Angela Rouse, CARE ECB Agency Manager
Angela works closely with CARE’s accountability, staff capacity and DRR advisors to coordinate their engagement and support to the ECB Project as per CARE’s agency performance improvement plan (APIP). She also supports CARE’s engagement in the country consortia, particularly in Niger, where CARE is the lead agency, and contributes to the fundraising efforts for the project.
Experience has shown that the wake of a major disaster is the wrong time to try to develop new guidelines and systems to address an emergency, so I’m really excited to be able to contribute to such an ambitious and innovative project to build emergency capacity before the onset of a crisis.
The project importantly captures and disseminates knowledge and experience, enabling not just an individual or an organisation to gain knowledge, but also allowing the humanitarian sector as a whole to take a stride forward.
Driss Moumane, Catholic Relief Services ECB Agency Manager
As ECB Manager for CRS, Driss works closely with Principals and Advisors to promote the ECB project across the agency. Driss sits in on the monthly telcons, and supports technical advisors, and fundraising actions. Driss also sees himself as an advisor and gatekeeper for the Indonesia consortium. With more than twenty years working overseas, he understands the demands and challenges of working in an environment where expectations are high and learning is critical.
Laure Anquez, Oxfam ECB Agency Manager
Laure coordinates Oxfam's involvement with the ECB Project to help ensure Oxfam continues to contribute to the project's collaborative initiatives, as well as to maximise the benefits to Oxfam's ongoing work in developing capacity in humanitarian response, accountability to beneficiaries, impact measurement and disaster risk reduction.
Oxfam plays a particular role in leading the Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies in Bolivia and Laure supports the Consortium to plan and work together on joint capacity building initiatives and joint approaches to programming.
As part of the ECB Project, I am part of a variety of initiatives aiming to improving the emergency responses Oxfam carries out. Conversations are wonderfully diverse as the project brings together global specialists - across six different agencies - with national staff who are experts on their country contexts.
Keith Buck, World Vision ECB Agency Manager
Keith manages World Vision’s involvement in ECB, and works closely with staff involved in governance, advising on the three ECB themes, participating in the field consortia, and fund-raising. He also leads the planning, monitoring and reporting on WVI’s ECB–related activities.
Keith also supports World Vision’s engagement in the country consortia, particularly in the Horn of Africa, where WVI is the lead agency, and contributes to the fundraising efforts for the project.
Humanitarian organizations no longer have the luxury, if indeed they ever did, of doing everything solo. Donors increasingly demand, and rightfully so, a cooperative approach, and value for their contributions. Projects like ECB can promote this through building trust, standards and a joint approach to common issues we all face, like staff development, disaster risk reduction and accountability. In the end, it’s all about maximising our impact on the lives of others.
Anne Castleton, Mercy Corps ECB Agency Manager
As the ECB Agency Manager for Mercy Corps, Anne Castleton ensures that the activities listed in Mercy Corps’ Agency Performance Improvement Plan (APIP) are implemented across the organization. Anne has been and continues to be one of the ECB Disaster Risk Reduction advisors and is currently collaborating with Amy Hilleboe of Catholic Relief Services to lead the development of the DRR/Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Practitioner’s Guide.
In addition, Anne represents the ECB Project and Mercy Corps’ role within the project at external outreach events. Anne's role at Mercy Corps is Director of Disaster Risk Reduction.
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