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Interview with Rumila Edward

1. What is your full name? Rumila Edward
2. Where were you born? London

3. Where do you live? Stockholm

4. What is your family situation (single, married, children)? Married with two children.
5. What is your educational background?E.g. what school(s) have you attended? I attended school and university in London and France. I studied Politics and Development Studies at university.
6. What is your professional background?E.g. what jobs have you had in the past and what job do you currently have? I have worked in NGOs (Education Action International, International Organisation for Migration) in London and also in Sweden (International Foundation for Science). I now work at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control in Stockholm as an Editor.
7. How did you first get in contact with Action10? I worked with Cecilia at IFS for 3 years.
8. What is your role or title at Action10? I am the Secretary.
9. What are your tasks at Action10? I take the minutes at the meetings and hopefully contribute some knowledge I have gained from my time working in different places!
10. Why did you join Action10? I wanted to work with Cecilia again! Also, I believe in the principles and values of Action10, especially in equal partnership.
11. What do you expect Action10 to achieve in the following five years? I hope that it gets some sustainable funding and can build up a good number of projects.
12. How can Action10 be improved? I think that everyone involved has done an excellent job in making it a strong structure. Now there just needs to be some funding!
13. What do you like about Action10? I like that it listens to the people it would like to work with and funds projects that they identify. I also like that it encourages business and collaborates with governments.
14. What is your biggest accomplishment in life? Hopefully it is still to come!
15. If you could choose anything that you would like to do, what would it be? I would like to spend some time living and working in Sri Lanka.
16. What are the things you treasure and value the most in life? My family, my health and peace of mind!

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