Longtime Forum member United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) has just announced the appointment of Emma Morley as its new Chief of Volunteer Advisory Services, replacing Amanda Khozi Mukwashi.
Emma brings 18 years’ experience in international development to the role – she’s worked for International NGOs in Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as for the United Nations and the UK Department for International Development (DfID) for many years. Her impressive portfolio of achievements include:
- Leading the UNDP’s work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Governance in Myanmar.
- As Social Development Adviser to the Government of Sierra Leone, and as part of the country’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy, developing new programs on local governance, access to justice and civil society strengthening.
- Overseeing social inclusion and civil society initiatives as Head of DfID’s Andes Regional Office covering Bolivia, Peru and Colombia and as its Senior Governance Adviser for Somalia.
Emma is fluent in English and Spanish. She has a strong background in policy, advocacy and programming, beginning her career in the late 1990s as a researcher for Rights and Humanity and since pursuing leadership roles in poverty reduction, social inclusion, governance, human rights and the SDGs.
Emma’s is a key appointment that will support UNV’s capacity to build strong relationships across the sector and strengthen volunteerism worldwide. Welcome Emma!