2006 Tutu Fellow Janah Ncube has been appointed as the Global Deputy CEO for Crisis Action. Previously, she was the Global Campaigns Director for four years. She was promoted to the new position in April 2021.
Crisis Action works with individuals and organisations from global civil society to protect civilians from armed conflict, with offices in Addis Ababa, Beirut, Brussels, Johannesburg, London, Nairobi, New York, Paris and Washington DC. The organisation acts as a convenor of joint action and works behind the scenes to enable coalitions to work quickly and effectively. As a coordinating body it says it can be more effective doing so without seeking a public profile, rather it is the voice of the coalition that matters. Crisis action says it's only agenda is the protection of civilians.
Crisis Action says that to maximise impact, it limits itself to a small number of conflict-related crises. It typically coordinate three or four ongoing campaigns as well as launching emergency responses to quick onset crises. Despite their focus, the organisation has been engaged in around 30 conflict areas.
You can read more about the team at their website.