Role: Knowledge Management and Learning Officer
Team: Inclusive Governance team
I lead on communicating the impacts of CARE's Inclusive Governance work globally, coordinating a community of practice for sharing learning on how CARE delivers aid through inclusive governance. I am also responsible for supporting the design and implementation of CARE's global Inclusive Governance strategy. I joined CARE’s Inclusive Governance team in February 2015 having previously worked at international development consultancy Coffey International, supporting the development of governance, justice and social inclusion proposals for DFID, World Bank and European Commission.
Prior to this I worked and lived in Uganda, designing and delivering civil society capacity-building training to local community groups and NGO partners with the UK Department for International Development. I hold an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics, with specialisms in economic development policy, institutional reform, governance, and designing and implementing innovative inclusive social businesses.
One good thing I’ve read
Poor Economics by Abhijit Banerjee and Ester Duflo because they eschew grand generalisations about the secret of economic development. They explore how poor people in poor countries actually cope with their poverty and make choices: an important read for anyone working to develop robust strategies to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people. Why Nations Fail: The origins of power, prosperity and poverty by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson is also a favourite that I constantly refer back to. Its core hypothesis - that to prosper, citizens need ‘inclusive institutions’ - resonates with CARE’s Inclusive Governance work.
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.
Climate Change & Resilience Team Leader
I am an environmental scientist with a background in international development, specialising in climate change adaptation, natural resource management, disaster…
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.
Senior Gender Advisor
My role is to provide technical advice to CARE International UK’s programme and operational teams to help meet our commitment…
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.
Policy and Advocacy Assistant
I see my role as a bridge between those who deserve change and those who have the power to make…
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.
Head of Private Sector Engagement
Laura joined CARE International UK in May 2018 as Head of Private Sector Engagement. She previously worked as Ethical Trading…
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 Advisor – Financial Inclusion
Prior to joining CARE International UK as Senior Advisor – Financial Inclusion, I led the Women and Youth Financial Inclusion…
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Nicola was formerly the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist within the Programme Management Team at CARE International UK.…