Violaine Beix is the Partnerships Manager at the Africa Progress Panel. Her role involves communication and policy work on issues related to aid effectiveness, development and the G20, climate finance and MDGs achievement. Before joining the Africa Progress Panel, she was a researcher for Femmes Africa Solidarité and prior to that the Linguistic Attachée and Head of EduFrance at the French Embassy in Bangkok. She holds a Master’s degree in Education and ICT from the University of Lille III and an MBA in management of International Organizations from the University of Geneva. She is also the co-founder of Hungry Man Books that publishes satires on international development.