GADN Consultants Database

The following consultants are members of the Gender and Development Network. Inclusion in this database does not constitute endorsement by the Network.

 

Kanwal Ahluwalia

Brief Biography:

Freelance consultant with over 20 years’ experience of working in international development, with specific expertise in women and girls’ rights programming within a range of organisations, including Womankind Worldwide, Childhope UK, Plan UK, the Overseas Development Institute and Girl Effect. Currently working as a consultant, recent or existing clients include Saferworld, Internews Europe, BBC Media Action and UNICEF. She has country experience of Albania, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa and South Sudan.

Areas of Expertise: 

Thematic areas of expertise include VAWG, women’s political participation, girls’ education, girls’ in governance processes, social norms including in relation to media work. Skills include facilitating programme design, implementation and learning; proposal development; participatory gender equality reviews; gender equality strategy development and implementation; capacity building on women’s and girls’ rights and gender equality and on gender mainstreaming; research and writing; development of guidance notes and toolkits for development practitioners and organisational development including strategic planning, fundraising planning, financial health checks for small NGOs.

Contact Info:

Email: kanwalkahluwalia@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/kanwal-ahluwalia- 138013a

 

Sophie Amili

Brief Biography:

Sophie Amili is an experienced researcher and specialises in mixed methods, including quantitative and qualitative approaches. She has a keen interest in the Middle East and North Africa region as a site for development and has worked as a Consultant for the World Bank. Sophie holds a First Class degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and an MSc with Distinction in Gender, Development and Globalisation from the London School of Economics. She has international experience working and living abroad, and speaks English and French fluently, with a good command of Arabic.

Contact Info:

Emailsophie_amili@hotmail.co.uk

LinkedInhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/sophie-amili-73129a6a

 

Karen Andrae

Brief Biography:

Karen has over 18 years’ experience in international development with specific expertise in disability inclusion and the intersectionality of gender and disability. Her particular interests are equity-focused and gender-responsive approaches to programming and MEL. She has worked both overseas and in the UK, with disability rights organisation and research institutes, and is currently freelance consultant for a range of clients including Sightsavers, CBM, Anglican Alliances, Tearfund, LCD, and Childreach. Country experiences include Angola, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Cote d’Ivoire, DRC, East Timor, India, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Areas of Expertise: 

Thematic areas involve women’s economic empowerment, inclusive education, gender-based violence, social norm change around gender and disability inclusion and empowerment.

Areas of technical expertise include capacity development and organisational support on disability & gender inclusion, and MEL; project evaluation and synthesis/learning reviews; organisational development including strategic planning, theory of change and MEL framework development for small NGOs

Contact Info:

Email: andrae.karen@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-andrae-57627077?trk=hp-identity-name

 

Sally Baden

Brief Biography:

Sally Baden is an experienced researcher, policy analyst and programme manager specialising in gender issues in economic development. She was Senior Adviser: Agriculture and Women's Livelihoods for Oxfam GB (2010-13), where she managed research on Women’s Collective Action in Agriculture and Oxfam International’s advocacy on investment in agriculture. Prior to this she led the 'Make Trade Fair' campaign for Oxfam International in West Africa (2001-5) and managed livelihoods programmes (2006-10). Before joining Oxfam, Sally was manager of the Briefings on Development and Gender (BRIDGE) project and co-directed the MA in Gender and Development (1998-2000) at the IDS, University of Sussex.

Areas of Expertise: 

Gender and economic policy; women's economic empowerment; collective action, rural enterprises and producer organisations; agricultural markets and value chains; agricultural policy; household economics; programme design, management and evaluation; policy analysis and advocacy; research, teaching and training; coaching and facilitation.

Contact Info:

Email: sallybaden16@gmail.com

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sally-baden/5/927/803 

 

Rufsana Begum

Brief Biography:

As a social development consultant in the field of social development Rufsana has broad experience in conducting gender assessments of development programmes and policies and gender analysis research and training and has worked with diverse stakeholders, including bilateral donor agencies, international and national NGOs, national consultants and leading academic institutions. Her background in politics, sociology, gender studies and peacebuilding equips her with the skills needed to conduct rigorous research on the interrelationships between gender, social norms, health, human rights and development. Rufsana is currently involved in a variety of activities that include engaging stakeholders in gender issues, designing and delivering gender-related training, developing gender-related workplace policies and supporting clients to develop services that meet the specific needs of girls and women.

Contact Info:

EmailRufsana.begum@wlv.ac.uk

 

Abelkassim Beshir Aminu

Brief Biography:

Abelkassim Beshir is currently Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Officer for IRC Ethiopia. He has over seven years' work experience in different International NGOs such as IRC, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Oxfam GB, Lutheran World Federation, Ethiopian Red Cross Society, and Ethiopian Environmental Health Association. Abelkassim’s academic background is in Environmental Health and he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Health from Hawassa University, Ethiopia. He has taken different national and international trainings related to his profession from John Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, IFRC, PHAP, e-Cornell University and LINGOs such as IRC e-learning portals. He is a member of different Professional Affiliations such as the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP); Member of Sphere Project Organization; Subscriber of Active learning Network Accountability and partnership organization (ALNAP) and subscriber of Core Humanitarian Standard Organization (CHS).

