Alison Campbell is currently Internews’ Vice President for Health Programming, based in Washington, DC.
For the past 5 years Alison led Internews Global Initiatives Portfolio overseeing our environmental, health, humanitarian and US programs. This included direct management of Internews Humanitarian responses to Ebola (Liberia, Guinea, DRC), the Mediterranean refugee crisis, the Nepal earthquake and Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.
With a background in both journalism and humanitarian relief, she specializes in the design and management of information projects in humanitarian, conflict, post conflict, peacebuilding and other transitional environments.
Alison has worked in various capacities for Internews since 1998 when 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 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, she 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.