Penny Plowman

Brief Biography:

Penny works as an independent organisational development consultant specialising in gender and organisational change. She began her work on gender and development in the early 1990s with Oxfam GB in the context of South and Southern Africa. She has extensive experience of working as a gender trainer, consultant and facilitator working with NGOs, donors and government in South Africa and other countries in Africa and in India.  Penny’s doctoral research examined gender and race in the context of a South African ethnographic case study. Penny is an External Research Associate in International Development at the University of East Anglia.

Areas of Expertise:

Building gender knowledge and practical skills within development organisations across all departments; participatory gender audits; mentoring; teaching short courses on gender and development linking theory and practice; training workshops for reflective process and practice combining writing and dialogue ( qualitative diary study and personal learning journal).

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