Alex brings to his position a wide range of experience in child safeguarding, child rights, investigating child safeguarding concerns and auditing child safeguarding procedures. He has designed and facilitated workshops for hundreds of organisations serving millions of children in dozens of countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, North, Central and South America. In partnership with UNICEF and to promote greater collaboration around child protection, he facilitated workshops in four regions of Nigeria for senior officials from the courts, police, education, prisons, and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs. Alex has also audited the child safeguarding procedures of organisations in nearly a dozen countries.
He has more than 20 years’ experience in international development. He was a regional organisation development delegate for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, assigned to support Red Cross Societies in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. Prior to that, he was a regional resource development delegate for Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltics. More recently, Alex was the director of the Consortium for Street Children. While the director, he was asked by the government of Tanzania to help develop a national strategy for vulnerable children.