Contact Info:

Email: Abelkassim.beshir@hotmail.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Abelkassim/Beshir

 

Jenny Birchall

Brief Biography:

I am an independent researcher and consultant with broad experience in gender and development. My specialisms include gender and social movements/activism, workplace inclusion and gender mainstreaming, migration policy and practice, engaging men and boys for gender equality and feminist economics/financing gender equality.

For five years I worked for BRIDGE at the Institute of Development Studies, producing and promoting accessible information on a broad range of gender and development related issues. Prior to this, I was policy manager at the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission, where I focused on the UK’s implementation of CEDAW, as well as gender equality and discrimination in the workplace.

I have a PhD in Women’s studies from the University of Manchester, and a MA in Gender, Culture and Society from the University of Essex.

Contact Info:

Email: Nita42@hotmail.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenny-birchall-a4151b3a?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

 

Kate Bishop

Brief Biography:

A senior consultant with over 13 years experience in international development, specializing in women's rights and gender equality. Kate has worked for three years in DFID's policy division covering a range of gender issues and with significant experience of ministerial engagement, as well as in international NGOs, Oxfam, ActionAid and Amnesty International. Kate holds an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development. Kate's country experience includes Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Senegal, South Africa, and Sri Lanka.

Areas of Expertise:

Violence against women and girls; women's voice, leadership and participation; social norm change; collective action; child marriage; gender mainstreaming and organisational development; engaging men and boys for gender equality; empowerment and accountability; gender, peace and security.
Research and writing; policy and strategy development; advocacy and communications; programme and contract management; monitoring and evaluation.

Contact Info:

Email: ke_bishop@hotmail.com

Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/kate-bishop-20790571

 

Paola Brambilla

Brief Biography:

Paola has worked with a gender focus in CSOs, INGOs and research institutions since 1994. She holds a Gender and Development MA from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), where she worked as a BRIDGE team member (2001-2016). Paola has experience of research, knowledge management, partnership building, communications and evaluation, always with a gender focus. She has developed projects with partners particularly in non-English speaking regions with an aim to integrate their perspectives and experiences into global discourses, research and practice. Her regions of focus are Latin America and Francophone Africa. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian.

Contact Info:

Email: Paolabrambilla22@gmail.com

 

Frances Brodrick

Brief Biography:

I am a women's empowerment specialist, with experience of working with displaced populations including victims of trafficking, refugees and exploited foreign domestic workers. I have designed and delivered a range of support provisions for people experiencing homelessness and destitution across the world, with particular focus on the UK and Middle East. I speak Arabic and specialise in delivering appropriate responses to SGBV.
I have conducted a number of independent evaluations of projects that promote women’s empowerment, peace building, and respond to issues around migration, destitution, violence against women and conflict. I have conducted research on issues such as trafficking, sexual exploitation, prostitution and violent extremism.
 

Contact Info:

Email: frances@paperboat.org.uk

LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/frances-brodrick

 

Alyson Brody

Brief Biography:

I am a gender and development consultant with extensive experience in research; writing and editing high profile publications; programme management and capacity building. I have a PhD in Social Anthropology from SOAS.

I led BRIDGE for six years and was co-leader of the Institute of Development Studies' Gender and Sexuality Cluster from 2014 to 2016. I am a former Board member of GADN. Recently I directed a USAID-funded partnership with the World Food Programme, promoting an innovative 'ground-up' approach to gender mainstreaming.

Areas of Expertise:

Women's political participation, access to justice for women, gender-just food security, climate change, migration, trafficking, organisational learning and M&E. I have worked in Asia (especially Myanmar, Thailand and Japan) and Francophone West Africa. I am fluent in French and Thai.

Contact Info:

Email: alysonebrody@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/alyson-brody-a410022

 

Sylvia Brown

Brief Biography:

Sylvia Brown is a management consultant and international development specialist. She has sixteen years' experience advising companies, governments and voluntary sector organisations in the UK and Asia and specialist knowledge of Myanmar. With an MA in International Development from Manchester University and a PhD in Development Studies from SOAS, Sylvia has specialist knowledge of political economy analysis, security and conflict in the Asia-Pacific region (particularly Myanmar and Thailand); international development policy with reference to youth participation in armed opposition groups; youth empowerment and capacity building; and forced migration issues.

Contact Info:

Email: sylvbrown3@yahoo.com

LinkedInhttps://uk.linkedin.com/in/sylvia-brown-69b76952

 

Nicola Chanamuto

Brief Biography:

For the last 8 years I have worked freelance for a range of organisations including local government bodies, grassroots charities, international aid agencies and social enterprises in Asia and Europe. I have delivered work for UNESCO, Tearfund and JICA, amongst others. With a strong academic grounding in Anthropology and Development (Sussex) and a Masters in Gender and Development (Institute of Development Studies), my work has informed policy and guided further research. I have a special interest in female labour migration (particularly for domestic work), female micro-entrepreneurship, and girls’ education and empowerment, specifically within South and South-East Asia.

Areas of Expertise

Research and analysis, report-writing, design of teaching and training materials, delivering documentation including business plans, action plans and project evaluation.

