Rebecca Gibbons

Rebecca Gibbons

Team: CARE International alumni


Rebecca was formerly a Policy & Advocacy Intern at CARE International UK, supporting the Policy and Advocacy team in research and advocacy on the themes of Gender in Emergencies: Protecting and Empowering Women in Conflict and Women’s Economic Empowerment and Financial Inclusion.

Rebecca has an MA (Distinction) in War Studies from Kings College, London, having previously studied BA History and Politics at the University of Exeter. She had previously worked at Waging Peace, a human rights organisation which campaigns against genocide in Sudan and, alongside its sister charity, supports Sudanese refugees in the UK.

Twitter: @RebeccaJGibbons

Blog posts

Just past the halfway point of FP2020 – and looking towards next week’s Family Planning Summit – it’s time to celebrate and

On 11 July, the international Family Planning Summit will be held in London, hosted by the UK

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.

Head of Humanitarian

As Head of Humanitarian at CARE International UK, I provide leadership on humanitarian issues and sit on CARE’s Emergency Response…

Senior Shelter Advisor

I am a former builder, with a particular focus on green construction techniques, and an architect with over 10 years…

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.

Governance Advisor

Currently I am working as the monitoring and evaluation and research lead for the inclusive governance team. I am particularly…

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 and Advocacy Advisor - Financial Inclusion

I support CARE’s work to enable women and girls to have equal and increased control over their financial resources and…

Head of Advocacy and Policy (Jobshare)

I lead CARE’s policy and advocacy on women’s economic empowerment which includes influencing the private sector. I'm passionate about the…

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.

Partnerships Manager

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

Senior Account Manager – Health

As a member of the Private Sector Engagement team, I lead the strategic partnership between CARE International and GlaxoSmithKline. I…

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…

Director Women’s Economic Empowerment

I joined CARE International UK in September 2016 as global Director for Women’s Economic Empowerment. Women's Economic Empowerment is one…

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.

Eloïse Di Gianni was a Policy and Advocacy Intern at CARE International UK, working on the Gender in Emergencies programme,…

Colin was formerly CARE International UK's Head of the Emergencies, responsible for the management of the Humanitarian and Emergency Team.…