Dr Lyndsay Bird
Dr Lyndsay Bird has worked as an education specialist in developing contexts for the past eighteen years. She is currently a programme specialist for IIEP/UNESCO working on issues related to education in emergencies and fragile contexts.
She is managing ongoing research partnerships in this field and is designing the IIEP contribution to the IASC Education Cluster approach for capacity development of senior education officials in planning education in emergencies.
Her previous work with Save the Children involved policy and advocacy work on education in fragile states. She has also been an active participant on the FTI fragile states task team and worked closely with the FTI, World Bank and USAID on the development and revision of the FTI Progressive Framework for fragile states.
Her PhD undertaken at the Institute of Education, University of London focused on ‘Learning about War and Peace in the Great Lakes region of Africa’. This reviewed the learning mechanisms by which refugees acquired knowledge regarding past and ongoing conflicts and made life decisions as a consequence.