Emily Akdogan

Emily Akdogan

Senior Analyst

As an Analyst, Emily works alongside the team supporting in research, analysis, business development and project management. Her role includes scoping out new business opportunities for Agulhas, to grow its portfolio of work and working on reviews produced for the Independent Commission for Aid Impact and work for other clients including the UN organisations.  Emily has extensive qualitative research methodology skills and experience, including her current work on the Evaluation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Framework in Jordan.

Emily holds an MSc Development Management from London School of Economics and an undergraduate degree in Politics and International Development from University College Utrecht, Utrecht University. Prior to her role at Agulhas, she worked as a Business Development Consultant at Development Pathways. There she worked on generating new business opportunities for DP, collaborating with clients including UNICEF, ILO, UN Women, WFP, DFAT, UNDP, and the FCDO with a focus on social protection. She has completed multiple internships with ActionAid, Oxfam and local CSOs in Turkey and Tanzania which focused on gender and women’s empowerment, refugee rights and migration.

Key work skills

Emily has a background in forced migration, displacement, refugee rights, human security, gender and women’s empowerment. Her education and professional experiences have given her the space to extensively develop her research and analytical skills with a focus on the aforementioned areas. Moreover, she has experience working alongside multiple organisations in differing settings including on the ground in Turkey during the height of the refugee crisis. She is also a co-lead of the Agulhas Unlearning team.

Other interests

In her free time Emily loves reading, film, cooking and walking. She especially enjoys discovering what London has to offer; her newest endeavour is hunting down the best baked goods in bakeries and cafes dotted across the city.

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