Amanda joined the ODI in September 2014. As Digital Societies’ Programme Manager she oversees the programme's project portfolio at project and programme level, including the Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) Programme and the Earthquakes without Frontiers project. She devises strategic and management tools for the achievement of the programme’s long-term objectives, ensures the smooth management of a project lifecycle, and supports the teams business development processes. Prior to working at the ODI, Amanda worked on a DFID funded youth engagement programme for a well-known INGO, and before that was Events Manager for a UK Social Justice Think Tank. She has a BA from the University of Warwick in History and Sociology.