Alicia Herbert, FCDO

Alicia Herbert

Director, Education, Gender and Equality Directorate (EdGE), FCDO

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Alicia Herbert, OBE, is Director of the Education, Gender and Equality Directorate (EdGE), at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). She is also the FCDO’s Special Envoy for Gender Equality and Head of Abercrombie House, FCDO’s joint headquarters in East Kilbride, Scotland. 

Alicia has over 20 years of experience in international development. Prior to joining the Department for International Development (DFID) now the FCDO, in 1999, she worked with a range of organizations including the World Bank and the Policy Studies Institute.

Alicia was previously Head of DFID Mozambique and has extensive experience in the field, working in Sub Saharan Africa and Asia including in fragile countries. Alicia holds a degree in economics and a postgraduate degree in social policy and planning in developing countries.