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Magda Robert

Special Advisor to Graça Machel, Graça Machel Trust

Biography

Ms Robert has worked with Mrs Machel for over a decade on women and children rights as programme manager, policymaker and advisor. She has 20 years working experience in various organisations including the UN, civil society, academia, government, donors, foundations, private sector and media in Africa, Europe and the Americas. She has worked on development polices and programmes on health, education, gender, conflict and humanitarian affairs at the international, regional and country levels. Ms Robert previously served as the Director of the Decade of Vaccines Collaboration hosted by ISGlobal, Head of Global Health Policy Barcelona Centre for International Health Research Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, GAVI Alliance Special Advisor to Chair of the GAVI Fund, Special Advisor to the Private Philanthropy and Senior Programme Officer in resources mobilisation. She also held Programme Officer positions in development and conflict departments in the UK Department for International Development, World Health Organization, UNAIDS and UNICEF. She studied at the University of Pennsylvania, has a bachelors degree from the Haarlem Business School in the Netherlands and a MBA from Webster University. Ms Robert has lived in over ten countries in Africa, Europe and North America.