Senior Visiting Scholar at Yale University Mac Millan Center for International and Area Studies. Expert in Child Health and Development and former Director & Senior Adviser Post 2015 Development Agenda and most recently Director of Programmes for UNICEF. Over 30 years of experience in senior level management, strategic leadership, representation, government and partnership and inter-sectoral strategy. Extensive experience in intergovernmental negotiations, child rights advocacy and programming in diverse country and regional settings with a special focus on Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, including serving as UNICEF Representative in Kenya and the Philippines and heading the Africa Section of Programme Division. Additional experience in disaster / post-disaster, conflict and post-conflict analysis for prevention, reintegration, protection, and inter-agency activities. This includes extensive field experience working in the Mozambique, Somalia, and Angola complex emergencies.