Teammate Apart Podcast

Lorraine Charles - Leveraging remote work to support vulnerable populations

Episode Summary

Today’s special guest is co-founder and director of Na’amal, Lorraine Charles. Lorraine is an expert in the political economy, education, and the development of digital livelihoods for refugees in the Middle East. She is a research associate at the Center for Business Research, University of Cambridge, and the Geneva Center for Security Policy on their Syria Transitions Challenges Project. Additionally, Lorraine is the project manager for Basmat Amal, a volunteer education and livelihood project that provides support to vulnerable Syrian families in Abu Dhabi. She has worked as a consultant with NGOs, INGOs, and government entities as well as in academia and the private sector. Here to talk about leveraging remote work as a way to support refugees and other vulnerable populations, issues surrounding finding opportunities for them, and motivation for employers trying to find the right people, with the right skills, right now, please join me in welcoming Lorraine Charles to the show.

Episode Notes

Today’s special guest is co-founder and director of Na’amal, Lorraine Charles. Lorraine is an expert in the political economy, education, and the development of digital livelihoods for refugees in the Middle East. She is a research associate at the Center for Business Research, University of Cambridge, and the Geneva Center for Security Policy on their Syria Transitions Challenges Project.

Additionally, Lorraine is the project manager for Basmat Amal, a volunteer education and livelihood project that provides support to vulnerable Syrian families in Abu Dhabi. She has worked as a consultant with NGOs, INGOs, and government entities as well as in academia and the private sector. Here to talk about leveraging remote work as a way to support refugees and other vulnerable populations, issues surrounding finding opportunities for them, and motivation for employers trying to find the right people, with the right skills, right now, please join me in welcoming Lorraine Charles to the show.

Lorraine Charles
Co-founder of Na'amal; Middle East political economy, education, and refugee livelihoods

https://naamal.org/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorraine-charles-94545214/

 

About Lorraine Charles

Lorraine's expertise is the political economy, development, education, and livelihoods in the Middle East. She has also worked on issues related to the Syrian crisis since 2011. Lorraine is a research associate at the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy on their Syria Transitions Challenges Project. She is also a Project Affiliate for Refugeework.net, a research project at the University of Edinburgh, which conducts research on** digital livelihoods for refugees. She is co-founder and director of Na’amal, which provides support for refugees and other vulnerable populations to access dignified livelihoods, particularly remote work, via soft skills training, mentorship, and links to the private sector. She is also the project manager for Basmat Amal, a volunteer education and livelihood project that provides support to vulnerable Syrian families in Abu Dhabi. She has worked as a consultant with NGOs, INGOs, and government entities as well as in academia and the private sector.

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