Contact Info:

Email: nicola.chanamuto@gmail.com

Website: www.nicolachanamuto.co.uk

Skype: nicola.chanamuto

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolachanamuto

Mobile: 07546254070

 

Giada Cicognola

Brief Biography:

Well-rounded development professional with experience in advocacy, policy, campaigning and operations for both local and international NGOs.  University of Edinburgh graduate with a Masters in International Development and a thesis on the implementation of Reproductive Rights in rural India, as well as Bachelor degree holder from the University of Perugia, with a research on violence against women in international law.

Areas of Expertise:

The theory and practice of women’s access to reproductive health services and justice in developing countries, along with broader notions of women’s economic empowerment.

Contact Info:

Email: giadacicognola@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/giadacicognola

 

Mary Cobbett-Ondiek

Brief Biography:

I have seven years experience as a social researcher working in the fields of gender, education and international development. My PhD research explored the impact of a non-formal education programme aiming to empower girls to claim rights to be free from violence. Prior to my PhD I worked as a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge where I led a project ‘gender dynamics and hidden gender equalities in Caribbean schools’ and worked on another action research project on sexuality education in six African countries. I am currently a Research fellow at the University of York. I have expertise in qualitative methods including interviewing, ethnography and participatory methods.

Contact Info:

Email: Mary.Cobbett-Ondiek@york.ac.uk

 

Roxanna Donald

Brief Biography:

Feminist campaigner working in the women’s sector supporting women who have been trafficked and women on release from prison.

Contact Info:

Email: roxannaldonald@gmail.com

LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/RoxannaDonald

 

Rebecca Dallamore

Brief Biography:

Currently studying for a degree in International Studies in order to consolidate her experience after several years in the military specialising in civil military affairs, gender issues during conflict, and understanding community dynamics. Advising and training the military on gender and UNSCR1325 (including UK commitment and military role in ensuring goals are achieved).

Contact Info:

Email: radallamore@gmail.com

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/rebecca-dallamore-b0025437

 

Virginia Dooley

Brief Biography:

I am an experienced relationship manager, fundraiser and independent consultant with a solid track record for building the capacity of local organisations to better understand and meet the needs of adolescent girls, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. I co-created ethical fashion brand Rising Tide Fair Trade and have served as operational advisor to like-minded start ups. I am especially interested in the intersection of development and technology from both a gender and organisational perspective (I am trained in back-end computer programming, 10+ years experience customizing Salesforce.com for donation, grants management as well as other digital platforms).

Contact Info:

Email: vcdooley@gmail.com         

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/virginia-dooley-8918683

 

Kristie Drucza

Brief Biography:

Dr. Drucza has a post-graduate degree in the anthropology of gender and participatory development and a PhD that assesses the various ways to build an inclusive state in post-conflict Nepal through: social protection; affirmative action, federalism, policy, cash transfers and social security. She is interested in the inter-relationship between agency and structures of power and uses political, iterative, and participatory processes.

Areas of Expertise:

Poverty, inclusion and gender analysis; research; social protection; cash transfers; policy analysis; social accountability; agricultural development; indigenous people’s development; women's economic empowerment; social and institutional audits (equal opportunity); community/group based development; program design; capacity building; monitoring and evaluation; and inclusive business (CSR for the poor).

Contact Info:

Email: Kristie.drucza@yahoo.com.au

LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/kristie-drucza-phd-b25a4550?trk=pub-pbmap

 

Maria Espinosa

Brief Biography:

Maria Espinosa has more than 10 years of experience as a consultant where she has engaged with projects in the renewable energy, IT and developing fields. She has directed or advised projects for the Presidency of Ecuador, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health, among others state offices. She is the founder of Edel Consultores an Ecuadorian social enterprise that promotes gender equality and provides consulting and training services since 2012. She has a BSc in Biotechnology and she has a Master’s Degree in NGO Management. Currently is studying a MSc in Gender, Development and Globalization at the London School of Economics.

Areas of Expertise:

I have experience in the private and public sector.  I am an institutional entrepreneur seeking to make the world a better place.  My scientific background has given me the structure and resilience required to lead projects in a successful way.  My current studies, in Gender, Development and Globalisation, have deepened my insight of social inequalities and the need of leveraging the growing inequality gap.

Contact Info:

Email: mespinosa@edel.com.ec

 

Elizabeth Flint

Brief Biography:

Currently available as a freelance independent Gender Specialist with expertise in SGBV, Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery and Resettlement

I offer several years experience as an expert practitioner providing direct support, advocacy, advice and guidance to survivors of human trafficking, and/or torture including to refugees and asylum seekers and to practitioners and services supporting such individuals. I have extensive experience in providing crisis intervention and support for survivors of sexual exploitation, forced labour, forced criminality and/or domestic servitude.

I am also experienced in drafting expert reports on Human Trafficking for the Asylum and Immigration tribunals.

