Business & Gender Specialist

Norman has over 12 years of experience managing and supporting business development and designing gendered business approaches, with a special focus on increasing women entrepreneurs’ ability to grow their businesses through access to financing, business development, and expanded networks. He has worked globally to design and facilitate capacity development approaches for small and medium enterprises, International Non-Governmental Organisations, investors and others in pursuit of gender inclusive approaches, practices and methodologies that make business sense. An expert facilitator and skilled communicator, Norman has a keen ability to reach diverse audiences.

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Project Manager
Business and Communications Manager

Celia has more than ten years of experience working with sustainable food systems and economic empowerment, as well as extensive multicultural experience partnering with a broad range of stakeholders in the international cooperation sector. She manages the design of creative solutions to complex social and economic problems, drawing on her deep insights about gender and social inclusion. Celia is a skillful project manager, as well as an expert in knowledge management and learning; information, communication, and technology (ITCs); and in developing networks and communities of practice.

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Programme Manager
Gender & Social Inclusion in Business

Stephanie specializes in project design, management, evaluation, and research for gender inclusive programmes and business development. She has special technical expertise in applying market-based solutions to poverty alleviation, with an emphasis on women's economic empowerment initiatives in developing economies and post-conflict areas. She has lived and worked in Cambodia, Rwanda, Uganda, Haiti, Iraq and Afghanistan for various organisations including Oxfam America, TechnoServe, and Chemonics. Stephanie has conducted research on women's entrepreneurship in post-conflict countries, as well as on gender based violence in the context of economic empowerment programmes.

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Gender & Development Advisor

Cecilia has over 20 years of experience developing strategic interventions with international partners in South and Central America, Asia, and Africa. These include the World Bank and UN Agencies for inclusive development, as well as governments, NGOs, and grassroots organisations. An expert in gender and development, Cecilia excels at institutionalising gender equity in policies and planning through strategic planning, trainings on gender and women's economic empowerment, and evaluations.

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Gender, Livelihoods & Markets Specialist

Sarah’s work focuses on market-based approaches to development and inclusive agricultural value chains with a gender lens. She specializes in designing training initiatives and undertaking qualitative research and analysis, as well as in strategy, policy development, and project management. Sarah has lived and worked in several countries, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Thailand, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Zambia.

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