Emily co-leads INASP’s work on evidence informed policy making. She has more than 10 years' experience in programme design and management, as well as capacity development/adult learning and research. Most recently, she has been involved in an evidence diagnostic exercise with UNICEF in South Asia and pilots of the Context Matters Framework with public agencies in Ghana and Peru. She was Programme Manager for the three-year DFID-funded Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (VakaYiko) Consortium and has also completed consultancy work for clients including OECD, UNDP, IPU, the European Commission and Mott MacDonald.
Emily has a master's degree in African studies from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and has lived in Tanzania and Rwanda, where she worked as an independent consultant. Prior to joining INASP, Emily managed partnerships at Canon Collins Trust, an NGO supporting southern African researchers and activists who create and use knowledge for social impact.
Read blog posts by Emily here.
Key skills and expertise:
- Strategy and partnerships
- Programme management and delivery
- Capacity development
- Organizational diagnostics/assessments
- Research and analysis
- Workshop facilitation
- Context Matters Framework case study: Supporting organizational change to improve the use of evidence in environmental protection in Ghana
- Critical Review: Evidence and HIV Prevention Policy in East and Southern Africa
- Evidence in African Parliaments
- Approaches to Developing Capacity for the Use of Evidence in Policy
- Evidence-Informed Policy Making Toolkit