niamh hanafin

Regional Director, Central and Southern Africa

Niamh brings 20 years of experience in working for social change, women's rights, health education and conflict transformation, with a specific expertise in media and communications. She has worked across diverse countries, including in Cambodia, Laos, Angola, Mozambique, Madagascar as well as in her home country of Ireland.

Niamh joined Search in 2011, first as the Madagascar Country Director in Madagascar, then as Interim Regional Director across Africa and Asia and Interim Country Director in numerous posts. Niamh has a BA in Communications and Video Production from Dublin University and an MA in Communication for Development from Malmo University in Sweden. She is fluent in English, French, and Portuguese as well as having working knowledge of Khmer and Lao.