GENDER EQUALITY EXPERTS

WISE DEVELOPMENT has a strong philosophy of partnership working, collaboration and co-creation. Our global network of associates are recognised experts in their fields.

View all WISE DEVELOPMENT experts below, or use the key to filter gender equality experts according to their individual areas of expertise or the impact of the services they have delivered. If you require expertise in a specific area use the search box to the right to undertake a more detailed search.

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  • Caroline Pinder, Director of WISE Development

    Caroline Pinder, Director of WISE Development

    Caroline Pinder started WISE Development in 2000. She has 25+ years experience in international development.

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  • Dinah Bennett OBE, Director of WISE Development

    Dinah Bennett OBE, Director of WISE Development

    Dinah Bennett OBE is a Director of WISE Development and founder of the International Consultants for Entrepreneurship (ICE)

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  • 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.

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  • Dr Pat Richardson

    Dr Pat Richardson

    Pat has worked in enterprise and entrepreneurship development for over 30 years following her doctorate in SME economic policy.

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  • 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

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  • Dr. Smita Premchander

    Dr. Smita Premchander

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

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  • Julie Lawson-McDowall

    Julie Lawson-McDowall

    Julie Lawson-McDowall works within some of the most effective recent programming responses to extreme poverty and gender inequality: women’s empowerment programming, cash based interventions and social protection

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  • Chibogu Obinwa – Associate

    Chibogu Obinwa – Associate

    Chibogu Obinwa Gender and Development Consultant for over ten years in Nigeria

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  • Federica Busiello

    Federica Busiello

    Federica Busiello is a gender technical specialist with 9 years’ experience in international development. Her areas of specialism include: Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Analysis, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG).

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  • Immaculee Habiyambere

    Immaculee Habiyambere

    Immaculee Habiyambere is a social Development Consultant Central Africa

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  • Judith Gardner – Associate

    Judith Gardner – Associate

    Judith Gardner is a social development and gender specialist with over 20 years of experience in Southern Africa, the Horn and Greater Horn, the Yemen

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  • Judy El-Bushra

    Judy El-Bushra

    Judy El-Bushra has been working in the general area of development, with a strong gender focus, since 1972, most recently working on issues of gender, violence, conflict and peace

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  • Sharon Bryan – Associate

    Sharon Bryan – Associate

    Sharon Bryan has worked in the field of Violence against Women and Girls for the last 20 years. She is Vice Chair of the Westminster Domestic Violence Forum and Chair of the forum’s Legal Issues sub group and was instrumental in campaigning for the first Domestic Violence Court in Westminster.

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  • Amy Wilson-Lee

    Amy Wilson-Lee

    Amy Wilson-Lee, WISE Development’s Programme and Business Development Manager, joined WISE in November 2014

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  • Claudia Lo Forte – Associate

    Claudia Lo Forte – Associate

    Claudia Lo Forte is a skilled social development researcher with expertise in gender and age dimensions of social inclusion, child protection and youth development.

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  • Paola Pereznieto

    Paola Pereznieto

    Paola Pereznieto is an economist specializing in social policy and international development with over 13 years of relevant work experience. She has strong expertise in the management, design and implementation of qualitative and quantitative research projects in a range of developing countries.

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  • Penny Plowman – Associate

    Penny Plowman – Associate

    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.

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  • Anamaria Golemac Powell

    Anamaria Golemac Powell

    Anamaria Golemac Powell has over 17 years of international development experience in countries on three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa. Anamaria has been working for nearly two decades in policy development and programme implementation on issues that include women’s economic empowerment, GBV and sexual reproductive health policies.

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  • Fiona M MacCulloch LLB

    Fiona M MacCulloch LLB

    Institutional strengthening and capacity building in the governance and civil society sectors, public sector reform, building capacity for advocacy.

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  • Adebanke Akinrimisi

    Adebanke Akinrimisi

    Adebanke is a Lawyer with more than fifteen years of work experience in the field of development. She is an active participant in the women’s rights movement in Nigeria and has over the years been engaged in different advocacy efforts towards promoting women’s empowerment and supporting processes aimed at creating the enabling environment for the actualisation of the rights of women and girls.

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  • Joanne Alston

    Joanne Alston

    Joanne Alston takes a keen interest in how policies and projects empower women and girls.

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  • Ngukwase Surma

    Ngukwase Surma

    Ngukwase Surma is a gender and social inclusion expert with over twenty years’ experience working in Nigeria

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  • Patricia Lamour

    Patricia Lamour

    Patricia Lamour is a WISE Associate, the co-founder of the GEEDA (Gender Education and Enterprise Development for Africa) network and consultancy and Director of Aspire Education Group.

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  • Emma Varley – Associate

    Emma Varley – Associate

    Emma Varley has 20 years of international development and applied research experience in South and South-East Asia, and East Africa. She holds a PhD in Sociocultural and Medical Anthropology, and has extensive expertise in action-orientated qualitative and ethnographic methodologies and ethics protocols.

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  • Seema Khan -Technical Lead, Gender, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

    Seema Khan -Technical Lead, Gender, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

    Seema Khan has over 10 years’ experience in gender, social inclusion and voice and accountability issues.

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  • Dr Lyndsay McLean – Associate

    Dr Lyndsay McLean – Associate

    Lyndsay is a senior consultant with 20 years’ experience in international development working as a policy-maker, academic and consultant. Lyndsay has particular knowledge and expertise in conflict-affected countries and fragile states and on gender equality and women and girl’s empowerment; violence against women and girls (VAWG); women, peace and security; conflict prevention; reconciliation; identity-based violence, […]

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  • Charlotte Heath

    Charlotte Heath

    Particular experience in poverty and social exclusion, social accountability and voice, gender incl VAWG, migration, climate change, urban poverty and small enterprise development.

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  • Mary Surridge – Associate

    Mary Surridge – Associate

    Mary is a principal international gender, social and institutional development consultant, with 26 years of international experience, working from practice to policy level with governments, bilateral and multi-lateral donors and (I)NGOs. She has been a gender and social inclusion specialist on projects and programmes in a range of sectors and technical areas including education, health, […]

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  • Helen Gallagher

    Helen Gallagher

    Social development expert with senior experience in civil society and donor agencies.

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  • Fatimah Kelleher, Technical Lead, Gender, Education and Women’s Economic Empowerment

    Fatimah Kelleher, Technical Lead, Gender, Education and Women’s Economic Empowerment

    Fatimah Kelleher is an international women’s rights and social development consultant with fourteen years experience working with a variety of international, regional and national stakeholders in Africa, South Asia and the Caribbean.

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