Sheila Scott is senior technical advisor for gender and inclusion in IREX's Center for Applied Learning and Impact, where she brings expertise on gender and inclusion mainstreaming, women's empowerment, gender-based violence, civil society, good governance, and youth.
She created and curates IREX’s Gender Focal Point Program, designs and delivers a range of training on gender equality and social inclusion topics for staff and partners, and leads collaborative gender assessments of projects across IREX's practice areas. Currently, she also manages a youth empowerment program in Ukraine.
Since joining IREX in 2013, she has provided management and technical support to a diverse portfolio of programs. These include gender equality and prevention of sexual and gender-based violence in the Middle East and North Africa; civil society and independent media in Asia, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean; media literacy, library modernization, and decentralization in Eastern Europe; and public–private partnerships in support of technology-for-education projects in Colombia, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, South Africa, and Tunisia. In addition, she conducted a political economy assessment of the gender digital divide in Myanmar.