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Wednesday 27 February 2013

The Future of Development

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Speaker and Biography



Welcome and Introduction

Daniel McAvoy

Lecturer in Development Studies

School of International Development, UEA

Daniel McAvoy first 'worked in development' in 1992, taking a year out from his undergraduate studies in geography to work in north Iraq with an international NGO after the 1991 Gulf War. He later worked on humanitarian relief efforts in FYRO Macedonia during the Kosovo crisis, in Aceh, Indonesia, after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, following the central Java Earthquake. He has also worked extensively in the Solomon Islands and other post-conflict reconstruction and peace-building programmes with the Australian Aid Agency, AusAID and more recently as a consultant with UNICEF in Solomon Islands and UNDP in Uganda.

Martin McCann

CEO of RedR UK

Libby James

Programme Manager, Build Africa

Libby has been working for Build Africa as a Programme Officer since 2011. Build Africa is an international development charity supporting Education and Livelihoods programmes in Africa and was voted best International Development Charity at the Charity Times Awards in 2012. She previously worked for three years as the Programme Director, and only member of staff, for Village to Village a small UK charity supporting activities in the Moshi and Same regions of Tanzania. Libby has also carried out research for the University of Bradford where she completed a Masters of Arts in International Development Management. 

Libby is experienced in project design and management, monitoring and evaluation, participatory learning methods, proposal and bid writing. She has a particular interest in Africa, with an emphasis on East Africa.

Antony Cotterill

Careers Advisor-Social Sciences

Introduction the UEA Careers service


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Sharing Knowledge

Governance and Democracy

Naureen Tadros

Head of ACE Electoral Knowledge Network Secretariat

Naureen M. Tadros currently serves as the Head of the ACE Electoral Knowledge Network Secretariat on behalf of the ACE Partnership (comprised of UNDP, EAD/DPA, UNDESA, IFES, IDEA, IFE, EISA and Elections Canada). Previously, Naureen was a Senior Manager at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and its liaison for all proposal submissions and reporting with the National Endowment for Democracy. Naureen has also served as Deputy Director of IFES Egypt's Democracy and Elections Technical Assistance Program. She has managed programs for Chemonics International and supported the Africa Policy Initiative at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She is widely experienced in international development program design and implementation, policy research and grant writing in the areas of elections, democracy and governance, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa.

Naureen holds a Master of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.

Appropriate Technology

Rob Cartridge

Head of Practical Answers, Practical Action

After leaving DEV in 1992 went to work for a Labour Member of the European Parliament in Cheshire, first as a press officer and then and his agent. Rob undertook various secondments to other local MPs and to the Labour Party. Then in 1997 Rob moved to campaigning charity: War on Want in London, where he secured a post as Campaigns Director - launching campaigns on ethical investment and the Robin Hood Tax. From 2004-2006 Rob worked as Director of Bromley Refugee Network before returning to international development as Head of Knowledge and Communications at Practical Action, based in Rugby. Last year he took over the leadership of an international programme called Practical Answers - sharing knowledge with development practitioners on appropriate technologies all over the world. &

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Facilitator:Kathleen Fincham


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Emerging issues for NGOs

Ama Bartemius

M&E Adviser, CARE International

As the M&E Advisor Ama's work with care focuses on supporting evidence gathering and reporting processes for CARE UK's PPA with DfID, developing and implementing strategies for M&E support to country offices, program and thematic teams and for reporting on CIUK's contribution to change. She has over 14 years' experience in managing development projects, leveraging operational and strategic expertise in the education, HIV/AIDS, SME development, agriculture/natural resources, and social protection sectors; and the humanitarian sector. She has managed and supported project design, baselines, on-going monitoring and learning processes, mid-term/final evaluations, impact measurement and capacity building activities with teams in East, West, Central and Northern Africa; Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. She is particularly interested in personal and economic empowerment of young women.

John Lakeman

John leads CIUK's monitoring and evaluation team. He leads on design of institutional level M&E systems for CIUK, and provides technical support across a range of CARE projects. He is leading CIUK's activities to develop systems for CARE to measure the results and impact of its work. John has over 6 year's experience in working in monitoring and evaluation, having previously worked as an evaluation manager for a major European donor and on research on evaluation quality in humanitarian work.

Facilitator: Bryan Maddox

Libby James

See 1300

Facilitator: Bryan Maddox


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Poverty and Development Challenges in the UK

Holly Notcutt

Community Development Manager, Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Holly is an experienced development practitioner, with particular interest in; marginalized groups, community resilience, gender, young people, and poverty reduction in developed nations.

Holly completed a BSc in Social Psychology and an MSc in Management before embarking on an extended period of travel and work in Canada, New Zealand and France (2003 to 2006).

She returned to the UK in 2006 to start a career in community development with a local NGO in her hometown of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Whilst working Holly also enrolled as a part time student in the MA in Development Studies at the School of International Development, here at the UEA. She completed her studies in 2010, conducting fieldwork in an inner city neighbourhood of Vancouver, Canada, for her dissertation.

Holly now works in UK local government. She is responsible for establishing and developing a mainstreamed approach to poverty reduction through localised service delivery and community involvement, directing a multi-disciplinary team. Additionally she has co-founded the CoSocial Centre of Excellence, supporting others in developing good practice in social and community development. Recent work with CoSocial (2012) has included a research consultancy with Save the Children into Disaster Management and Community Resilience.

