ADRA staff member appointed to chair humanitarian committee

Virginia Pycroft (right) in Myanmar with a local woman.

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Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) New Zealand program manager Virginia Pycroft was appointed as the Humanitarian Network Chair (formerly known as NDRF), a standing committee of the Council for International Development (CID) on October 8, 2019.

The aim of the Humanitarian Network is to provide a collective civil society voice and forum for cooperation and shared learning for best practice in international humanitarian assistance for New Zealand NGOs.

“I’m grateful for this opportunity to work with the humanitarian NGOs in New Zealand and represent not only ADRA but the sector,” said Ms Pycroft.

Ms Pycroft is a skilled humanitarian and development professional. She began her development experience in Papua New Guinea and then joined ADRA seven years ago with initial assignments in Samoa and Fiji before joining the New Zealand team.

In her current role, Ms Pycroft is in charge of ADRA’s Emergency Management Portfolio, in addition to a senior program management role with particular focus on Timor-Leste and Myanmar development challenges.

Having been a member of the CID Humanitarian Network for the past three years, Ms Pycroft has represented the humanitarian interests of ADRA and now will be able to extend her contribution to the sector.

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