WHO WE ARE

Bridging Peoples is an international agency, first registered in Timor-Leste in 2014, and in Singapore and Australia a few years later.

We work primarily via a network of in-country experts, researchers and technical consultants who are spread around the globe. Our networked approach gives us the best of both worlds, as we bring teams combining deep contextual knowledge with technical know-how to help organisations solve complex problems. The network is supported by a small CORE TEAM.

WHO WE ARE

Bridging Peoples is an international agency, first registered in Timor-Leste in 2014, and in Singapore and Australia a few years later.

We work primarily via a network of in-country experts, researchers and technical consultants who are spread around the globe. Our networked approach gives us the best of both worlds, as we bring teams combining deep contextual knowledge with technical know-how to help organisations solve complex problems. The network is supported by a small CORE TEAM.

OUR STORY

Bridging Peoples began as an experiment. The idea was to see if the principles of good community development and community engagement could be usefully applied to help larger NGOs and donors improve their work and impact in local communities. And it worked.

Since then, we have gone from strength to strength, transforming from a small consulting outfit based in Timor-Leste to a global network of like-minded professionals, all committed to improving the impact of aid & development at the local level.

OUR APPROACH

Our work is guided by the following principles:

  • Context-specific. We strive to understand local realities from the community perspective. Using the power of applied community-centred research, we support various organisations to improve their work and impact at the local level.
  • Solidarity. Local and in-country knowledge, expertise and priorities are at the centre of everything we do. We work in solidarity with communities and in-country experts to design, implement and use research for effective social change.
  • Collaboration. We create dream teams of in-country experts, research partners and social change agents to carry out research and other work that centres on community needs, strengths and local realities.
  • Evidence-based. We know that good ideas can and do come from anywhere. We combine local knowledge, in-country expertise and technical know-how, and use this to distil new ideas to tackle complex problems.

MEET THE TEAM

Deborah Cummins

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Sarah Moharram

Sarah Moharram has an MA in Economic Change in the Arab Region, and has worked with different research institutes and NGOs since 2011. She brings strong quantitative and qualitative expertise, and has implemented and led numerous large projects, including monitoring and evaluation of projects being implemented in Syria, research projects on local market viability, and needs assessments. Her work has been across a variety of sectors, including education, FSL, WASH and capacity building for several INGOs, including Save the Children, People in Need, and World Vision. Her particular passion is working with more vulnerable sectors of the community, including children in need.

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Deborah Cummins

Deborah Cummins

Sarah Moharram

Sarah Moharram has an MA in Economic Change in the Arab Region, and has worked with different research institutes and NGOs since 2011. She brings strong quantitative and qualitative expertise, and has implemented and led numerous large projects, including monitoring and evaluation of projects being implemented in Syria, research projects on local market viability, and needs assessments. Her work has been across a variety of sectors, including education, FSL, WASH and capacity building for several INGOs, including Save the Children, People in Need, and World Vision. Her particular passion is working with more vulnerable sectors of the community, including children in need.

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