Contact Info:

Email: Elizabethflint19@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-flint-03503a35?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

 

Elizabeth Gezahegn King

Brief Biography:

Elizabeth is currently working as a consultant in which she makes use of her skills, knowledge and experience in programme development, strategic planning, project management, partnership development, fundraising, grant management, research and diaspora related programmes. Elizabeth has over 13 years’ experience of working in international development sectors both in the UK and African countries. She is particularly passionate and experienced in women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues that she can relate to with first-hand experience of living and working in Ethiopia and five other East and West African countries. Her specific expertise focuses on dealing with the issues of HIV & AIDS, harmful practices including Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child marriage, and maternal health particularly obstetric fistula.

Areas of Expertise:

Sexual and reproductive health and rights, advocating against harmful practices particularly female genital mutilation (FGM)  and child marriage

Contact Info:

Email: elsagezk@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/elizabeth-gezahegn-king/48/382/628

Phone: 02083044885

Mobile: 07902345742

 

Helen Gorrill

Brief Biography:

Helen has specialised in gender throughout her art education with a First Class BA (Hons) in Fine Art/Contemporary Applied Arts, a MRes in Gender Studies/Arts (Distinction and University prize) and her PhD, titled ‘Gendered economic and symbolic value in contemporary British painting’ (co-supervised by Coventry University and the Royal College of Art).  The PhD research has uncovered huge inequality in the UK visual arts-world.  Helen's forthcoming postdoctoral research focuses on creating an equal future for female and male art students through historical and contemporary role models in fine art education – including an investigation into quotas for equality in the arts.

Areas of Expertise:

Gender equality in fine art education through role models, gender equality in the British fine art economies and narrowing the gender pay gap for artists.

Contact Info:

Email: gorrillh@coventry.ac.uk

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/helen-gorrill-31b17979

Mobile: 07468 602152

 

Tahmina Hakimova-Rees

Brief Biography:

Freelance consultant with more than 10 years experience focusing on gender and development issues, including: economic empowerment (access to finance); equal opportunities in the workplace; domestic violence and violence against women, and women in agriculture. Tahmina also has considerable expertise and knowledge in Central Asia and the former Soviet Union on topics including Development and Conflict (including gender sensitivity approaches), NGO development and capacity building, and working with governments.

Areas of Expertise:

Women's economic empowerment, violence against women

Contact Info:

Email: tahmin.hakimova@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/tahmina-hakimova-rees-794a9570

 

Fiona Hales

Brief Biography:

Independent consultant specialising in HIV, violence against women and girls, sexual and reproductive rights, participation, and public health, providing research, policy analysis, evaluation, editing and translation, and coordination services. Previously coordinated the International Community of Women living with HIV (ICW) 2003-2008, and has also held staff roles with Beyond 2015 and ActionAid’s Latin America and Caribbean programme. Publications include ‘Violence against Women Living with HIV: A Background Paper’ co-authored with MariJo Vazquez (2010).

Contact Info:

Emailfionaatlarge@yahoo.com

LinkedInhttps://uk.linkedin.com/in/fiona-hale-3224687

 

Ozlem Hangul

Brief Biography:

I have an MA degree in Human Rights from the University of Essex. I have been working in women's rights field for the last 5 years with expertise in Violence against Women and Girls including forced and early marriage, female genital mutilation, and honour-based violence. As a consultant and trainer, I give consultancy and deliver trainings in VAWG including harmful practices to professionals, community members and young people. Having worked with UNHCR and as an adviser with some other voluntary refugee organisations, I have gained experience and expertise in the field.

Areas of expertise:

Violence against women and girls, harmful practices including early marriage, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and honour-based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights, refugee rights.

Contact Info:

Email: ozlemhangul@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ozlem-hangul-14658321?trk=hp-identity-name 

 

Ceri Hayes

Brief Biography:

Independent consultant with 16 years experience working on gender equality, women’s rights, child rights and international development issues for a range of development organisations including Womankind Worldwide, Amnesty International and Save the Children. More recently Ceri has worked as a freelancer for a wide range of NGOs (including Oxfam, GAD Network, BRIDGE, Women for Women International), donors (Comic Relief) and UN agencies (UN Women and UNDP). She has a Masters in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights. Her experience of field-based work includes Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ghana, Iraq, Malawi, Nepal, Peru and South Africa. She has written widely on gender equality and women’s rights issues. See www.gendermatters.co.uk for further details.

Areas of Expertise:

Thematic areas of expertise: VAWG; gender, peace and security; women's civil and political participation; gender mainstreaming; international human rights law, with particular focus on women's rights. Skills: gender audits; programme development; advocacy and policy; monitoring and evaluations; training on international human rights instruments, particularly CEDAW, BPFA, 1325; capacity-building on gender mainstreaming; research & writing; organisational development (fundraising, strategic planning, advocacy and lobbying)  

Contact Info:

E-mail: ceri@gendermatters.co.uk

Website: www.gendermatters.co.uk

LinkedInhttp://uk.linkedin.com/pub/ceri-hayes/14/860/231

Mobile: 07773987607

 

Kathryn Hill

Brief Biography:

A social researcher by training, I specialise in women's economic empowerment and private sector development.  I have worked for DFID, Sida, World Bank on feasibility studies, gender strategy development, M&E, and literature/policy reviews, and more recently have been working on economic development and public service delivery in the UK (for central and local governments).  Currently, I am working on a large-scale evaluation of support to families with disabled children for the UK government.

