Alexandra is the director of IDMC. She has over fifteen years' experience working with international and local NGOs and research institutes in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe - including Oxfam, the Life & Peace Institute, IRC and DRC. Alexandra has directed a number of research and policy programmes on forced displacement in conflict and post-conflict contexts, and has published extensively on these themes.
Since 2014, she has led IDMC’s work on displacement in the context of conflict and violence, disasters and development projects, and has directed the publication of IDMC’s flagship reports the Global Overview, Global Estimates and Global Report on Internal Displacement. She has particular interest in understanding the political economy and drivers of protracted internal displacement, and in finding policy and programmatic approaches to displacement that offer real solutions to internally displaced people and bridge the gap between prevention and risk reduction, peacebuilding, humanitarian action and sustainable development.
Alexandra lived and worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo from 2004 to 2008, in Kenya from 2009 to 2014, and has worked extensively across Central, East and West Africa. She holds a Master's degree in International Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and a DEA in African Studies and Political Science from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
She is fluent in English and French.