International Development Worker, American Friends of the Asian Rural Institute

About Bev

Bev Abma is a long-term overseas development worker. With a B.Sc. in Nursing, she participated in pediatric nursing in Canada; overseas development and domestic disaster response with the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (now World Renew); founding Foods Resource Bank (FRB) and leading its overseas food security programming; and completing a graduate impact study for the Asian Rural Institute (ARI). She now serves on the boards of FRB (emerita) and American Friends of ARI in addition to consulting and leading learning groups to various countries.


When helping heals
Thursday, November 15 Main Ballroom - Crowne Plaza Hotel

In a world that looks for instant results, how do development workers guide communities to enduring positive transformation? Values and interventions that have helped many, often in remote and challenging contexts, to contribute to long-term sustainable change will be shared. The meet-the-speaker session will provide the opportunity for mutual learning as participants share their own experiences and delve more deeply into the morning presentation's content


Meet the Speaker
Thursday, November 15 ECHO Global Farm

This session is devoted to questions and answers from Conference delegates for each speaker.