Joanna Clark

Director
Deaf Child Worldwide

From managing the healthcare response to the Afghan refugee crisis in Pakistan in the 1990s, to being Save the Children’s Country Director in Vietnam for five years, Joanna Clark is an international development expert who specialises in children’s health and education.

Joanna has been the Director of Deaf Child Worldwide, the international arm of the National Deaf Children’s Society, since 2013. She leads a team that works across East Africa and South Asia to ensure that the barriers that prevent deaf children from succeeding in life are broken down.

Joanna is passionate about making sure that disabled children in the developing world get the support they need, and that their rights are firmly on the political agenda.  

Posts

16 June 2022
Deaf education has always faced challenges, and these have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. But what exactly was the impact of the pandemic on deaf children’s schooling? And what needs to change to give them the education they deserve?