Areas of Expertise:

Women's economic empowerment, youth, economic growth, M&E (developing M&E framework, process and impact evaluations), literature and policy reviews, development of gender strategies and frameworks, editing and proofreading

Contact Info:

Email: kathrynhill1@gmail.com

 

Lottie Howard-Merrill

Brief Biography:

UCL Geography graduate and contributor to GADN’s paper ‘Harmful Traditional Practices: Your Questions, Our Answers’ (December 2013). Secured funding for research on domestic workers in Cambodia following preliminary desk research (April 2013).  Design and implementation of a Gender Audit with DanChurchAid’s partners in Cambodia, using interviews, focus groups and questionnaires (May 2013). Interviewed programme staff globally over Skype, to map and report Christian Aid’s work on social norms and gender inequality (November 2012). Winner of the European Journal of Development Research Prize for a paper entitled ‘Grappling Gender, Negotiating Neoliberal: Understanding Femininity in Post-Doi Moi Vietnam’ based on interviews and ethnographic research carried out in Ho Chi Minh City in August 2011.

Areas of Expertise:

Research, analysis and writing; social norms; harmful traditional practices, especially FGM, child marriage and honour killings; South East Asia, especially Cambodia and Vietnam.

Contact Info:

Email: lottiehowardmerrill@googlemail.com

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/lottie-howard-merrill/53/714/a88/

 

Elanor Jackson

Brief Biography:

Elanor has 23 years experience working in international development with NGOs, based in the UK, as well as periods in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Elanor was Head of Programmes for ChildHope for ten years - responsible for leading the development and management of work on reducing violence against children, with partner organisations. She facilitated the design of programmes on child protection and violence against women and girls. Elanor has been a Consultant since 2005, undertaking learning reviews, evaluations and research, delivering technical training and facilitating programme design. Recently she worked in Plan UK as Learning and Impact Assessment Manager.

Areas of Expertise:

VAWG, training on child protection, child participation, school related gender based violence, positive discipline in schools. Facilitating programme design development, theories of change, proposal writing. Participatory monitoring, evaluation and learning approaches with girls and boys, design of participatory project monitoring, learning and evaluation frameworks, undertaking monitoring, evaluations, impact assessment/ measurement, programmatic case study (e.g. on SRHR peer education approach with Plan UK), advising on programme quality. Organisational learning reviews, shaping learning processes, facilitating learning and reflection events, research design. Development of training manuals/ toolkits.

Contact Info:

Email: elanor@createsolutions.org   

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/elanor-jackson/2b/292/561

 

Helen Johnson

Brief Biography:

Helen is experienced in working in a gender and development context both theoretically and practically. She has extensive experience in feminist research with the benefit of a legal and diverse work background. Her particular interest is in service provision that promotes transformations in women’s lives with experiencing of developing and evaluating interventions. Her background is in law, desistance from crime, equalities, human rights, policy, service provision, emotions and wellbeing. She also has a strong background in university level education and an interest in furthering education more generally. 

Areas of Expertise:

Specialising in: Qualitative Research, Policy, Law and Criminology, Gender and Feminism,  Repertory Grid and Personal Construct Theory, Theories of Change, Emotions and Emotionally Intelligent Policy/Strategy, Service Provision. 

Experience includes: Measuring impact, evaluation and development of service provision, Meaning, identity, interpretation,  Preparation of annual reports, restructuring and organisational policy development, Mapping change and transformation, Modelling interventions, Evaluation and monitoring of International and UK policy, Legal, equalities and human rights research.

Qualifications: Diploma in Methods of Social Research, PhD in Criminology, Fully qualified barrister

Contact Info:

Email:  HJohnson1102@gmail.com

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/hjohnsonga

 

Ruth Jones

Brief Biography:

Ruth is a Senior lecturer, researcher and consultant specialising in, and leading the work on violence and abuse at the Centre for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Abuse at the University of Worcester UK.  Ruth teaches the MA in Domestic Violence and the PG Certificate in Sexual Violence and a range of other related courses, continuing professional development events and training. She is also an award winning researcher and consultant.

Areas of Expertise:

Training/education, research and consultancy on gender based violence and abuse.

Contact Info:

Email: r.jones@worc.uk  

Websitehttp://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/ruth-jones.html

 

Dr Harjinder Kaur

Brief Biography:

Harjinder is an experienced social researcher and international consultant in child and women's rights and gender equality, and has produced numerous (research) reports. She has worked in senior research, programme and project management, and policy posts for national and international governments and NGOs, and her field experience includes Africa and Asia. Previously, she worked as a UK government gender advisor on EU and international issues with GEO and DFID leading on CEDAW and CSW as well as VAWG, MDGs and UNSCR 1325. She holds an MA in Political Science, an MSc in Policy Analysis and Evaluation, a PhD in gender and masculinity, and is currently undertaking an Executive MBA at Henley Business School.

She is also the founder and director www.menandboysforgenderequality.org. The aim is to raise awareness of the need to engage men and boys in promoting gender equality and ending violence against women and girls.

