Vera Wedekind

Project Manager, Translators without Borders

HIA Program:

Poland Poland 2013


Vera Wedekind has spend most of 2016 and 2017 working on the Greece refugee crisis, first for 15 months as the M&E manager of the International Rescue Committee (based first in Lesvos and then Athens with travel also to Northern Greece), and more recently as the Head of Office for Translators without Borders. She is currently planning on staying in Greece into 2018. From Aug. 2014 to July 2015, she was the Research and Evaluation Specialist for an USAID education project in Zambia, conducting the project's midline impact evaluation as well as qualitative research. Vera holds an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development with a focus on post-conflict reconstruction, gender and monitoring and evaluation from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London and a BA in International Relations from the University of Dresden. The Fulbright and Rotary foundations sponsored her studies abroad in Mexico and the U.S. Raised in Germany, she has worked and studied abroad for most of the past ten years and has lived in ten different countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia. You can access her publications on gender issues regarding rule of law reform after conflict, transitional justice and education in Zambia via her LinkedIn profile: She’s an avid traveler, has volunteered and traveled widely in Central America, and backpacked from Poland to Israel for a year after completing her studies, and the Poland HIA fellowship.