Jan Davis

Emergency Planning Manager, Great Yarmouth Borough Council and RedR member

Jan Davis has been involved in the humanitarian relief and development sectors in various capacities over the last 30 years. As a professional engineer he has worked in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Starting out as a VSO volunteer in Sierra Leone much of his early overseas relief and development experience was gained with Oxfam mainly working in Africa. A period as a consultant followed and then building on this experience Jan contributed to the development and delivery of RedR (Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief) training. He is joint author of a standard reference in humanitarian relief work, "Engineering in Emergencies" which, in its second edition, continues to be a consistent seller for Practical Action Publications. Whilst at RedR, Jan was involved in the development of a systematic approach to aid agency security management and associated training package including the production of training films which are used by many international aid agencies.

Jan's current post is Emergency Planning Manager at Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Norfolk, responsible for emergency planning and business continuity at the council. This work brings together the experience of managing emergencies, longer term development considerations and community development skills. Jan works with urban communities and rural parishes to enhance community resilience which is part of a national programme taking into consideration climate change and the evolving context in which we live and work. Hazards of particular concern include flooding, extreme weather events, pandemic flu and coastal pollution.

Harriet Winfrey

Neighbourhood Planning Officer, Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Since completing a degree in International Development at the UEA, Harriet gained the opportunity to return to Great Yarmouth – where she spent her DWE placement – to work in community development. As one of three Neighbourhood Development Officers based in Great Yarmouth, Harriet is responsible for directly engaging with individuals and community groups around a range of different social, environmental and economic issues. Harriet helps establish new, and support existing, community groups by giving them advice and guidance on governance and helping them obtain sufficient resources to sustain their work.

Gervais Koulongo-Mambs (British Red Cross)

Facilitator: Daniel McAvoy


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Working in Media and Development

Sally-Ann Wilson

Secretary General, Commonwealth Broadcasting Association

Sally-Ann has a degree in Development Studies [UEA 1980] and an M.Phil. in Cultural Ecology U.E.A., Norwich. She joined the BBC in 1985 after leading conservation expeditions and projects throughout Malaysia, Indonesia and Africa. After training as a radio news producer/reporter with BBC local, Radio Sally-Ann moved to TV documentary production, directing social and environmental documentaries for the BBC and commercial media sector and winning a number of programme awards. At the BBC she worked on high profile productions including ‘The Trials of Life' with Sir David Attenborough before becoming a Series Editor and BBC Scotland Department Manager. In 1998 she joined the commercial media sector to manage a £16 million output deal with a team of 120 international producers for Granada UK/Discovery U.S.

In 2001 Sally-Ann joined the CBA to launch a media scheme to promote better international coverage in the UK. With funding from DFID, ‘WorldView' now partners all mainstream UK broadcasters and in 12 years has provided seed funding for 350+ programmes. The scheme also commissions and publishes media research. Sally-Ann is committed to public service broadcasting and in 2008 she founded a new Master's Programme in Media and International Development at U.E.A. where she still teaches. Her publications include ‘Operation Survival' [Mainstream Publ.], and numerous research papers on media and development. Sally-Ann is a Board member of IBT [International Broadcasting Trust] and a Trustee of CHRI [Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative]. She is married to former BBC Producer and journalist Dick Meadows and lives in rural Norfolk.

Grace Davies

Project Manager,Global BBC Media Action

Facilitator: Martin Scott

Tea/Coffee available from 15:00 to 15:30 TPSC Foyer


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 Green Development: Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Freya Grummit

Client Relationship and Community Manger, Project Dirt

After graduating from UEA with a degree in International Development, Freya worked in environmental education for the National Trust and then worked in community engagement in local government. Currently, Freya is the Community and Client Relationship Manager at Project Dirt, the UK's largest environmental social network. Her role includes managing a 7000 strong community of people who run over 1000 environmental projects nationwide. She also helps businesses and organisations run their CSR programs through Project Dirt via grant schemes and staff engagement initiatives.

Rob Cartridge

See 1400 session


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Education and Development

Libby James

Programme Manger, Build Africa

see 1300

Sabrina Derham

Intern, Build Africa

Having recently completed a BA in Geography Sabrina briefly worked at the Bank of China before starting an internship with Build Africa. Over the past year her internship has covered a diverse range of work including researching effective NGOs, monitoring and evaluation data and statutory grant proposals.

Facilitator: Bryan Maddox


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Humanitarian Emergencies

Martin McCann

Chief Executive, RedR UK

Jan Davis

Emergency Planning Manager, Great Yarmouth Borough Council and RedR member

See 1400 Session

Ben Harvey

Consultant with UNHCR

Ben left school at 16. He worked in seasonal agricultural jobs and the building trade for 5 years. He volunteered for 2 years with a homelessness charity, leading to several years working within the mental health sector. In 2000 he qualified as a Social Worker. Post qualification he worked for Cambridge City Social Services Asylum Team before moving onto the Refugee Council. During this period he completed a Bsc in Health and gained accreditation with the LSC to provide legal advice to asylum seekers, later joining the Refugee Legal Centre, where he worked for 4 years as a legal representative. He left in 2006 to complete an MA in refugee studies. Ben spent one year volunteering overseas within the refugee sector before beginning work as a consultant within UNHCR. Since then he has worked in Yemen, Syria, the Arabian Gulf and Cameroon. 

Facilitator: Daniel McAvoy


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Opportunities for International Students

Ama Bartemius

CARE International,

see 1400 session

John Lakeman

CARE International

see 1400 session

Faciliator: Maren Duvendack




Duncan Green

Oxfam Strategic Policy Advisor

‘From Poverty to power: Active Citizens and Effective states can change the world' Book Launch

Read Duncan's biography and blog

Introduction by Dr Steve Russell Head of School of International Development, UEA

Discussant: Dr Bryan Maddox

Refreshments in TPSC foyer