Areas of Expertise:

Thematic areas: gender; masculinity; VAWG; women’s economic empowerment; governance; women’s political participation; peace and security; international human rights law, particularly CEDAW and CSW. Skills: policy and programme development, management, implementation, analysis and evaluation; monitoring and evaluation; quantitative research; data management and analysis; advanced statistical techniques; qualitative research; research design; proposal and (research) report writing; strategic and organisational development; advocacy; teaching, training, and facilitation; DFID and FCO.

Contact info:

Email: Harjinderkaur33@yahoo.co.uk

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/harjinder-kaur/52/885/998

 

Louise Jenkins

Brief Biography

Louise is a Gender Specialist with over 9 years’ experience in women and girls rights, specialising in tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG). With excellent communication, research and negotiation skills, Louise is able to build robust working relationships with a wide range of donors, partners and stakeholders both nationally and internationally. She is an experienced trainer, and has undertaken a number of assignments which focus on mainstreaming gender within programmatic work, most recently working in Tanzania where she managed the gender programme and provided technical input into VSO Tanzania’s project design and internal policies and procedures to ensure gender was mainstreamed and integrated across all of the programmatic areas – Education, Health and Secure Livelihoods.

Areas of expertise

Thematic areas: VAWG, gender mainstreaming, civil society organisations, women’s political participation and adolescent girl’s leadership.
Skills: Developing and delivering training, policy, analysis, advocacy and quantative research. Civil Society capacity development, programme development on gender mainstreaming and tool kits, guidelines and tool reviews and creation.

Email: louise.jenkins@ljconsultancy.co.uk 

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/louise-jenkins/86/377/ab2

 

Israel Gabriel Laizer

Brief Biography:

I am Israel G. Laizer, working with United Nations Development Programmes (UNDP) Legislative Support Project as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist; I have a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from University of Dar es Salaam in its Institute of Development Studies (IDS). For the past 10 years, I have been working with national and international Non-Governmental Organizations, Government and government agencies, different Development Partners (DPs), Research Institutions and Universities in the country and outside the country and currently working on UNDP supported Legislative Project in both Tanzania National Assembly and Zanzibar House of Representatives as Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Moreover, I am pursuing a Doctoral degree (PhD) programme at the University of Dar es Salaam Institute of Development Studies (IDS) exploring the prospect of development in Tanzania using domestic resource mobilization as an alternative development model.

Contact Info:

Emaillaizerisrael@hotmail.com

LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/israel-laizer-99713b46?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

 

Kathryn Lockett

Brief Biography:

Kathryn Lockett MSc is a Senior Development Consultant with specific expertise in gender.  She most recently worked for three years at DFID, leading on the new UK National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security and the scaling up of their Violence against Women and Girls programming. Her international development career began in central Asia and she has since worked extensively in South Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.  An experienced Team Leader, Kathryn has been supporting INGOs, NGOs and government to develop new programmes & policies and to fund, monitor and evaluate their work for the last 16 years.

Areas of Expertise:

Thematic: Gender & Development; VAWG; Gender & Conflict; Gender mainstreaming;

Areas: Programme scoping & development; Policy development; M&E; Proposal & business case development

Email: kathryn.m.lockett AT gmail.com;

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/kathryn-lockett/1a/275/1a1/

 

Jenevieve Mannell

Brief Biography: 

Jenevieve is a Lecturer in Global Health at UCL specialising in gender policy research, and has worked as a consultant for the public and non-profit sectors for the past 10 years. Her work has largely focused on assisting organisations with their gender research needs, for example conducting research to assess the gender dynamics relevant for new programmes and in developing theories of change; interviewing policy-makers to inform gender advocacy efforts; and designing gender-related tools and frameworks. Previous clients include UNAIDS, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, and the NHS.  She is also affiliated with the Health, Community and Development (HCD) Research Group at the London School of Economics, and the Health, Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. 

Areas of Expertise:

Qualitative research, Literature reviews, Theories of change, Policy papers 

Contact Info:

Emailj.mannell@ucl.ac.uk 

 

Dr Sarah Markham

Brief Biography:

Sarah is an academic mathematician with a PhD in an area of Pure Mathematics educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Durham.  She is a research consultant and service evaluator for the Wish (Women in Secure Hospitals) Mental Health Charity. She is currently a member of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London where she is involved in the implementation,  recruitment and promotion of patient and public awareness of clinical research trials.

Areas of Expertise:

As a research consultant and service evaluator for Wish (Women in Secure Hospitals) Mental Health Charity, she has expertise in gender specific advocacy focusing on the needs of mentally disordered offenders.

Contact Info:

Email: sarah.markham@kcl.ac.uk

LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/drsarahmarkham

 

Fiona McDowell

Brief Biography:

Ms. McDowell is a gender specialist with fifteen years’ experience in the international development sector. She has managed projects funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), and other donors.  Her work has involved project design and implementation, training, analysis, and assessment, and spanned multiple sectors including education, health, and economic development.  She has worked in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, including politically unstable and post-conflict regions. 

Areas of Expertise:

Areas of expertise include gender analysis and integration, training, research, program management, knowledge sharing, and monitoring and evaluation. 

