Dr Femi Nzegwu is a research, monitoring and evaluation and international management specialist with over 20 years of experience in these fields, including institutional learning, institutional capacity building and strategy development. She is highly multi-disciplinary, holding degrees in Post-Colonial Studies, Public Health, Sociology and Economics. She was head of research and learning organization and then head of research, evaluation and impact at the British Red Cross, and managed the research/evaluation portfolio at Guide Dogs for the Blind UK. She has worked as a regional adviser for the United Nations and as an advisor/ consultant to many UK and international agencies and governments on research, M&E, policy and institutional capacity development. Her work with civil society organizations and the public sector is extensive and well documented. She is the author of numerous policy research, evaluation and learning papers and books.