Rachel Yates joined the Accelerate Hub in January 2021 as the Strategic Advocacy Lead. Rachel works with the Hub Directors, researchers, and policy colleagues to develop and deliver the Hub’s advocacy strategy. Rachel has worked in International Development for 25 years including with the UK’s Department for International Development, UNICEF and civil society organisations.
She brings extensive policy and programming expertise in poverty reduction, gender equality and social inclusion including sector work on HIV prevention and care, social protection, child protection, with a recent focus on supporting the evidence and learning agenda on child marriage. Rachel has worked extensively in Africa including in Zimbabwe, Ghana, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda and Nigeria.