Save the Children U.K., one of the largest international NGOs, has a new chief executive. Kevin Watkins, formerly executive director of the British development think tank Overseas Development Institute, will be starting in his new position late September. He will be replacing Justin Forsyth, who announced his resignation in 2015.
International NGO Aidspan, which serves as an independent watchdog of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has also announced its new executive director: Ida Hazinka, formerly member of the board at the NGO and permanent secretary of Rwanda’s country coordinating mechanism to The Global Fund. Hazinka has an “excellent understanding” of The Global Fund and is “the ideal person” to lead Aidspan’s current restructuring, said board chair James Deutsch in a press release.
Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex senior reporter based in Manila. Since 2011, she has covered a wide range of development and humanitarian aid issues, from leadership and policy changes at DfID to the logistical and security impediments faced by international and local aid responders in disaster-prone and conflict-affected countries in Africa and Asia. Her interests include global health and the analysis of aid challenges and trends in sub-Saharan Africa.
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