Laurie Adams

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"Laurie is an experienced leader and manager with 25 years of experience in international solidarity and development work, which has taken her to many parts of the African continent. She has extensive experience in the development of programmes to advance human rights, in fundraising, grants management and monitoring, and in the design of communications strategies. She is also an activist on women’s rights and LGBTI issues. Her most recent posts include working for Oxfam GB as Regional Director, Southern Africa, and she previously worked for ActionAid International in their global secretariat based in Johannesburg. Originally from the United States, Laurie has been in the region since 1990, initially joining the anti-apartheid movement and then remaining active in the women’s rights and LGBTI movements."[1]


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  1. Other Foundation Board, organizational web page, accessed November 30, 2014.