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What we do
The Humanitarian Centre’s aim is to identify and solve problems that tackle the root causes of poverty and inequality and to alleviate their enduring symptoms. We do this in partnership with one another, by creating the space and conditions that allow us to listen and learn especially from our partners in communities and countries where poverty and inequality are most devastating. This approach enables us to take bold but thoughtful steps forward and to generate real solutions that make a tangible difference to communities worldwide.
The Centre supports over 45 member organisations, through training and networking (for example, in marketing, volunteer management and monitoring and evaluation). Find out more!
The Humanitarian Centre has a new Director!
The Board of Trustees is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Lara Allen as our new Director. Lara has worked extensively in international development and has the ideal mix of skills to lead the Humanitarian Centre during its 2014-15 year on Empowered Voices and into the future. She has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and was Associate Professor and Research Fellow at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. In 2007, she co-founded the Tshulu Trust, which links rural communities in the Venda region of South Africa with universities. The Trust aims to improve livelihoods by sharing knowledge and building the capacity of developing communities. Since 2012, Lara has been head of monitoring and evaluation, research, capacity building and communications at Misean Cara, an Irish NGO, which supports development projects worldwide. Lara will take up her appointment on 6th October.
See more about Lara here
We are very grateful to current Director, Sonia Roschnik, for all the work she has done for the Humanitarian Centre. She is moving to a senior position in the National Health Service from mid-September. We wish her every success in her new post.
To read more about this, and other transitions at the Humanitarian Centre, please click here
We hope that you’re all having a wonderful summer.
Thanks to everyone who supported Anne’s challenging pub quiz, our first Blue Dot fundraiser
This is a relatively quiet period at the Humanitarian Centre, but you can
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