Helena has worked in international development for over 25 years, holding positions in various organizations, including AMREF, Oxfam, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Mercy Corps, AED, the Commonwealth Foundation, CRS, in Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, Thailand, Iraq, the Republic of Georgia and the UK. As the Country Director for IRC in Thailand, Ms. Dalton led the closure of IRC resettlement and repatriation programs; she was also instrumental in setting up the IRC Office in London. In the Republic of Georgia and Iraq, Ms. Dalton held senior technical positions in two innovative democracy and governance programs. In Kenya, Helena was a senior manager with the Capable Partners Program, helping national CSOs to respond effectively to the impact of HIV on women and children. Most recently Helena was Chief of Party for a USAID-funded program in Uganda designed to improve the overall health and wellbeing of vulnerable children. Ms. Dalton is a citizen of Kenya and holds an MPhil from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex UK.