Kate Howard

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Kate is an Assistant Programme Manager for People Powered Results in Nesta's Health Lab

People Powered Results is a partnership approach to complex service transformation in health and care settings, working with leaders to empower front-line health and care practitioners to achieve meaningful change in 100 days.

Kate's background has focused on both sexual and reproductive health, as well as working with young people. Prior Nesta, she worked at the International Federation of Gynecology & Obstetrics (FIGO) on a project aiming to increase access to contraception in six countries. She built the capacity of front-line teams in Kenya and Tanzania to enable them to create sustainable access to, and demand for, postpartum contraception in a way that put women at the centre of their healthcare. While at FIGO she also led on introducing the Time to Change mental health campaign internally.

Prior to this, she worked at Comic Relief where she managed UK and international grants, as well as working on the Queen's Young Leaders awards programme. She has continued to use skills developed as an English language teacher in the UK and Colombia and coordinating workshops in different community settings in her more recent roles.

She currently volunteers with youth charity Hackney Quest and you can find her wandering around London at the weekend, getting geeky about local history and old buildings.