Moira comes to us from her current post as Deputy Director of the Public-Private Partnership Center at the University of Geneva, and was also Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute (IHEID) in 2019. Originally from Zimbabwe, Moira brings substantial expertise in education and international cooperation, as well as in organizational development and management in the private and voluntary sectors in China, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.
She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and a teaching qualification from the University of Oxford. Previously, she held a Visiting Research Fellowship at the UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and successfully led a UK Research Councils-funded programme on knowledge exchange between research and policy at the University of Cambridge. Before embarking on her PhD, Moira was a senior manager in private sector adult education in Spain and China, then Head of Education and Youth Policy (UK) at Oxfam GB.
She has published widely on education and international cooperation. In addition, she has produced many important studies for international organizations, including the Global Partnership for Education, the UK government, UNESCO, UNHCR, and ActionAid.
Moira knows NORRAG very well and shares our vision and mission, having served as an active member of the NORRAG Executive Committee over the past three years. She has lived for several years in Geneva and therefore also knows International Geneva very well.