September 29, 2016


Econ, Evidence, EXPERTS, HumanR, Integrate, Policy&Prog, Politics

WISE Development is continually developing a network of like-minded consultants around the world in order to share learning and experience, and to provide local partnership on assignments.

Penny Plowman

Penny Plowman is a gender and organisational development practitioner, trainer, facilitator, researcher, evaluator and mentor with 35 years’ experience in international development. Penny supports organisations build gender knowledge and practical skills. She is a strong advocate of reflective practice, using writing and dialogue as key tools.
penny-plowmanPenny is an External Research Associate at the School of International Development University of East Anglia. She runs short courses at post-graduate level and for development practitioners linking theory and practice for equitable development.  Her doctoral research examined gender and organisational change through an organisational ethnography of a South African NGO. In this research process,
Penny developed her interest in reflective practice and dialogue for change using the qualitative diary method and photo-voice.
Penny is based in Norwich UK. She has lived and worked in South Africa for three decades and continues to work internationally.
She has experience of working with a range of organisations on gender mainstreaming in different contexts. She has extensive experience of working with small groups enabling personal and group learning.
Please find out more about Penny by visiting the following sites;
  • Henrietta Miers – Associate

    Henrietta Miers – Associate

    Henrietta Miers is a Senior Associate of WISE Development, and has worked for 20 years as a Social Development and Gender Consultant in international development

  • Georgia Taylor, Technical Director

    Georgia Taylor, Technical Director

    Georgia Taylor has been working on gender, women’s economic empowerment and sexual and reproductive health for over 15 years.

  • Dr. Smita Premchander

    Dr. Smita Premchander

    Dr. Smita Premchander is committed to poverty alleviation and women’s empowerment in South Asia.