Contact Info:

Email: fionamcdowell@gmail.com

 

Anita van Mil

Brief Biography:

Anita is co-founder of Hopkins Van Mil: Creating Connections. As a qualitative research specialist and facilitator she creates safe, neutral and productive spaces in which people can express their views on content which matters to them, to stakeholders and to policy makers. With a background in advocacy Anita has extensive experience in preparing for, designing and facilitating effective dialogue programmes on research areas which have the potential to effect transformational change. She thrives on providing a forum for people to discuss fundamental lived experience and translate those experiences into reports which are enriching to decision makers.

Contact Info:

Email: anita@hopkinsvanmil.co.uk

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anitavanmil?trk=hp-identity-nameyes

 

Tuula Nieminen

Brief Biography:

Tuula is a widely experienced international law and policy expert with over fifteen years of experience from inter-governmental organisations in Brussels, a City-of-London law firm, academia, and NGOs. Currently Tuula’s legal & policy advice and research work includes women’s rights as well as empowerment of women and girls in developed and developing markets. Passionate about justice, development and empowerment of women, Tuula leads the UN Women UKNC’s work on Post-2015 Development Agenda, is a member of the London Committee of UN Women in the UK, and mentors formerly trafficked women in London as well as aspiring businesswomen in Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. A visiting lecturer in law and business schools, Tuula is also a regular keynote speaker, facilitator and chair at member and stakeholder meetings, corporate and public policy conferences. Tuula has post-graduate qualifications in international law (PhD) and global business (MBA). Admitted to the Finnish Bar Association in 1999, she has also trained as a co-active coach and received a Certification in international Corporate Compliance & Ethics.

Areas of Expertise:

European/global legal and policy framework for women’s rights, gender justice and women’s empowerment; law and policy research, analysis and advice; government/IGO relations; corporate engagement; training and capacity building; MDGs, Post-2015 development agenda and sustainable development goals; UN Global Compact; UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; Women’s Empowerment Principles; corporate citizenship and gender; ethical trading and women; gender and value chain development; anti-corruption; anti-trafficking; empowerment of women and girls.

Contact Info:

Email: tuula.helena@gmail.com

 

Kate Norman

Brief Biography:

10 years experience as a consultant/researcher across Africa and Asia with a focus on participatory research, SRH, VAW, harmful traditional practices, voice and accountability,  community health and behaviour change communication.  Experience working on large scale bilaterial and multilateral programmes (DFID, USAID, World Bank etc), as well as contracts with numerous NGOs. Recent focus has been supporting FORWARD with their Participatory research (PEER) studies with girls at risk of teenage pregnancy, FGM, child marriage and fistula in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria and Ethiopia.  

Areas of Expertise:

Participatory research (especially PEER methodology), Behaviour Change Communication, Voice and Accountability, Programme Design, Monitoring and Evaluation, Training and Capacity Building, Communications/report writing.

Contact Info:

Email: 333katenorman@gmail.com  

Mobile: 07515 639600

 

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 andpractice; training workshops for reflective process and practice combining writing and dialogue ( qualitative diary study and personal learning journal).

Contact info:

LinkedIn: https://za.linkedin.com/in/penelope-j-plowman-03477a1a

Email: pennyplowman@gmail.com

Mobile: 07806 762332

 

Martekie Quaye

Brief Biography:

I completed my Masters in Gender and Development from the University of Melbourne in 2014. During that time I specialized in children and conflict within Africa, completed an international internship and thesis, the subject of which was children born of rape during the Rwandan genocide.  I completed research in the field, working with local NGOs to gain a greater understanding of the current context affecting my subjects.  Most recently working with AfriKids UK where I spearheaded their gender consciousness, generating accessible research, documents, briefings and policies in relation to gender for the UK and Ghana.

Areas of Expertise:

Particularly interested/experienced in conflict and violence against women and girls within Africa.

Contact Info:

Emailtekiequaye@gmail.com

LinkedIn:  https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/martekie-quaye/89/32a/556

 

Anne Quesney

Brief Biography:

I hold an MSc in Gender, Sexuality and Society and have 15 years’ experience of working in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), gender and development issues at national and international level. Experience of developing and delivering innovative, successful advocacy strategies and initiatives, high profile campaigns, fundraising / grant writing, events management, donor and media relations. Strategic thinker, enthusiastic, focused, results orientated and creative. Outstanding networking and communication skills. Fluent in French and German, working knowledge of Spanish and Dutch. 

Areas of Expertise:

Advocacy / Campaigns Strategy,  Fundraising/Grant writing, Research, Trainer / Facilitator, Gender Audits, Events.

Contact Info:

Email: anne.quesney@gmail.com

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/anne-quesney/67/988/531

 

Sonia Bala Rastogi

Sonia is a humanitarian and human rights practitioner with 8 years of experience in gender-based violence, GBV mainstreaming, sexual/reproductive rights, HIV and trauma-informed care. Her technical skills include rapid assessments, policy analysis and advocacy, M&E and program implementation in conflict settings and with marginalized communities in the U.S. Sonia has worked in South Sudan, Jordan and Malawi. Prior to the humanitarian sector, Sonia advocated for policies to improve the health and rights of women living with HIV in the U.S. She holds a Master in Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

Contact Info:

Email: sbrastogi@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/soniarastogi/ 

 

Anna Shotton

Brief Biography:

I am a London-based consultant providing programme design, evaluation, guidance development, and training services, to international organizations, governments and NGOs.  Specific expertise in peacebuilding, peacekeeping and humanitarian response.  Thematic knowledge of gender mainstreaming (including Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and related resolutions, mine action, police, justice, corrections, DDR of former combatants, security sector reform.

