Helen Pankhurst

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Helen Pankhurst "joined the WaterAid Board of Trustees in December 2006. She is currently the senior technical advisor for the water team in CARE which she joined after three years as the Country Representative for WaterAid in Ethiopia - the country she has was born in, spent half her life in, and feels a strong affinity for.

"She has also worked as head of international programmes in WOMANKIND Worldwide, a women's rights and development organisation and as the regional manager for the Horn of Africa at the Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD).

"Helen's academic background has been varied, starting in a French school then an international one before attending University both in Britain and America where she was a visiting scholar at Vassar. She has trained in auditing and financial management and has a social science PhD (Economics, Anthropology, Sociology and Politics). Helen is also a trustee of FARM Africa." [1]

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  1. Trustees, WaterAid, accessed December 8, 2010.