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New leadership takes helm at EAA

14. October 2009

    Jenny Borden has started her work as interim executive director of the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA), replacing Linda Hartke who has led the EAA since its founding in 2000.

    Borden previously served as a senior manager at Christian Aid (UK) for 21 years. For the past nine years, she has been an independent consultant undertaking evaluations, organizational reviews, capacity development support, and interim management with networks and organizations at European and global levels.

    “Jenny Borden brings wide expertise and knowledge of international development and humanitarian issues, policy and campaigning work, and global partnerships,” states Rev. Richard Fee, chair of the EAA Board of Directors. “She is very well acquainted with the work of the EAA, and we feel very confident in placing the administration of the EAA into her hands.”

    Many organizations and individuals have expressed their thanks and good wishes to Linda Hartke as she returns to the United States and works on a publication based on her experiences of the churches and advocacy. The EAA Board of Directors, in their official letter of recognition, lauds her “great passion”, stating, “You combine this passion with a determination, strategic insight and intelligence that have taken the EAA from fledgling beginnings to its position of significance, influence and service across the globe.”

    The EAA has also recently appointed Angeline Munzara as the campaign coordinator for the new Food for Life Campaign. Munzara worked with the Community Technology Development Trust in Zimbabwe for the past five years as a policy and advocacy manager focusing on trade, biosafety, environment and biodiversity issues as they relate to sustainable agriculture and livelihoods. She began working with the EAA in mid-August.

    The search process continues for the EAA ‘s Executive Director. Details of the position are available on the EAA website at www.e-alliance.ch/en/s/about-us/jobs/.

    For more information contact Sara Speicher, +44 7821 860 723 (mobile), sspeicher@e-alliance.ch

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is a broad international network of churches and Christian organizations cooperating in advocacy on food and HIV and AIDS. The Alliance is based in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information, see http://www.e-alliance.ch/

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