Saad has been working in the Humanitarian and Development Sector for 6 years in Syrian response. Relying on his 8 years of experience in industrial manufacturing and trade sector, he participated in designing and implementing several economic empowerment projects in Syria such as: micro-finance and vocational training. Saad was introduced to the MERS by SEEP team visiting Gaziantep, Turkey in 2018. Finding it much effective to improve his work; he adopted the MERS in his organization programs. Later, Saad conducted two trainings in Arabic and English for 20 members of the Early Recovery Cluster in an effort to raise awareness and mainstream MERS. Saad has a Master’s in Aircraft and Aerospace engineering, and completing another Master's in political science and International Relations.
Youssef Almustafa possesses over 20 years of management and research experience in development and humanitarian sectors; social safety nets, monitoring & evaluation, data collection, capacity development (training, coaching, mentoring) for humanitarian, development and governmental organizations and research in the MENA region and beyond.
Since 2016, Mr. Almustafa has been working as an independent consultant. He has overseen over 70 M&E, data collection, needs assessment, research and other projects, and has conducted numerous capacity trainings (in English and Arabic) covering in person and remote data collection, monitoring and evaluation, needs assessment, Sphere standards, accountability, Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), Third Party Monitoring (TPM), project management, and remote management for a range of clients. Over the course of his career, he has trained over 1500 humanitarian professionals in Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, and other countries.
Mr. Almustafa was introduced to the MERS by the SEEP team visiting Gaziantep, Turkey in 2018 where he attended the MERS TOT with more than 20 Syrian and Turkish humanitarians. He contributed to many webinars about the MERS in many local organizations as well as contributed to the MERS training materials translation from English into Arabic. Mr. Almustafa is very enthusiastic to promote the MERS in the Arab region -- a region heavily affected by crisis.
Mr. Almustafa has MA in Economic Change in the Arab Region from Marburg University (Germany), and MSc in Political Economy of Development from University of London/ SOAS (UK).
Dalmar Ainashe is Technical Advisor for Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods (EFSL) and is based in Atlanta, GA. Dalmar is a member of CARE International (CI’s) Rapid Response Team (RRT).
Dalmar has over 14 years of humanitarian and development experience with the United Nations Agencies (WHO, OCHA, WFP and FAO), International NGOs (LWF, CRS and CARE) and the US local governments (Texas and Ohio). Dalmar joined CARE in 2014 from United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Dalmar’s geographical working experience includes: The US, Pakistan, Libya, South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Nepal and Yemen.
Dalmar has background in both acute and chronic Food and Nutrition Security (FNS), smallholder Agricultural Livelihoods, Value-Chains, Market-based Cash Programming (unconditional, conditional/cash for work, voucher and in-kind transfers), Integrated Food Security Phase Classifications (IPC), Monitoring and Evaluation (M&), FNS-related data analytics and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Dalmar represents CI in international fora such as Global IPC Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and Global Food Security Working Group (FSWG). Dalmar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics and two separate Masters’ Degrees: Geospatial Information Sciences (GIS) and Disaster Management (early warning information systems).
Dalmar speaks fluent English, Kiswahili and Somali, and basic Arabic, Karamojong (Uganda) and Turkana (Kenya). In Somali, ‘Dalmar’, means a versatile or adaptable traveler.
Finally, although Dalmar now calls Atlanta home, he doesn’t support Atlanta Falcons…sorry Falcon fans! Instead, Dalmar is a passionate fan of the Dallas Cowboys…American’s football team!
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Holly Welcome Radice is the Cash and Markets Technical Advisor at CARE. She leads the NGO’s global cash and voucher assistance strategy, capacity building and technical assistance globally. Holly has over 20 years’ experience in humanitarian and development contexts with experience Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
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Solenne Delga holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs and has 10 years of experience in Africa (Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Central African Republic) and the Middle East (Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey). Working with NGOs (ACTED, Mercy Corps, Danish Refugee Council) and as an independent consultant, Solenne has managed humanitarian and development projects in support of conflict- and displacement-affected populations across sectors, engaging with local actors to address their needs and bring about lasting change. Her specific expertise is in market-based Economic Recovery and Livelihoods programmes in both rural and urban settings. She is currently a Global Advisor for Economic Recovery with the Danish Refugee Council and serves as the organisation's focal point for livelihoods.
