Haidee-Laure Giles – Lead consultant
Key strengths/Key areas
Haidee-Laure has more than 15 years of experience within the international development, human rights and humanitarian sectors in leading and managing international projects in partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders.
Haidee-Laure has worked in various countries in Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the Middle East supporting programmes and advocacy work with a particular focus on livelihoods, women and refugees issues; she speaks five languages.
She is the founder of two NGOs in Portugal and serves as Vice-President of a small organisation denouncing human rights violations and promoting joint actions in Portuguese speaking countries.
- Partnership building and development (government, charities, social movements, and grassroots organisations)
- Project development and management
- Due diligence, project monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
- Accomplished bid-writing and contract management (UKAid, SIDA, private foundations, EU, Lottery Funding, UN agencies)
- Strategic thinker
- Policy analysis
Haidee-Laure’s main areas of expertise are project management and funding, partnership building, due diligence and M&E, as well as advocacy. She has led multi-country programmes and advocacy on food justice, in partnership with grassroots organisations and government.
In 2010 she contributed to the creation of the UK Food Sovereignty movement and lobby for the first UK Bill on Agroecology adopted in 2014. She has also secured large grants from a range of EU government’s funding programmes, including DFID, SIDA, and the Big Lottery Fund. She has experience in the Middle East, having developed a CSR Strategy to promote youth and women employment for the Ministry of Labour in Saudi Arabia, as well as managing a portfolio of humanitarian grant projects in the Syria region.
More recently, she has worked on refugees issues in Bangladesh in the largest refugee camp in the world, and in Greece.
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