As Head of the Joint SDG Fund, Lisa Kurbiel promotes partnerships with Governments, UN entities, civil society, academia, the private sector and family offices to design and implement integrated policy approaches and innovative financing vehicles to accelerate progress towards the SDGs.  She previously served as UNICEF Chief of Advocacy and Partnerships in Kenya and UNICEF Senior Social Policy Specialist in Somalia and Mozambique.  Lisa Kurbiel has advised Governments with regard to their long-term legislative, policy and development strategies, developed and implemented policy initiatives to combat sexual abuse and exploitation, human trafficking and child labour in armed conflicts.