Welcome Cohort Four! Humanity & Inclusion, Elizabeth Heideman

The Hilton Prize Coalition Fellows Program seeks to develop a robust pipeline of leaders who possess not only subject matter skills and expertise, but also the soft leadership skills needed to succeed in the workplace, and who understand and value the importance of collaboration for humanitarian and development organizations to increase effectiveness throughout the sector.

This summer the Coalition ushers in the next cohort of Fellows. Elizabeth Heideman is one such Fellow joining Coalition member Humanity & Inclusion, an international NGO that works alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions, and promoting respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Read on to meet Elizabeth and learn how she will plug into Humanity & Inclusion in order to grow as a future humanitarian leader over the course of her fellowship.

WHAT WILL YOUR ROLE BE AT HUMANITY & INCLUSION?

My role will be to support the Inclusive Livelihoods division with research and knowledge management related to economic empowerment projects for persons with disabilities in developing, conflict, and recovery settings.

WHAT ABOUT HUMANITY & INCLUSION’S MISSION APPEALS TO YOU?

As a lifelong advocate for persons with disabilities and other marginalized populations, I deeply admire Humanity & Inclusion’s rights-based approach, which focuses on empowerment—rather than charity.

YOU ARE A PART OF THE NEXT GENERATION OF HUMANITARIAN LEADERS. HOW DO YOU PLAN TO LEAVE A MARK AT HUMANITY & INCLUSION?

I’m passionate about promoting innovative new models to address the rights of asylum-seekers and displaced persons with disabilities on a global level. During my fellowship, I look forward to learning more about Humanity & Inclusion’s approach to this issue and the chance to infuse some new ideas into their model for empowering this population.

About the Hilton Prize Coalition

The  Hilton Prize Coalition  is an independent alliance of the winners of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, working together to achieve collective impact. Through three signature programs—the  Fellows Program, the  Collaborative Models Program  and the  Storytelling Program—the Coalition leverages the resources, talents and expertise of each of its members to innovate and establish best practices that can be shared with the global NGO and donor communities. Working in more than 170 countries, the Coalition is governed by a board comprised of the leaders of the Prize-winning organizations led by an Executive Committee and a Secretariat,  Global Impact.

To learn more about the Hilton Prize Coalition, visit  prizecoalition.charity.org, or contact  prizecoalition@charity.org. Follow  the Hilton Prize Coalition on  Twitter and  LinkedIn, and “Like” us on Facebook.

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