David Lai

David Lai

Team: Care International alumni

Profile:

David was CARE’s Ebola Crisis Policy and Information Management Coordinator based with CARE International UK. He previously worked in Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo on HIV, health system strengthening, and governance issues. His area of expertise is in working with policy and governance in dealing with epidemic and pandemic crisis. David trained as a doctor with a background in infectious disease. He received his medical training at the University of Calgary in Canada and in International Health Policy at the London School of Economics.

Blog posts

This week, a major international donor conference took place in Brussels to plan the rebuilding of Ebola hit countries. Having just recently returned from Sierra Leone and Liberia, I was hoping to see a gender transformative approach informing


Humanitarian team

CARE International UK’s humanitarian team supports CARE’s humanitarian work by accessing funding, and by providing project management and technical advice and capacity to CARE’s country offices and CARE’s emergency responses. CARE has a strong focus on ensuring that all our humanitarian programming responds meaningfully to the needs and capacities of different people, whatever their gender, identity or particular circumstances. CARE’s emergency shelter team is also based at CARE International UK.

Gender and Protection Researcher

At CARE I lead a research project which aims to strengthen collaboration between women-led civil society organisations (CSOs) and international…

Head of MENA Programmes

I joined CARE International UK in July 2017 and head up our programmes in the Middle East and North Africa…

Inclusive Governance team

Poverty and social injustice are caused and maintained by unequal power relations that result in the inequitable distribution of resources and opportunities – between women and men, between power-holders and marginalised communities, and between countries. CARE believes poor governance is a key cause of poverty and social injustice. Our Inclusive Governance team promotes inclusive and accountable governance systems so that poor and marginalised people have influence over decisions that affect their lives. We help communities get organised and get their priorities included in development planning. We work to increase women’s voice and leadership in public life. We support service users to hold service providers to account. We work with public authorities and service providers to help them become more transparent and responsive to poor and marginalised people.

Inclusive Governance Business Manager

I lead on business development for CARE's Inclusive Governance team. I lead the diversification and growth of inclusive governance across…

Knowledge Management and Communications Officer

I lead on communicating the impacts of CARE's Inclusive Governance work globally, coordinating a community of practice for sharing learning…

Programmes and Policy team

The Programmes and Policy team is responsible for overseeing programme quality and multiplying the impact of our programming by encouraging governments, business and donors – based on the evidence we witness on the ground – to adopt policy reforms that support the world’s poorest people and communities. Working in partnership with our country programmes, women’s rights organisations and civil society, we put forward the views of the most marginalised to governments, including the UK government, multinational businesses and global institutions and press the case for change. In short, our goal is to change the rules of the game that keep people poor.

Senior Policy Advisor – Women’s Economic Empowerment

I lead CARE International UK’s policy analysis and advocacy around value chains and dignified work. I originally joined CARE as…

Head of Africa Programme Management

Sonia provides strategic support to CARE country offices and manages a portfolio of projects mainly on gender-based violence and governance…

Strategic Partnerships team

Strategic partnerships are a key way for CARE to increase and widen our impact. Our Private Sector Engagement team partners with national and multinational companies to co-create innovative 'inclusive business' approaches that drive new opportunities for poor people as producers, workers, entrepreneurs, and consumers. We – and our partners – believe this makes good business sense: helping to generate efficiency, securing supply chains, accessing new markets and products, and improving credibility with consumers who increasingly expect companies to behave responsibly. Our Institutional Partnerships team connects the vision and commitment of our funding partners with poverty-fighting programmes throughout the world.

Corporate Partnerships Executive

Within my role, I manage corporate partner funding and the relationship with corporate partners, as well as working with teams…

Partnerships Manager

Ella oversees CARE International UK’s private sector partnerships. She works closely with companies including Mondelez International and Barclays to develop…

Women’s Economic Empowerment team

Our Women’s Economic Empowerment team leads CARE’s work globally to ensure women have greater access to and control over economic resources, assets and opportunities. We focus on four inter-related pathways to economic empowerment, based on a combination of women’s core economic roles as producers, workers, entrepreneurs and consumers: financial inclusion, women and value chains, dignified work, and entrepreneurship. We also focus on supporting the involvement of women in creating resilient markets in fragile and humanitarian contexts.

Senior Director, Innovation Hubs

I am based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from where since January 2018 I am leading CARE USA’s global work…

Senior Advisor – Financial Inclusion

Prior to joining CARE International UK as Senior Advisor – Financial Inclusion, Grace was leading the Women and Youth Financial…

I joined CARE in August 2014, because I believe strongly in our focus on economic development, gender equality and people…

CARE International alumni

Many CARE staff who have written Insights blogs have since moved on to other roles. Your blogs are still part of the CARE story – and we welcome any future contributions you may make to Insights and to our shared learning on what works in humanitarian response and international development.

Dr Robert Glasser was formerly the Secretary General of CARE International responsible for coordinating the work of the CARE confederation.…

Tom joined CARE in 2011 and from 2015 he led the Strategic Partnerships team at CARE International UK. In January…