Please share a short bio for yourself. This should be no more than 3-4 short paragraphs.
I have worked in international development nearly 30 years across the full range of experience across sectors and fields including education and health, gender and development, social inclusion, monitoring and evaluation, capacity development, peace and conflict and governance. I have worked extensively in conflict- and crisis-affected contexts. I am a trained mediator and a ‘Do No Harm’ facilitator. Oftentimes, I provides advice on strategy and policy development, activity design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation activities across sectors and thematic areas. I have knowledge of and experience with a range of aid modalities/forms of aid, sector-wide approaches and international conventions and directions and development targets. I have worked with a range of UN agencies, international financial institutions, bilateral donor organizations, and international non-government organizations throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific.
Within the education sector, I have worked in all sub-sectors and in both the formal and non-formal education systems and at all levels (national and sub-national to the grass roots level) with education administrators, teacher educators, teachers and community groups. I am a K-12 licensed teacher and a specialist in language education (including mother tongue-based, bilingual, multilingual, second and foreign language education and early grade reading), policy and planning and in inclusive education. I have a doctorate in International Development with concentrations in comparative and international education, peace and conflict studies, monitoring and evaluation (including independent, collaborative and participatory evaluation) and community development and a Master of Arts in Second Languages and Cultures Education, specifically in the areas of language education, policy and planning and applied linguistics. I am experienced in qualitative research (including Action Research and Participatory Action Research).
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you have direct and significant expertise
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
VoxPacis International Development
What are your main skills/expertise?
In conflict and crisis-affected contexts as well as stable development contexts
What are Your expertise areas/sectors when it comes to youth