Sophie Verbis

Sophie joined DPI in August 2017 as the CEO’s Personal Assistant and Researcher. She supports the CEO as well as the Deputy Director on day to day activities, programme related activity and communication. Before joining DPI, Sophie worked as Programme Manager of two development projects in Tanzania and as Programme Assistant for a local NGO in Zambia. She also worked for Germany’s leading international development agency GIZ and focused on activities and tasks around Education in fragile and conflict affected States as well as Refugee Education. Sophie holds a MA (Distinction) in International Development and Education from Newcastle University and focused on language and identity issues in Namibia for her dissertation. She also researched minority rights in education, with a special focus on mother tongue education and is fluent in German.