Next to introduce from the DWA team is Siân Tesni!
Siân is co-founder and a member of the DWA Management Committee. She is also Trustee of the Vale for Africa link partnership. Involved in development since 1990, Siân brings a wealth of experience related to different aspects of disability inclusive development. Before working in disability and development she worked as a specialist teacher for learners who are deaf or hard of hearing in Wales for 11 years.
She is currently Senior Advisor for Education for CBM (an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world – www.cbm.org)
Her work in disability and development has spanned more than 22 years, having been involved in the development of innovative and sustainable inclusive education programmes, as well as the provision of specialist support related to deaf education, ear and hearing health, teacher preparation, early intervention, and community-based services. She is the author or contributor to numerous articles and research.
In recent years the focus of her work has been on ensuring disability inclusive education financing as part of the broader agenda of inclusion education. She co-coordinates the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) Inclusive Education Task Group (IE TG).
She is committed to inclusion in Wales as well as internationally.