Lydia has worked as a director, advisor, team leader and consultant across a broad spectrum of international development initiatives. Her understanding and experience of the links between social, economic and environmental issues remains key to all aspects of her work and form the basis of her direction of IPE Triple Line. Lydia's technical expertise covers Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Grant Programme Management, Social inclusion and Gender, Governance and Fragile States.
Lydia has significant experience with the UK Government's Department for International Development (DFID) including as a social development advisor in Land and Forestry in Ghana and has led two of DFID's largest civil society fund management contracts – the Civil Society Challenge Fund and the Global Poverty Action Fund. Her work includes the provision of strategic oversight and quality assurance, and she works closely with sector leaders to broker new partnerships and manage existing relationships. She has a substantial track record in the development of monitoring, evaluation and learning frameworks. Her range of expertise includes the government, non-profit and private sectors.
Prior to forming IPE Triple Line, Lydia worked with Dames & Moore as a consultant of Food & Agriculture and with Action Aid International.
Lydia holds an MSc in Rural Development (with Distinction) from Mexico, and gained a BSc (Hons) in Geography (European Studies) from Durham University, England and Université Aix-Marseille II, France. Lydia speaks English, Spanish and French.
Lydia has country experience in:
- Africa – Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda
- Americas - Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru
- Asia/Pacific - Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Indonesia, Myanmar
- Europe - Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova
- Middle East - Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Occupied Palestinian Territories