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Mark Charmer
Mark Charmer joined Akvo in 2006 and directs its communications. Akvo has a unique opportunity to talk more openly and directly than previous development sector projects. He ensures Akvo tells its story in a discoverable way, inspiring audiences while managing expectations. He also improves how the organization describes itself to key groups. Mark is the producer of, Akvo’s unique video channel profiling people and issues in international development.

Mark brings 18 years experience running international communications for companies such as HP, Compaq, Dell and Apple and was a senior advisor to world top three PR agency Hill & Knowlton for eight years. He is managing director of The Movement Design Bureau, a think tank that researches advanced design related to cities, mobility, development and collaboration.

Mark has a Master's degree in design from Central St Martins College and a bachelor of science in managerial and administrative studies from Aston University. He is based in London.

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10 Big Lessons We Learned In The Business of Intelligent International Development

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 10:32 AM

Mark Charmer:

Seven years ago, few took seriously the need to get the complex business of development aid online. Aid programs large and small were clouded in mystery. People working down the aid chain in the poorest parts of the world had no voice online. It wasn't clear where money...

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