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  • Do we have a humanitarian innovation problem? Do we have a humanitarian innovation problem? 14th Aug 2018

    In recent years, innovation has been touted as the way to bridge the gap between the humanitarian and development needs of the world and the capacity we have to meet them. But is the focus on innovation distracting us from the task of actually making a difference, at the necessary scale?

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  • 5 Minute Inspiration: How making water cheaper produces more milk and food 5 Minute Inspiration: How making water cheaper produces more milk and food 08th Aug 2018

    In the West Bank and Gaza, CARE helped farmers raise milk production by 10% and reduced the cost of water by 80%. To achieve this it wasn’t enough to look at just a farmer’s skills or livestock techniques. We had to look at the whole market system and use rigorous research to guide the programmes. In the West Bank and Gaza, although the market system faces threats every day, it’s still the best bet for sustainable change. Here is what we achieved and how we did it.

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  • 5 Minute Inspiration: Deforestation and the pop star - How Uganda cut illegal logging by 70% 5 Minute Inspiration: Deforestation and the pop star - How Uganda cut illegal logging by 70% 06th Aug 2018

    Denis Tumwesige used to make his living illegally cutting trees in protected forests in Uganda, until he got arrested. Instead of a jail sentence, the local officials connected him with CARE’s Forest Resources Sector Transparency (FOREST) project, which taught him about the importance of forest conservation. Denis then wrote a song about forests, which is a huge hit, and is routinely played on national radio. The song succeeded in raising awareness of forest policies. Here is what else the project achieved. 

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  • Head of Programmes

    I am Head of Programmes for CARE International UK, overseeing our development and humanitarian programming in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. I joined CARE in 2016 and am really enjoying scaling up our programming,…

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