Alison Campbell

Alison Campbell
Alison Campbell 
Vice President for Global Initiatives
Internews

Alison Campbell is currently Internews’ Vice President for Global Initiatives based in Washington, DC, overseeing our environmental, health, humanitarian and US programs. With a background in both journalism and humanitarian relief, she specializes in the design and troubleshooting of information projects in humanitarian, conflict, post conflict, peacebuilding and other transitional environments. She actively manages Internews Rapid Response Humanitarian Projects, most recently in Haiti, Greece, Nepal and Liberia (Ebola).

Alison has worked in various capacities for Internews since 1998: She established the Internews program at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, providing a foundation for the important work that Internews still does in Rwanda. She founded the Internews Burma project in 2001, set up Internews first J-school (for exiled Burmese journalists in Thailand) and transitioned the project to Yangon Myanmar in 2013.  As Regional Manager for Africa Programs saw oversaw projects in Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan between 2005 and 2008. Before joining Internews, Alison worked in radio, print and television newsrooms in South Africa and in the UK before spending four years as a press officer for CARE, managing press relations and policy in humanitarian emergencies including Rwanda, Burundi, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Bosnia.

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    A woman and man sit in front of a sign - Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health
    Friday, March 24, 2017

    Marie Yambo started as a weather girl at Kenya’s national broadcaster back in 2008.

    “There was an opening for a weather reporter; a few of us were trained.” This was not a glamorous position; at least not by the standards of Kenyan media. But Yambo jumped at the chance – she would be on television during prime time, and getting paid for it.

  • Ukraine: Finding Home for Children on the Run from War in the East

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    The military conflict in Ukraine’s east has driven thousands of Donbas residents out of their homes, seeking safer abodes and better fortunes in other places across the country. Now they are called ‘internally displaced’, or IDPs, and many of them, literally, have to start their lives from scratch. And it is even more difficult for those families with children. In addition to financial hardship, many families must also cope with the psychological effects the war has had on their children. When the state fails in tackling these deeply emotional issues, volunteers come forward to help.

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