Jane Davies joined the Education, Policy and Learning team of the GPE Secretariat in November 2017 as Senior Education Specialist for gender equality, tasked to lead implementation of GPE’s Gender Equality Policy and Strategy. Jane brings over thirty years of professional experience related to education, gender, and other development sectors, such as health and governance, as policy specialist, program manager, technical adviser and educator. Jane has strong experience in mainstreaming gender and promoting gender equality in results-based programming and analytical studies through her extensive work at country level, particularly with UNICEF and Australian Aid. Prior to joining GPE, Jane supported UNICEF’s role in Myanmar’s education sector reform and capacity development within government, academic, and private institutions, especially in Myanmar, Lao PDR, Nepal, and Thailand. Jane has a Masters’ degree and Post Graduate Certificate of Education in TESOL from the Institute of Education, University College London, and a Bachelors’ Degree in Scandinavian Studies, also from UCL. Jane speaks English, French, Danish, Thai and Lao.