Laura has over 13 years of international development experience. She is currently a Programme Development Manager at BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity. Prior to this, she worked for Oxfam as a Global Adviser and for WaterAid, both in London and in Tanzania, where she was Head of Research, Policy and Advocacy. Laura has also worked for International Alert on a programme to support women’s participation in peace processes in the Great Lakes region. She holds a Masters (with distinction) in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science.