Senior Technical Specialist
Amy joined SDD’s technical team in January 2017, where she works across the Governance, Voice and Accountability, Gender-Based Violence, and Security, Justice and Peacebuilding portfolios. She brings seven years’ experience of working on gender equality and social inclusion in relation to governance, conflict, security and livelihoods programming.
Amy’s current portfolio includes acting as the gender equality and social inclusion adviser on multiple DFID-funded governance, voice and accountability programmes, and providing technical management and oversight on UNICEF’s global Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies Helpdesk. Her previous work with SDD includes acting as the gender adviser on DFID’s Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, and providing technical inputs on SDD business development relating to justice reform, women’s political participation, and gender-based violence.
Amy’s previous experience includes working in DFID’s Violence Against Women and Girls team and Syria Crisis Unit, where she supported policy development, programme design and cross-Whitehall coordination. Amy has also managed and provided technical support on governance, peace-building and security sector reform projects in South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Palestine and Somaliland, and worked as the governance adviser on the EU Non State Actors Programme while based in The Gambia. A Cambridge graduate, Amy also holds an MA in Governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies.