Salima Padamsey will take on the role of Program Manager for all Canadian Red Cross projects in support of last year’s earthquake in Sichuan province.
“I am excited and feel honoured to have this opportunity to work with one of the best humanitarian organizations in the world, and to help those affected by the earthquake,” said Padamsey.
This will be Padamsey’s first Canadian Red Cross mission. Padamsey is a social anthropologist with over 10 years of international development experience. She has worked in the Former Soviet Union (including Chechnya), Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, China, Tanzania, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Mississauga resident helps China recover
Salima Padamsey is a social anthropologist and development practitioner specialising in civil society. The main focus of her work is with non governmental agencies working in the public health sector that seek assistance in organisational development. She assists NGOs to link with their target groups and to some extent link with governments to help NGOs begin to legitimise their programmes and as a result the emerging civil society.
Over the last seven years she acted as an advisor to Aga Khan Rural Support Programme, Helvetas, Intrac, Save the Children (UK) and Cordaid. More here.