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Eilidh Kennedy is the Deputy Director of the Inter-Agency Regional Analysts Network (IARAN), a consortium initiative exploring the integration of foresight and strategic planning in the humanitarian sector, based at Action Against Hunger in the UK. In her role, she manages IARAN’s global staff, leads on research and learning for the initiative as well as IARAN governance and partner engagement.
Eilidh is also a Research Fellow focusing on humanitarian strategic foresight at (IRIS). In her capacity as a Research Fellow, she has published numerous papers and, teaches courses on analysis, scenario development and the humanitarian system.
Before her current role, she was the Chief Analyst for IARAN, managing a network Regional Analysts and global projects. Prior to this Eilidh, worked as a Regional Analyst for Save the Children based in Nairobi. In this post she worked with offices in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan. Eilidh has also worked on humanitarian advocacy, at Save the Children in Washington DC.
Eilidh Kennedy has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Edinburgh and a Masters in International Law and Global Security with a Certificate in Humanitarian Emergencies and Refugees from the Georgetown University.