Becky  Telford

Becky Telford

Chief, UNHCR’s Education Section

Dr. Becky Telford, chief of UNHCR’s education section, is an education specialist with 20 years’ experience in supporting children whose lives are affected by crisis and conflict. She has a diverse background working on issues of human development, humanitarian responses and working with partner governments to strengthen systems. Working at headquarters and in the field, Becky has spent more than 10 years based in sub-Saharan Africa. She joined UNHCR in 2019 from the UK’s Department for International Development following a career with UNICEF, NGOs and the private sector. Becky was awarded a doctorate from the UK’s Leicester University in 2018 with a thesis that sought to understand the local realities of teaching with technology in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp.