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OUR TEAM

CCD's global team is made up of subject matter experts from member agencies.

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Kathryn Taetzsch is one of the CCD global co-leads, and also supports the Social Protection and Data Sharing Working Groups. She works for World Vision as Global Cash and Voucher Programming Director and has 20 years of strategic and operational humanitarian response and academic research experience in fragile, conflict- and natural disaster-affected contexts in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, and Latin America. 

kathryn_taetzsch@wvi.org

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Deepa Sharma is one of the three co-leads of CCD global and also the Humanitarian Business Operations Lead at Save the Children UK. She is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Network and leads on development of business and governance models, and business development for CCD. She has a background in finance, strategy, operations and change management from over 15 years of experience in private and INGO sectors. 

d.sharma@savethechildren.org.uk

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Dina Brick is one of the CCD global co-leads, and also the Senior Technical Advisor – Food Security and Markets at Catholic Relief Services. As a member of CRS’ Humanitarian Response Department, Dina heads CRS’ Market-Based Rapid Response and Recovery team.  Dina has over 15 years of experience in international agriculture, food security, and cash and markets programs, based both overseas and in the U.S. 

dina.brick@crs.org

Amos Doornbos leads the CCD Global Data Interoperability Working Group. He is also a  Disaster Management Strategy & Systems Director for World Vision International. Amos is focused on enabling individuals to have more control over and access to their data and wrestling with issues like consent, ethics, and rights. Amos specializes in change management for humanitarian aid organizations and social enterprises, especially around the use of technology and building staff capacity. 

amos_doornbos@wvi.org

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Laura Gordon is the Humanitarian Transformation Lead at Save the Children UK. For CCD, she leads projects on climate, locally led humanitarian action in Ukraine, and due diligence and cash assessment alignment in Turkiye. She has more than ten years’ experience in the humanitarian sector, including working on cash programmes in Africa and the Middle East as well as on cash policy for DFID.

l.gordon@savethechildren.org.uk

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Maria Pia Ferrari is the lead of the CCD Social Protection Working Group and works for Action Against Hunger as Cash and Voucher Assistance and Social Protection Advisor. She has a technical background in food security and livelihoods, and over ten years of field experience with INGOs in both development and emergency contexts in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

mpferrari@accioncontraelhambre.org   

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Neetu Mahil is the CCD's Global Collaboration Lead, seconded from NRC's CashCap Roster. As a senior member of CCD, she provides operational leadership, technical advice and support to collaboration managers, and contributes to the development of the value proposition and future state of CCD. Neetu has more than 14 years of experience delivering cash and voucher assistance (CVA) and livelihoods programs in high-risk emergency contexts; conducting operational research to improve CVA design and delivery; and leading diverse teams and coordinating across stakeholders to accomplish strategic goals.

neetu.mahil@nrc.no  

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Marieta Fitzcharles is the Impact & Learning lead at the CCD. She also works with World Vision International as the Cash and Voucher Programming MEAL Advisor. She has 10 years of experience working on monitoring, accountability, and accountability in diverse contexts, including 5 years working specifically with cash and voucher programmes across the Middle East.

Marieta_Fitzcharles@wvi.org

Helen Alviti is a Humanitarian Transformation Manager at Save the Children UK and chairs the CCD Resourcing Group. She has worked in the humanitarian sector for 10 years providing Operations and Awards Management support to SCUKs innovative partnerships including Elrha and Start Network. She brings experience in awards and finance management, donor compliance and project management to the CCD space.

h.alviti@savethechildren.org.uk

Ibrahim Garba is the CCD Collaboration Manager for South Sudan. He has more than 15 years of professional experience in banking and finance, food security and livelihoods, cash-based transfer programming, emergency response, integrated programming through a multi-sectoral approach, program operations, information counselling and legal assistance and coordination.

ibrahim.garba@crs.org

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Diletta Bartolozzi is the CCD Collaboration Manager for Uganda based in Kampala. She is the Grants Manager for The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Uganda and has over eight years of experience working across humanitarian sectors and organizations on development and emergency programs in East Africa. In Uganda, Diletta has an operational focus on Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA).

 diletta.bartolozzi@lutheranworld.org

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Alessia Volpe is the CCD Collaboration Manager for the earthquake response in Turkey (and Syria). She comes from a background as a Cash & Markets consultant and Data Specialist, with seven years of experience across several humanitarian crises in MENA, Central Asia, and Easter Africa. Alessia is also Co-Chair of the global Food Security Cluster’s Cash and Markets Working Group workstream on Anticipatory Action, and the CALP MENA Community of Practice on locally led response.  

Philippa Young is a CVA specialist, in market-based programming, and emergency food security and vulnerable livelihoods (EFSVL) with 18 years of experience in the humanitarian sector. Before joining the CCD as Collaboration Facilitator for the Ukraine Response, Philippa led Oxfam's global EFSVL humanitarian team and has also been responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of numerous CVA programs in emergency contexts ranging from sudden onset to conflict-affected and protracted.  Philippa was also a member of the global Food Security Cluster's Strategic Advisory Group and has supported cash coordination groups in countries such as Indonesia and Haiti.  

philyoung77@hotmail.com 

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Nino Khokhobaia is CCD’s global Localisation and Capacity Strengthening Advisor, predominantly focusing on Ukraine Response and representing one of the members of Shared Services Hub for this response. Nino is working for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) as a Technical Adviser under Humanitarian Response Department and has been seconded to the CCD network since August 2022. She is an experienced Senior Program Manager with over 10 years of experience in displacement related issues in Georgia. 

nino.khokhobaia@crs.org

Clara Decamps is the CCD Social Protection Technical Advisor, seconded by SCUK, within the interagency Shared Services Hub, supporting members' operations in operating countries, with a current focus on the Ukraine country and regional response. She is also co-leading CCD’s Social Protection Working Group. Her role is aimed at facilitating links between humanitarian CVA and national social protection systems, with a view to improving coordination, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of CCD members’ response. Clara is specialised in social protection, research and operations and has experience in social policy, training, international law, programme management and business development across Europe, East and North Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. 

c.decamps@savethechildren.org.uk

Poppy Hardee is CCD’s Consortium Manager for its DEC-funded cash program in Ukraine. She has over 10 years of experience in humanitarian fundraising, partnership, and program management. Poppy has managed multi-sector humanitarian programs based in Lebanon, Palestine, Somalia, Sierra Leone, and Syria. She is specialised in business development, having raised funds for humanitarian programs from multiple institutional donors, corporates, trusts, and UN entities.

p.hardee@savethechildren.org.uk

Anna Kuligowska joined CCD as the Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager working for Save the Children UK. She has close to a decade of experience working in international development supporting programmes across sub-Saharan Africa spanning thematic areas of health, education, and livelihoods.

a.kuligowska@savethechildren.org.uk

Lesley White is the CCD Communications and Engagement Manager, hosted by Save the Children UK. She has over fourteen years of experience in international communications and engagement roles, having worked within global education, international think tanks, and NGOs.

 

Lesley has extensive experience in international development research, focusing on impact communications for policy and social change.

l.white@savethechildren.org.uk

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Josie Scott is the Global Cash Trainer of Trainers for CCD, hosted by Save the Children UK. In this role she is responsible for developing the CCD's approach to Cash Technical Capacity Building of local humanitarian actors. This involves developing cash capacity strengthening plans, bespoke cash training materials and training and mentoring in country cash trainers and is designed to empower local actors through giving them the knowledge, skills and confidence to quality humanitarian cash responses. Josie has over 9 years' experience in the non-profit sector, across development, humanitarian, Cash and Voucher programmes and domestic violence intervention programmes, including previously working for the CCD as the Ethiopia Collaboration Manager. Josie has expertise in Cash programming, collaboration, project management, stakeholder engagement and capacity strengthening. 

j.scott@savethechildren.org.uk

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