Angela Raven Roberts

Angela Raven Roberts’ career spans 30 years of work with NGOs, United Nations and academia in the Humanitarian sector.

In 1998 she took a leave of absence from UNICEF to join Tufts University as Director of Academic Programmes for the then newly formed Feinstein International Famine Centre. At Tufts, she oversaw the design of one of the first Master’s of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA) degree in the USA, developed specialist courses on gender, culture and humanitarian assistance and spearheaded several successful humanitarian initiatives with MIT, Harvard and other universities. She rejoined UNICEF in Geneva in 2004 as Regional Chief of Emergencies for Central and Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States. Between 2011 and 2012 she was Executive Director for the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership in Geneva.

Educated in the USA and United Kingdom, Dr Raven-Roberts holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Minnesota, a Master’s degree in Social Anthropology from Oxford University, and a Bachelor’s degree in African History and Social Anthropology from London University School of Oriental and African Studies.

She is currently an independent researcher working on capacity development specializing in gender, youth, and livelihoods in emergencies, post crisis recovery, pastoral livelihoods in change, and the role of national civil services in disaster preparedness. She aims to use her time in Oxford reviewing current educational policies for pastoral communities in the Horn of Africa.