Wendy Fenton is the Coordinator of the Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) at the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI. The HPN is a global forum for policy_makers, practitioners and others working in the humanitarian sector to share and disseminate information, analysis and experience. Wendy has over 25 years of operational, management and advisory experience in humanitarian and development programming across a wide range of sectors primarily in Sudan and Ethiopia. She has extensive experience of working with both donors and NGOs. Immediately prior to joining ODI in 2009, Wendy worked as an independent consultant focusing on issues related to NGO programming, funding mechanism performance, and safety nets in fragile states.