TRANSFORMING LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS:
The Digital Revolution in Agriculture

7-8 August 2017, Canberra

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Jane Haycock

Jane Haycock has over 20 years international experience gained as a public servant, consultant and academic in the UK, Australia and many other countries. She prizes creativity and seeks to improve ‘the way things get done’, wherever she works.

Early in her career Jane co-established a consultancy company that advised on health systems reform in the UK and internationally, which saw Jane lead programs in Central Asia, India and Pakistan.Moving to Beijing to open the UK Department for International Development (DFID) office in China, Jane pursued the UK’s interests in poverty reduction, with an emphasis on health. For her contribution to the design of a new form of blended loan, Jane received a World Bank President’s award. Jane is an experienced negotiator having spent 4 years at the United Nations in New York representing the EU and UK including in the Security Council, General Assembly and on the Executive Boards of UN Agencies, such as UNICEF.Back in the UK Jane worked in a unique team providing advice to both Foreign Office and DFID Ministers on how to further UK interests in Sudan, and has experience in humanitarian, conflict and security policy.

In DFAT, Jane was Director of the Development Policy Section and led the development of DFAT’s Knowledge and Information Management Framework and implementation Roadmap. In the innovationXchange Jane has a diverse role.On the program side she has launched a global challenge to improve nutrition in the Indo-Pacific region and an XPRIZE to find technology that can harvest water from the air.Her contribution to iXc management includes shaping the forward strategic direction, leading on communications, monitoring, evaluation, results and learning.Jane is particularly driven by ensuring the innovationXchange is enabling the adoption of innovative thinking and programing throughout the wider Department.

Jane has a Bachelor of Economic Science degree from the University of Wales and a Master of Science degree in Health Economics from the University of York (UK).She held an Honorary Lectureship from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics.