Lyydia re-joined the International Secretariat in September 2018 as a Validation Manager. Before that she worked for 2,5 years at Kepa, the Finnish platform for development NGOs as a Policy Advisor on Tax Justice and Corporate Accountability. She previously worked with the International Secretariat from 2013 to 2016, supporting EITI implementation in Anglophone and Lusophone Africa and managing the 2016 EITI Global Conference. Lyydia holds a M.Soc.Sci degree in Development Studies from the University of Helsinki. She has conducted research on the EITI in Mozambique.