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Melanie Swan

Global Technical Lead for Early Childhood Development, Plan International
Mel Swan, Global Technical Lead of Early Childhood Development at Plan International

Melanie Swan is Plan International’s Technical Lead for Early Childhood Development (ECD).

Originally a physician, with a Masters in Health Policy Planning and Financing in Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine/London School of Economics, she has worked since 2001 with Plan International - in Plan Brazil (as health/ECD advisor), then for the Region of the Americas (first in health/ECD and then in program strategy) and since 2015 at the global level.  

She is currently responsible for coordinating Plan’s ECD network, working with staff from all four regions to advance gender-transformative ECD programming and influencing in line with the ECD Area of Global Distinctiveness.