Since May 2018, Emily has worked as an independent consultant in the areas of gender, community development and organizational change. She has significant expertise and experience working on issues of women’s rights, Indigneous rights and natural resource management, and in supporting non-profit groups to be more strategic and increase their impact.
Emily is an experienced facilitator and mentor with expertise in gender analysis, participatory approaches, programme and project management, and fundraising. She also has experience in designing and carrying out research and evaluations, and an expertise in various forms of communication and documentation. She grew up in Canada and is fluent in English and French.
Prior to working independently, Emily was part of the Well Grounded team for six years, during which she held a variety of roles. When she first joined the team in June 2012, Emily worked with colleagues to set up the office in Yaoundé and to put in place internal systems and strategies, as well as to provide facilitation and mentoring support to African civil society groups throughout the Congo Basin. A few years later, after moving back to Canada for personal reasons, she took on a set of different responsibilities related to internal learning, fundraising and advocacy, and eventually took on the role of Executive Director in 2017.
In April 2019, Emily started to work with Well Grounded as an Associate. She is honoured and excited to be working once again with colleagues in Central Africa on issues that are so close to her heart: social and environmental justice.