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the WoW of NGOs – Save the Children w/ Adrian Förster

What are the challenges NGOs face when managing the workforce? How easy is it to attract talent? How do NGOs cooperate with one another on the ground? How do they share talent? In Part 2 we go a bit deeper and unveil some of the romanticism that at times is linked to NGOs. It is often a world made of hardships where your own safety and security can be at risk depending on which parts of the world you are operating in. Adrian Förster, CEO of Save the Children, has no doubts that to join an NGO and stay motivated and engaged you need a very strong intrinsic drive and camaraderie that is linked to your sense of purpose that helps you overcome the hardships!
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Bio of Adrian Förster, CEO of Save the Children Switzerland
Growing up in Brazil and Argentina, Adrian was confronted at an early age with social inequality, poverty and children’s problems. For ten years, he led a development project for SAM global in Guinea and then served as Deputy Managing Director for the same organisation in Switzerland. For the last five years Adrian was CEO of TearFund Switzerland before joining Save the Children. He holds a Master in Law and a Bachelor in Theological and International Studies.

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