Cleo Blackman

Cleo Blackman, Programme Manager, DFID DRC

I joined DFID in 2007 after working in the private sector as a new media coordinator for 5 years. I have worked in Private Office (in DFID and Cabinet Office), on policy in Communications and the Committee on Standards in Public Life, on programmes and strategy in the Helmand PRT and am currently in Kinshasa, DRC, developing a new economic empowerment and research programme for adolescent girls in partnership with Girl Hub.

Challenges and opportunities: International Women's Day in Afghanistan

Around International Women’s Day recently, the PRT here had a number of female-focussed visits, including Baroness Warsi and the NATO Secretary General’s wife. Earlier in the same week, Justine Greening, the DFID Secretary of State gave a speech on the importance of tackling …