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Ed managed field verifications of DG ECHO-funded humanitarian programmes for five years before becoming an Emergency Cash & Voucher Assistance (CVA) Programme Manager for People in Need (PIN)’s Syria Country Programme and, subsequently, their Global CVA Adviser. He has specific expertise in Market System Approaches, including CVA, in emergencies, and is currently a Global Advisor for Economic Recovery and serves as DRC’s focal point for CVA.
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Alexander Goutchkoff recently joined Humanity & Inclusion as the Emergency Cash and Market Recovery Global Specialist based in Brussels, Belgium. His role aims at providing the organization with technical guidance and capacity building of country teams to ensure quality programming in his area of expertise. Over the past 10 years, he has been working in the field of international development and humanitarian action across South East Asia, Africa and the Middle-East, specializing in financial inclusion and economic recovery. He has extensive experience in designing and managing livelihoods programmes in various context from acute humanitarian crisis contexts to more development ones. He holds a Master Degree in Corporate Finance and a Post-graduate in International Development and Humanitarian Emergency from the London School of Economics.
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Sarah Hermon-Duc is an Emergency Basic Needs Specialist. She provides technical assistance to Humanity & Inclusion programs as they prepare for and respond to emergencies. She has worked in Africa, Central America, South-East Asia and the Middle East in humanitarian emergencies and recovery contexts, where she was involved in implementing programs, with a focus on Cash-Based Transfers (CBT) as well as supporting program design and providing trainings. She is based in Lyon, France.
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Lili Mohiddin has worked in the humanitarian sector for over 20 years, starting her career as a food security coordinator in Tajikistan. Since then, she has gained extensive technical experience in food security and livelihoods, market based programming including cash-and voucher assistance, urban programming and capacity building. She has worked for a number of organisations in country, regional and head quarter offices and as a consultant for 6 years. Her work ranges from technical support to strategy development and capacity building. She has worked in Central America, South East and East Asia, the Middle East, Caucuses and West, East and Southern Africa. She is currently employed as the regional cash and market adviser for Norwegian Refugee Council in the East Africa and Yemen regional office.
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Julian is a Livelihoods Specialist at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) where he is responsible for developing and implementing NRC’s Global Livelihoods Strategy. Julian is passionate about creating innovative partnerships between humanitarian and development organisations to develop market-based livelihoods programmes for displaced people.
Karri Byrne brings over 25 years of programme management experience from both emergency and development contexts. She has worked extensively on market systems and livelihoods programming and more recently has begun helping teams apply adaptive management practices to their work. She supported the SEEP Network with the update of the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (part of the Sphere Standards) and is keen to see more collaboration between the private sector and the humanitarian community.
Sarah is a post-conflict/post-disaster market systems specialist with more than 18 years technical experience adapting market development approaches to some of the world’s most challenging contexts. She is currently a senior independent consultant supporting economic resilience. Sarah served as the lead facilitator for SEEP’s Refugees and Savings Groups Peer Learning Group and has been a core contributor to many market resilience initiatives at the SEEP Network, including the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards. Sarah was recently the Technical Advisor for Enterprise Development at the International Rescue Committee as well as the Director of Market Development for Mercy Corps. She has lived for many years in West Africa in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Benin and worked extensively in counties across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Beginning in Accenture, Katie has over 10 years of work experience working across a broad range of industries on building more inclusive business models, products and sustainable operational practices into organisations. She is passionate about appropriate design and upgrading the way we work to build sustainability into business and aid initiatives. She works as the bridge between top-down strategic vision with bottom-up applicability to make ideas really work. She believes that innovation happens when we crash different ideas together and loves bringing groups together with different skills and perspectives to do just that. She was lead consultant on an award-winning feasibility study with Vodafone on developing opportunities for livelihood growth in developing countries through mobile technology. Her background in strategy alongside Environmental Engineering placed her working in the position of working on market-based solution for WASH with WSUP, Oxfam and the Global WASH Cluster. Katie is currently a freelance consultant providing technical advice, project delivery, organisational strategy and training support to the aid sector using market-based approaches. More recently she has worked with Mercy Corps and DRC on using these approaches in displacement contexts. She is trained in Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) and a specialist trainer for the SEEP Network in Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS). She has delivered a number of publications and trainings on integrating market thinking into the sector, whilst working closely with the Markets in Crisis community.