Karen Twining


Karen is an Africa-specialist with over 25 years’ experience in INGOs, and has worked with Oxford HR since 2008. She was the first CEO of IDE UK. Previous roles include Africa Regional Coordinator at ActionAid, covering 18 countries; Head of the Rwanda Secretariat at International Alert after the Genocide; and programme management roles with Oxfam in Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC and Sudan, where she established the first Oxfam GB office in Darfur in 1984.

Karen is Vice-Chair of SOS Sahel International UK, and a member of the Royal Africa Society and the Development Studies Association.

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