Karen Edwards - Country Director

Karen joined Vision Aid Overseas in 2008 as Project Manager, but since 2010 she has been based in Lusaka as the director of our programme of activities there. A qualified occupational therapist, Karen has a Master’s degree in Community Disability Studies for Developing Countries from University College London and has lived and worked in several countries as a disability researcher  and programme manager for several NGOs. She has worked long term in Namibia, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Russia. Her work with Vision Aid Overseas combines her interests in disability prevention, sustainable development and community eye health services and of her passionate love of Africa.