Saskia Sickinger is a Program Manager at the Jacobs Foundation. As part of the Learning Societies team, Saskia focuses on driving systems change in the education sector and promoting the sustainable integration of evidence into policy and practice for the holistic development of children. This encompasses fostering evidence-based policymaking and establishing strategic partnerships for generating and implementing actionable evidence in education.
Saskia is an experienced international development professional, with a strong focus on child well-being and holistic development. Her broad experience with NGOs like Save the Children spans child protection, education, disaster risk reduction, and humanitarian work. Saskia excels in project and program management, impact measurement and MEL, and child-centered program design. She has expertise in leading small teams, and holds a profound understanding of on-the-ground challenges from her experience working in Asia and Africa. Her former research work on social policy at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) underscores her commitment to evidence-based interventions and community-led approaches driving impactful results for children worldwide.
Saskia holds a Master of Science from University College London (UCL) in development studies and non-profit management, including research work in Uganda, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Birmingham (UK) in political science, political economy and modern languages, with semesters abroad in Chile and Brazil.