BPFTN, by means of a generous donation, has created a network development post. Read more about Madeleine McGivern, the appointee, in her email to members of the network below. She has already surveyed member groups and produced a strategy for moving the network forward – also attached. We’re delighted with the progress in such a short space of time.
‘Hello, I’m Madeleine and I’m delighted to be working with the Britain Palestine Friendship and Twinning Network over the next year to help grow the network and support its solidarity efforts with the people of Palestine. I have lived and worked in Palestine including as an Ecumenical Accompanier (human rights monitor and advocate) with the EAPPI programme
(this is my photo blog
from my time as an EA)and when working in the Middle East team at Christian Aid
too. I’ve worked with networks and local campaign groups in the UK and in the Middle East and as a global advocacy adviser to an international human rights charity
. I’m also a Trustee of Amos Trust
. Having had a baby boy last year (not much of a baby anymore!) I’m now a charity freelancer.
I have visited many of the places in Palestine twinned and connected to places in the UK, and it has been a pleasure and a privilege to build friendships, connections and networks with so many people and
communities in Palestine. I am thrilled to have the chance to support the work Britain Palestine Friendship and Twinning Network and member groups.
I am really looking forward to getting to know the network and working with you all’
Charity Consultant, Facilitator and Mentor