Our Team

Current Members

Alina Potts

Principal Investigator, The Global Women's Institute

Mercy Atim

Uganda Project Manager, World Vision Uganda

Poushali Barua

Research & Learning-Bangladesh, The Global Women’s Institute


Previous Empowered Aid Team Members


Tala Chammas

Research Project Officer, CARE International Lebanon

Fatuma Nafish

Project Officer, International Rescue Committee Uganda

Harriet Kolli

Research Manager, International Rescue Committee Uganda

Brian Matsiko

Monitoring & Evaluation Focal Point, World Vision Uganda


The women and girl refugee co-researchers that we conducted participatory action research with over the first two years of Empowered Aid decided to form Refugee Advisory Boards in each country, and play an important technical and accountability role. Meet them here.