Laura is a humanitarian and development practitioner with a focus on capacity strengthening and local leadership. She is currently based in London working for On Our Radar which has projects across Africa, Asia and Europe.
Laura joined the IARAN fellowship with an aim of continuing her learning from others. She is a passionate humanitarian with a strong belief in the power of collaboration, particularly when working with vulnerable communities. Her interest lies at the community and local levels, and how the global system can better design, deliver and evaluate itself based on the insight of lived experience.
Laura is currently focused on looking at the potential for communications and technological solutions to support marginalized and vulnerable communities. This includes exploring genuine user engagement throughout the design, delivery and evaluation process; alongside the critical elements for incentivising behaviour change when adding technological solutions to programmes. Her focus is on supporting the sector to better appreciate the need to build on existing knowledge and expertise in the locations where assistance is required.