Krista Riddley (Moderator)
Krista Riddley is the Senior Director for Gender and Humanitarian Programs at the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. She brings over 20 years of leadership experience driving results for poor and crisis affected people globally through delivering policy change and growing high quality programs. She has served in senior positions across West and Southern Africa and in Washington DC with the U.S. Agency for International Development, Oxfam America, Amnesty International USA and Catholic Relief Services. Krista comes to the Alliance from USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance where she served as a Senior Humanitarian Policy Advisor providing expert analytical and advisory support for the planning, development and execution of U.S. policy on the global response tohumanitarian crises. Prior to that, Krista was the Director of Humanitarian Policy at Oxfam America where she led OA’s strategy, policy and advocacy work on humanitarian crises worldwide, including Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Haiti. She also led Oxfam’s work in addressing violence against women in conflict situations, and influencing U.S. policy regarding mass atrocities. Krista also served as Advocacy Director for Africa and Advocacy Director for the Middle East at Amnesty International (AIUSA) where she spearheaded AIUSA’s work to influence U.S. policy on human rights issues. During her tenure with Oxfam and AIUSA, she appeared on and was interviewed by numerous media outlets including the BBC, CNN, Voice of America and NPR, and testified before Congress. Krista holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University. She was a Rotary Foundation Scholar at the Université de Côte d’Ivoire, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University.