Jessan Catre
Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter

Jessan Catre leads the Philippines market systems program for Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter and brings a unique blend of more than two decades of rural development, private sector, humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction and management experience. Previously, he co-led in developing Catholic Relief Services Cluster Approach to Agroenterprise Development in the Philippines, which eventually became its global model.  He led in introducing cash transfer programming for Oxfam in conflict-affected areas in the country; headed the local Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods Team in Oxfam’s Haiyan Response and more recently advised Save the Children’s biggest Disaster Risk Reduction and Management program in the country.  Previous to Habitat for Humanity, Jessan worked for the Humanitarian Leadership Academy and was seconded to Save the Children. Prior to this he worked at the United Nations, Oxfam and Catholic Relief Services.

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