“We can’t expect that whatever our idea of how a project should work is going to work, because there are just so many differences in culture. That’s why it’s so necessary to be humble in our role. We can facilitate things but can’t dictate how things will work. I love that with AWF we’re able to bring in organisations who haven’t had that experience before.”

Leeanne is the Shelter Advisor at Australian Red Cross, where she supports the delivery of high quality and inclusive shelter assistance to people affected by disaster and crises in the Asia Pacific region. She has worked in both development and emergency contexts and has been actively involved with Architects Without Frontiers since 2008, when she first volunteered with the Anganwadi Project. Along with being on the Board of Directors, Leeanne continues to advise on the Ra-Marama Community Information Hub project in Fiji.