Dr. Margaret Sinclair

Discussant / Panelist

Margaret Sinclair was previously head of education at UNHCR.  She is an education planner who has worked on ‘Education in emergencies’ since 1987, initially for UNHCR’s program for Afghan refugees in Pakistan. She headed UNHCR’s Refugee Education Unit in Geneva and served as a consultant on education in emergencies with UNESCO and other organizations.  Margaret is an advocate for education for ‘Learning to live together’ and for the related Sustainable Development Goal Target 4.7.  She was technical adviser for the establishment of Education Above All and led its work on conflict-sensitive planning and curriculum.  Her work at UNESCO included support for the establishment of the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE). Margaret is a founding co-convenor of Networking to Integrate SDG 4.7 and Social and Emotional Learning into Education Materials (NISSEM).