Ruth Watson

Humanitarian Policy and Practice Officer

Since 2018, Ruth Watson manages the humanitarian policy and advocacy for ACT Alliance EU – a network of 12 relief and development organisations – which is also part of the global ACT Alliance. 

She brings more than 10 years of EU policy influencing and communications with a focus on locally led humanitarian response, intersectional analysis, innovative funding and programmatic models and trends in NGO humanitarian funding. 

She has been largely based in Brussels with stints in West Africa and Latin America. And holds a Master’s Degree in the Politics and Governance of International Development from the University of Manchester, UK. All contribute to interests in indigenous cultures and languages, West African music and history and a sturdy resilience to rain.