Habiba Nabatu

Director of Practice

About Habiba…

What is it that attracted you to Lankelly Chase? I remember reading Lankelly Chase’s Theory of Change and thinking, “This is it! These are the people I want to work with”.  Lankelly Chase’s ambition for fundamental change, with people themselves at the centre of the solutions, deeply connects with my personal beliefs and experience of community development work.  I had come to the conclusion that a disconnect between leaders and the people they serve had resulted in a sense of helplessness, and that we need to relate differently to each other and to our institutions.  My work at Asian Action Group hugely influenced the person I am today because it was a great place to question the things I often supported but felt frustrated with such as the culture of outcomes, the power of funders and the tokenistic involvement of those using the services.

Ask me about…Project ideas around systems change; working collaboratively with people with lived experience of severe and multiple disadvantage; the promoting change network; funding; aimless walking trips that lead to good pub food; old school hip-hop; Bob Marley’s music; Maya Angelou; vegetarian recipes.

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