Sarah joined DAI’s London office as a Director of Technical Services, Governance, in March 2015. She brings to DAI extensive experience in promoting human rights in fragile and conflict-affected countries, and at the policy level with donors, United Nations entities, and nongovernmental organizations. Sarah has worked in sectors such as security and justice, violence against women and girls, child protection, women’s rights, and peace and security. She currently serves as the Technical and Project Director of the Access to Security and Justice Programme in Sierra Leone and as Senior Technical Adviser to the Aawaz (Voice and Accountability) and Enhancing Democracy and Civic Engagement programmes in Pakistan. Sarah practiced at the criminal bar before joining the U.K. Department for International Development as Senior Human Rights Adviser. Since then, she has worked in Afghanistan, where she ran the Provincial Reconstruction Team’s justice programme on behalf of the Stabilisation Unit, and in the Balkans, South Asia, and East, Central, and West Africa.



Jim Packard Winkler

After graduating from Georgetown University’s McDonough Business School, Jim Winkler accepted a two-year assignment in Costa Rica as a small business advisor with the Peace Corps rather than the well-heeled path of Wall Street and corporate America that most of his classmates followed.

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