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Elizabeth MacNairn
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Elizabeth MacNairn is the Executive Director of Handicap International U.S. She has two decades of experience in international development and humanitarian relief program management, communications, fundraising and teaching/training. She has worked with non-governmental organizations and educational institutions based both in the United States and abroad. She currently serves on the Board of InterAction.

Previously, she worked with AMIDEAST in both Washington, D.C., and in Cairo, Egypt, and then with Catholic Relief Services in Morocco and as a consultant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She worked with Health Volunteers Overseas for four years and then, in 2006, joined ResCare International as Haiti Program Coordinator, managing a job creation project. She joined the Handicap International U.S. staff in 2008, serving as the Director of Institutional Fundraising until her transition to Executive Director in June 2011.

Entries by Elizabeth MacNairn

Words, Words, Words: A Humanitarian Impasse

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 12:00 PM


At a humanitarian impasse, we sit. We have been here at this Syrian crossroads for three years now waiting for diplomatic follow-through from the international community and growing wearier all the while. Our long-anticipated opportunity to rise to our feet and...

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$240 Changed Bikram's Life

(1) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 9:29 AM

Three years ago, a Handicap International community worker trekked to the isolated village of Lalmatiya, Nepal. He was on a mission to identify people with disabilities who needed help.

His journey began in the district of Dang, a few hours flight west of Kathmandu. He drove 15...

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An Olympian in Our Midst

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 2:27 PM

This blog is part of a series organized by The Huffington Post and the NGO alliance InterAction around the London 2012 Olympics.

Utter the words "Bering Strait" to most Americans, and you'll get responses that range from Deadliest Catch to "Russia."...

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