Areas of Expertise:

Design of monitoring systems and indicators, and programme evaluation and performance audits (using non-experimental design, and qualitative and quantitative data collection methods) (e.g., Gender Audit done of the UN Mission in Liberia, July 2013); Drafting of guidelines, lessons learned and good practices (e.g. drafting of UN peacekeeping guidelines on women's participation in electoral processes, August 2013); Training design and delivery on project management; Over 16 years in peacekeeping, peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance and human rights, including 5 years based in conflict/post-conflict countries (Horn of Africa, Zimbabwe and Haiti)

Contact Info:

Email: annashotton@gmail.com

Skype: anna.shotton

Tel: 02032869743

Mobile: 07580147066

Website: www.annashotton.com

 

Ines Smyth

Brief Biography:

A senior gender and development consultant, Ines has over 20 years’ experience working mainly with Oxfam and the Asian Development Bank, and 15 years as a researcher and lecturer in academic institutions such as the Institute of Social Studies (The Hauge) and the Development Studies Institute at LSE. Ines has a PhD in Social Anthropology from University College London.

Areas of Expertise:

Thematic areas: gender mainstreaming in all its form, women’s political participation, GBV/VAW, gender in humanitarian crisis. Skills: gender and women’s rights training and mentoring, facilitation and strategic planning, research and assessments, proposal development, review and creation of gender specific tool kits and guidelines.

Contact Info:

Tel: 44(0)7713147193

Email: ismythster@gmail.om

Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/ines-smyth-86994812

 

Stephanie Soria

Brief Biography:

I am holder of a BA in International Development and International Relations and in the process of completing a MA in Education, Gender and International Development. I am currently Managing Director at Emerge For Africa Ltd, and work as Independent Consultant in Education, Gender and International Development. My areas of expertise are Strategic Project Planning, Project Impact Assessment, Gender Training, Gender Mainstreaming in Development Initiatives, Gender Responsiveness in Programming and Operations, Capacity Building in Participatory and Collaborative Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning in the fields of Education and Gender. My areas of interest include girls' education, forced marriage, early pregnancy, gender-based violence and discriminations, harmful social norms and practices, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and engaging men and boys in gender equality, in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Contact Info:

Email: Ssaged.consulting@gmail.com

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-soria-516596a8

 

Mary Surridge

Brief Biography:

I have worked in support of women’s rights in UK since the 1980s and in various forms of gender and development since 1991.  Much of my early work was in women’s leadership and girls’ education but I have also worked in support of women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights and women and forestry, agriculture and climate change. Much of my recent work has been in conducting gender audits and evaluations and capacity strengthening of various agencies to help them better embed a gender perspective in their organisational structures and in the implementation of their programmes.

Contact Info:

Email: m.e.surridge@wlv.ac.uk

 

Robyn Vernon-Harcourt

Brief Biography:

International development professional with programmatic, research and technical experience in gender, entrepreneurship, livelihoods and mentoring in the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Project and team leader, with a record of delivering innovative programmes on time and within budget through my own action and successful team work. Developed and set up a successful regional office for a UK renewable energy charity in Kathmandu, Nepal. Looking for an opportunity to support an organisation achieve its’ objectives and develop and deliver meaningful, effective and appropriate programming in gender and children's rights, education and livelihoods.

Contact Info:

Email: robyn.vernonharcourt@gmail.com

LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/robyn-vernon-harcourt-579a0246

 

 

Aneeta Williams

Brief Biography

Experienced and highly-qualified lawyer and international development and humanitarian practitioner with experience in capacity-building/facilitating, Organisational and Public Policy Development and Advocacy, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Policy analysis, Qualitative Research, Knowledge Management, youth and child participation. A highly-motivated, conscientious team-player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate concisely and articulately at all levels.

Areas of Expertise:

Human Rights, Gender, Child Rights, Child Safeguarding and Protection, Justice for vulnerable victims/witnesses.  Clients have included: UNICEF, WHO, Institut International des Droits de l'Enfant (Switzerland), MAPC/MKKM, The Children's Society, Mother's Union, Erikshjalpen, EU-CORD, Micah Network, King's College London, Keeping Children Safe, Act for Peace, Humanitarian Accountability Partnership International, WorldVision UK.

Contact Info:

Email: aneetawilliams14@gmail.com

LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/aneetawilliams

 

Tess Woolfenden

Brief Biography

I am currently studying for an MSc in Development Studies at SOAS, specialising in gender. Having worked in the field of development for nearly two years as a member of a support team, I am embarking on this degree in order to expand my knowledge and learning or what it means to work in a technical capacity in the industry. I hope to be able to work in the NGO sector once completing my degree, as well as gain all the necessary experience over the course of the next year to enable me to achieve this.

Areas of Expertise:

My particular key areas of interest are Gender Mainstreaming and Violence Against Women and Girls.

Contact Info:

Email: Tess.woolfenden@outlook.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tess-woolfenden-ba76347a