CARE International alumni

Larissa Pelham

Larissa Pelham

Team: CARE International alumni

Profile:

Larissa was formerly CARE’s Food Security Advisor responsible for providing technical advice on any aspect of CARE’s work that involves food security. Her role involved advising country offices on their food security programming; coordinating knowledge and response in food security with other NGOs and the UN system; and guaranteeing that CARE and others learn from how CARE’s work with climate change, adaptation and resilience, governance and private sector engagement impacts on food security, in order to continually improve our work.

Her previous work has covered research, programming and advisory roles across a range of NGOs, UN, multilateral institutions and think tanks. She has specialised in how social protection, safety nets and disaster risk reduction contribute to food security and poverty reduction. Her work has covered Asia, Africa and Latin America, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa and the Horn of Africa, in particular.

Blog posts

Leaving aside outcomes and outputs, and M&E plans, and monitoring and analysis tools, and all that comprises a workshop, by far the most immediate, energising and perhaps memorable outcome is the opportunity to learn from colleagues in ways

An update from a CARE workshop on smallholder agriculture, climate change and food and nutrition

After the annual meeting of the world’s largest and most important body for agreeing international food and nutrition security policy, Larissa Pelham questions on World Food Day whether NGOs really have a voice in the

The 2013 Annual State of Food Insecurity in the World report was launched last week, in time for the annual meeting of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). This year’s report estimates that progress has been made towards the 2015

The leaders of the G8 came to the UK over a month ago and David Cameron hosted a

The Olympics and the importance of nutrition

Thursday, 11 October 2012 15:43

As Usain Bolt pounded to the 200m finish line, displaying formidable human strength, my mind wandered to the Olympics and Paralympics aftermath. The Olympics this year closed to a new opening – one that is hoped to herald in new commitments to


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.

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Alessandra was formerly a Senior Private Sector Advisor in the Private Sector Engagement team of CARE International UK, responsible for…

Alexa was formerly a Private Sector Advisor with CARE International, designng and evaluating inclusive business programming with the UK Department…

Ama Bartimeus was formerly the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for CARE International UK, providing M&E technical support  to country offices,…

Ashika was formerly an Emergency Programmes Coordinator and Regional Programme Manager for CARE International UK. Ashika has a Masters in…

Barbara Jackson was formerly CARE International’s Humanitarian Director.

Catherine was formerly CARE’s Senior Advisor on Adaptation and Resilience, leading CARE International UK’s work on resilience building and community…

Chloe was Programme Manager for CARE’s Refugee Response in Turkey from 2014 to 2017, managing the Refugee Team and overseesing…

Christine Svarer was formerly Head of Women’s Economic Empowerment and Private Sector Engagement at CARE International (until April 2016). Christine…

Christophe was formerly an Emergency Shelter Advisor with CARE International’s Emergency Shelter Team, based in London. His educational background is…

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

Cristian was formerly Programme Management Coordinator at CARE International UK, working within the Programme Management Team and leading CIUK's development portfolio…

Dan Vexler was formerly Head of Programme Quality and Impact for CARE International UK, overseeing CARE International UK's work in…

Danielle Spencer was formerly the Senior Humanitarian Advisor: Gender and Protection at CARE International UK, working primarily within CARE’s country…

David was CARE’s Ebola Crisis Policy and Information Management Coordinator based with CARE International UK. He previously worked in Malawi…

Elizabeth White was formerly Advocacy and Communications Officer with CARE Somalia. Follow her on Twitter @Miss_E_White

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

Gabriel was formerly Emergency Shelter and Reconstruction Advisor, supporting CARE offices worldwide with effective technical assistance for both emergency preparedness…

Helene Gayle was formerly President and CEO of CARE USA. A medical doctor, she was previously Director of the HIV,…

John was formerly head of CARE International UK's monitoring and evaluation team. He led on the design of institutional level…

John was, until 2016, Programme Director for CARE International UK. John joined CARE International UK in 2006. Throughout his career…

Katherine was formerly the Financial Inclusion Advisor for Asia at CARE International UK, providing technical advice, project management support, and…

Larissa was formerly CARE’s Food Security Advisor responsible for providing technical advice on any aspect of CARE’s work that involves…

Lucy Beck was formerly an Emergency Communications Coordinator for CARE International.

Maja was formerly an intern with the CARE International UK policy and advocacy team. Maja is completing an MSc in…

Maria was formerly Asia Governance Advisor for CARE International UK. She has more than a decade's experience in the development…

Michelle Spearing was formerly a Conflict Advisor with CARE International UK, based in Nairobi. She supported CARE's work in Africa…

Miski Abdi was formerly a Policy and Advocacy intern at CARE International UK. She worked on CARE’s Financial Inclusion and…

Muhamed joined CARE International UK in 2008 and until 2017 was working as West and Central Africa Governance Advisor based…

Nathan Randall was formerly a Financial Inclusion and Linkages Analyst for CARE Access Africa based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.…

Nicola was formerly the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist within the Programme Management Team at CARE International UK.…

Paul-André was formerly Senior Policy Advisor (Conflict and Humanitarian) for CARE International UK. He led CARE International UK’s policy analysis…

Penda was formerly a Senior Resilience Advisor, providing technical support and project development assistance on resilience building projects in various…

Philip was formerly Emergency Shelter and Reconstruction Advisor with CARE International UK, providing deployable shelter capacity to CARE for both…

Rebecca was formerly a Policy & Advocacy Intern at CARE International UK, supporting the Policy and Advocacy team in research…

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

Sherine Ibrahim was formerly Deputy Regional Director for CARE International in the Middle East, responsible for ensuring the quality of…

Svetlana Ancker was formerly a Senior Account Manager (Health), managing CARE's corporate partnership with GlaxoSmithKline which works to improve maternal…