Yolaina Vargas Pritchard

Yolaina Vargas Pritchard

Programme Coordinator

Yolaina joined Bond in 2019 as Programme Coordinator to provide support to the Effectiveness and Learning team’s work, which supports the capacity of organisations to help them be fit for purpose and achieve better development outcomes, with particular focus on assisting the funding stream.

Prior to joining Bond, Yolaina worked with Raleigh International as Programme Development Manager for Nicaragua and Costa Rica designing, implementing and monitoring youth-led projects. Working closely with local stakeholders such as community and indigenous leaders, national youth, local organizations and authorities, Yolaina’s work has centred on capacity building development actors. 


Snippet from the #ShiftThePower map
28 October 2021
To help move towards locally-led development, Global Fund for Community Foundations and Bond have developed maps to help join up and harness collective energies of local organisations.
Nurses taking a break in Uganda
25 February 2021
Governance structures that perpetuate inequality are key barriers to promoting locally-led development. How can INGOs change their governance to address power imbalances?
A banana market in Kitwa, Uganda
22 July 2020
As the nature of power changes and fractures, we explore what these global shifts mean for the UK’s international development sector.
COVID Relief volunteers in Bangkok
29 April 2020
International NGOs are working with local partners to reassess and adapt how they support the world's most vulnerable communities through the Covid-19 crisis.
1 April 2020
Many donors are adapting their practices and funding agreements to enable organisations to respond to challenges arising from the Covid-19 crisis.
Children in Sindh, Pakistan, play at a water pump in a village.
12 February 2020
In an increasingly competitive funding environment, it's crucial that INGOs diversify their funding models to remain sustainable. Here are five tips on how to do so.
Zoe Abrahamson, Juliet Chua and Graham Mackay open our Funding for Development Conference
10 October 2019
Highlights and takeaways from our third annual Funding for Development Conference.