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Richard Tighe

Global Advisor - ICT in Programme, OXFAM

Tech for Good - Or Not ?


Ric Tighe works as a Global Advisor within Oxfam GB’s ICT in Programmes team. He leads on Oxfam’s use of digital beneficiary registrations and distribution tracking in humanitarian programmes (including e-vouchers & cash distributions) and is involved with a number of Digital ID initiatives within the NGO sector as well as supporting research around use of biometrics. Ric is also managing Oxfam’s DataHub project working to build central repositories of programme data, coming from multiple source systems, in each operating country and support teams with analysis of that data to improve project delivery.

Ric has 12 years experience with Oxfam, both in the UK and overseas in a variety of roles including 7 years within the Supply & Logistics function. During this time he supported emergency responses in Pakistan, Kenya and Iraq. He has helped deploy a variety of supply chain management, mobile data collection and beneficiary registration systems in over 20 countries.

He has also worked as an IT Programme Manager & Business Analyst for the Oxford University Press and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanitarian & Development Practice.