Episode 8: A Conversation with Isam Ghanim, President and CEO of ChildFund

In this episode, we hear from Isam Ghanim. Originally from Sudan, Isam’s journey to his role as President and CEO of ChildFund is a 360-degree experience within the humanitarian sector. Starting in academia in Sudan, he was recruited by CARE Sudan to help with their development and humanitarian efforts there, and then later in Somalia and India. After 21 years at CARE he became President of Search for Common Ground to lead peace-building efforts, and in March of 2022 started his new role at ChildFund. Isam talks about why and how they work with their 169 local partners across 24 countries; the crisis in the Horn of Africa where 19m are experiencing food insecurity and children are the most vulnerable, and how ChildFund is providing solutions and assistance to create better resilience; as well as how ChildFund engages in advocacy for child welfare locally and at the global level.