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Our Team

The team includes our funding partners and the office staff dedicated to this program. Many of our staff come from conflict-affected areas, and others have worked in conflict-settings with leading humanitarian agencies.

  • Chris Houston, Senior Program Officer
    Chris Houston, Director, Humanitarian Innovation
    Chris manages the Humanitarian Grand Challenge program. Chris completed his bachelors in Risk Management from…

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  • Abdul Mohamed
    Abdul Mohamed, Investment Manager
    Abdul Mohamed is an Investment Manager for the Humanitarian Grand Challenge program. Abdul has overseen…

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  • Adiam Abraham
    Adiam Abraham, Program Coordinator
    Adiam has worked as a Program Coordinator at a funding agency where she conducted the…

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  • Chrispin Mwizero
    Chrispin Mwizero, Knowledge Management Associate
    Chrispin built his career in monitoring, evaluation, and research of community development projects operating in…

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  • Zeba Tasci, Communications Associate
    Zeba Tasci is the Associate Communications Officer for the Humanitarian Grand Challenge Program. Prior to…

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  • Patrick Coburn
    Patrick Coburn, Program Associate
    Patrick helps to guide grant nominees through the negotiation process and provides support to innovators…

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