Speaker bio: Sally Gear

The Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL) 2022 conference:  
Strengthening evidence use during the pandemic and beyond

Tuesday 22 – Friday 25 March

Register here: cedil2022.eventbrite.co.uk

Speaker biography: Sally Gear

Sally Gear, Head of Profession, Education, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Sally is Head of Profession for Education at the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, where she has worked in both country, policy and research post as a Senior Education Adviser since 2006.  During this time she was the organisation’s policy lead on girls’ education and led and designed the UK’s £355mn Girls Education Challenge programme. Prior to joining DFID, she lectured in social development and gender and development at the Institute of Development Policy and Management (IDPM) at Manchester University, worked for the British Council as a Regional Education Adviser for Sub Saharan Africa and was an Education and Gender adviser at the INGO VSO.  Sally  was Chair of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Grants and Performance Committee from 2017 -2021.