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  • Calling all NGO staff: How to leave a legacy of impact at scale Calling all NGO staff: How to leave a legacy of impact at scale 18th Jul 2019

    Many of us start working in humanitarian, development or human rights work because we want to change the world or make our country a fairer, better place to live. But in a world where that work is mostly carved up into discrete “projects”, we often end up being satisfied with so much less. If the project we’re working on meets the targets we have agreed with the donor, if an evaluation shows positive change for those we have worked with directly, we have done good work. But is that enough?

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  • How Zambia takes out the trash – and provides a model for setting up sustainable services How Zambia takes out the trash – and provides a model for setting up sustainable services 12th Jul 2019

    How much rubbish do you generate every day? If you live in America, it’s more than 2kg every day. If you live in Australia or the UK, the average is about 1.5kg a day. In Zambia, that number is about 0.4kg (figures from World Bank). Even in Zambia, that’s a lot of rubbish to deal with.

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  • Shelter in Cox’s Bazar: A refugee-led approach to safe shelter Shelter in Cox’s Bazar: A refugee-led approach to safe shelter 09th Jul 2019

    “Here, we have six seasons,” explained CARE’s Shelter Programme Manager, Shah Suja, as we raced along the road that connects Cox’s Bazar town to the refugee camps. Those “six seasons” bring searing heat, torrential rain, cyclones and storm surges – and with nearly a million refugees now living in this hilly and fragile terrain, with no immediate prospects of returning home and yet prohibited from using durable construction materials, creating and maintaining safe shelters is a real challenge.

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  • Knowledge Management & Learning Coordinator

    I joined CARE nearly 20 years ago, in 1999, and have worked managing and leading programs in the UK, Peru and Zambia, and now in the Programmes Team of the International Secretariat. Working from home…

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