Marion Steff Biography

Dr Marion Steff is the International Cooperation Manager. Before, she worked at EDF as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Coordinator, reinforcing EDF advocacy platform to influence the European approach to the Sustainable Development Goals. She is engaged in building the capacity of organisations of persons with disabilities for inclusive SDGs at the national level. Marion works also on international coordination projects within EDF.

Previously, Marion was a Policy Advisor at Sightsavers and focused on inequalities and disabilities. Earlier in her career, Marion conducted a study for the World Bank on higher education and disability in Indonesia; worked in the research team of Montreal Rehabilitation Centre and served as the coordinator of the “Intellectual Disability, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and Intersectorality” research team for few years. Marion also co-managed the Centre for Disabilities Studies and Services at the University Sunan Kalijaga (Indonesia), in partnership with Academics without Borders. Additionally, Marion was a Disability and Vulnerability Manager for Handicap International Pakistan to support people affected by the floods in 2011.

Marion graduated from McGill University (Canada) with a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. Her thesis is intitled: “Active Living and Seniors with Intellectual Disability - An Ecological Perspective”.