Faith in development
This fascinating discussion explores faith and religion in international development and humanitarian response. It looks at the relationship of faith to programming, partnerships, inclusion and rights, global standards, and challenges some of the assumptions people might hold. The speakers talk candidly about their organisation’s relationships to faith, as well as their own personal journeys.
Aaron Davy, Humanitarian and Standards Manager, Council for International Development: Aaron has been involved in the development and emergency response/humanitarian sector since the late 90s. With a background in policy and operations, personnel and organisational compliance, training and human resources, Aaron has previously worked for MFAT’s NZ Aid Programme, and managed the International Aid Worker Programme for NZ Red Cross
Ian McInnes, CEO, Tearfund New Zealand: Ian worked on the front lines of humanitarian responses across the globe for many years, starting with the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004 in Sri Lanka. He brings his faith, humanitarian background and passion for Tearfund’s unique mix of partner agencies to the role. He has had a varied career, working also with challenged young people in outdoor education and even once built buses at one stage in his life!
Linabel Hadlee, International Programmes Director, cbm New Zealand: Linabel has contributed with work and research in the international development field for the last 15 years. Linabel’s previous experience includes roles in the United Nation’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs based in New York and as an advisor for the United Nations Environmental Programme. Born and raised in Mexico, Linabel moved to NZ from the United Kingdom in 2008.
Michael Hartfield, Director, Anglican Missions: Michael has been part of the Anglican Missions team as Operations and Projects Officer since 2017 and part of its wider circle of supporters all his life. He arrived at Anglican Missions from a career in international development, most recently in the role of Development Manager for Disaster Risk Reduction for the New Zealand Government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).