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Development charity appoints international director

Press release   •   May 20, 2016 08:58 BST

Development charity practical Action has appointed Amy Mina as International Director with responsibility for the overall operation of the charity’s global programmes and policy work.

Amy previously worked for Save the Children as Director of Programme Quality, and before that at Director level in Jordan, Iraq and Guatemala. She has also worked with The Association for the Development and Enhancement of Women (ADEW) in Egypt, and for a homelessness agency in Scotland.

Amy has almost 20 years experience of developing and rolling out strategies at global and national levels and significant experience partnering with government, private sector and civil society. She speaks four languages and holds degrees in Social and Political History and Social Policy and Planning.

Amy said of her new role: “Throughout my working career I have always been aware of Practical Action and the enormous respect the organisation receives throughout the international development community.

“When the International Director role came up I jumped at the opportunity to apply for it and was absolutely delighted to be appointed.

“It is a very exciting time to join Practical Action. The organisation is embarking on a new strategic journey and the SDGs offer us new opportunities for programming, influencing and achieving impact.

“I am very much looking forward to working with our teams in-country, as well as our partners internationally and in the UK, to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of our programming so we can continue to shape the way development takes place across the globe in the future.”

Amy’s appointment follows the charity’s recruitment of a new CEO, Paul Smith Lomas, in 2015.

For more information please contact Abbie Wells on 01926 634510. Follow @PracticalAction on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn or visit our website at

Practical Action uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.

Our strength is our approach. We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better. Through technology we enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions - transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them.

By doing this each year we help around a million people break out of the cycle of poverty ... for good. 

Comments (1)

    Welcome Amy in Practical Action..... very happy to know that you know about you. Hope to see you soon in Nepal Office. Thank you

    - Kopila Thapa - May 21, 2016 13:31 BST

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