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GA 327 | Continuous Improvement and Humanitarianism with Andrew Parris

By Jessica Bush Updated on July 8th, 2020

This week’s guest is Andrew Parris. Andrew, who works for an NGO called Medair, explained how continuous improvement can be used in a humanitarian context. The global component Andrew discusses proves how versatile these principles truly are. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The quote that inspires Andrew (3:26)
  • Andrew’s background (5:30)
  • Where Andrew was born (12:58)
  • What an NGO is (14:03)
  • Some of the challenges they face (20:31)
  • Why donors are interested in lean (23:01)
  • An example of an improvement (28:32)
  • Andrew’s opportunities for international training (31:09)
  • What it’s like working in other countries (33:39)
  • Dealing with violence (35:21)
  • The articles Andrew has written (37:45)

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What Do You Think?

How else can continuous improvement be used to solve global crises?

  1. Samuel

    July 31, 2020 - 3:25 pm

    Very inspiring listening to Andrew Parris and the great contribution he has made in the humanitarian industry especially in Africa by introducing lean thinking and providing training, coaching and mentoring of many green belts and black belts.

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