Shaping the future: Our strategy for research and innovation in humanitarian response.

A global organisation that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation..
Our purpose is clear: we work in partnership with a global community of humanitarian actors, researchers and innovators to improve the quality of humanitarian action and deliver better outcomes for people affected by crises.
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At the ICRC, Nan works on some of the most interesting initiatives in humanitarian action. She served in Bosnia with the International Rescue Committee, subsequently led the Sphere Project, worked for UNHCR, served as International Director of the American Red Cross and as the Executive Director of International Council of Voluntary Agencies. She received the Global Leadership in Emergency Public Health award from the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine; was a Champions of Change (Obama administration); served 5 years as the Steering Committee Chair of the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP). In 2019 Nan joined the Grand Challenges Canada Program Advisory Board; in 2020 became a founding member of the Geneva Innovation Movement Association and in 2021 served on the MSF Scientific Days editorial committee. Her Master’s in Public Administration is from Harvard University.

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