Words to live by:
"What is inspiration but work, work, work."
CHRISTINE FOSTVEDT MILLS
Christine is the founder and visionary of FMC. Her deep respect and admiration for pastoralist cultures and their resilience drives her desire to improve WASH intervention outcomes in those communities. To realize this, she brought together a talented and experienced team of professionals to provide high-quality and innovative WASH consultancy services. As the principal consultant, Christine takes the lead in delivery of FMC projects. As well as providing technical input into the design and implementation of all projects she guides and oversees other team members.
Having worked in the International development and humanitarian aid sector for the past 10 years, Christine brings expertise in development project management, humanitarian logistics and operations, WASH behaviour change interventions and formative
research. She believes in showing respect and solidarity with marginalised, poor and disaster-affected populations and using her relative privilege to elevate their voices, and advocate for positive change.
Christine started her career as an environmental consultant in the UK. Inspired to make a change, she transitioned to the humanitarian and development sector around 10 years ago. Her first assignment was with with Medecins Sans Frontieres assisting with their relief program in Darfur, Sudan. Christine has since worked in many challenging country contexts including South Sudan, Haiti, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia, and with various development and humanitarian organisations including the United Nations, GOAL, WaterAid, NRC, UNICEF and GIZ. Her diverse work experience includes WASH project management, management of emergency relief operations and more recently design and implementation of participatory behaviour change methodologies.
Christine holds a BSc in Natural Sciences with French from the University of Bath and an MSc in Environmental Water Management from Cranfield University. She is currently a doctoral researcher with WEDC, Loughborough University - investigating WASH intervention outcomes among pastoralist communities in Afar region, Ethiopia.