Christine Fenning

Principal Researcher

Christine Fenning has been at Mokoro since October 2016. Her background in sociolinguistics and education led her to become a language teacher before completing a post-graduate degree in International Relations. Since 2011 she has worked in the Humanitarian / Development sector, mainly in South Sudan, focusing on reporting, conflict-sensitive programming, programme management and donor/partner relations. Christine has broad experience in research analysis, reporting and information management, as well as experience in monitoring and managing large-scale projects funded by the EU, the Netherlands, DFATD-Canada and DFID. Her work has also involved collaboration with various other governments, NGOs and UN agencies. Christine specialises in education, retaining a strong interest in the field generally, and in education in emergencies in particular.

With Mokoro Christine has conducted work for a variety of clients, including WFP, the EU, DFID, and UNICEF and her country experience includes South Sudan, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nepal, Bangladesh, Jordan, Kazakhstan and Guatemala. Recent experience includes the review of hosting arrangements for Education Cannot Wait, a global fund launched at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016; a summative evaluation of UNICEF’s support to education in Zimbabwe; evaluations of WFP’s school feeding programmes in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Laos and Nepal; prospective evaluations of the Global Partnership for Education’s support in DRC, Malawi, and Nepal; the mid-term review of the National Information Platforms for Nutrition initiative; an evaluation of the Government of Botswana’s Vulnerable Groups Feeding Programme; and the global evaluation of UNICEF’s support to education in humanitarian settings. Christine has also been a key organiser of several Mokoro seminars.

Postgraduate Specialisation in International Relations, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria (2011)
MA Linguistics, University of Toronto, Canada (2007)
MA English and French, University of Vienna, Austria (2006)