A gender specialist with 16 years of experience in livelihood analysis and early warning in Africa. Skilled in livelihood assessment and its utilization in early warning systems and evaluation. Has conducted household economy assessments and produced livelihood baseline profiles throughout Ethiopia and led a national livelihood zoning exercise in Zimbabwe for FEWS NET. Extensive training experience includes household economy trainings in Ethiopia and Mauritania, and the training and supervising of 35 field monitors in drought monitoring in northern Kenya over two years. Skilled in the development of training materials and in producing practical assessment guidance: recently developed operational guidelines on social issues for the World Bank’s Nile Basin Initiative. Drafted a food economy field handbook. Evaluated food aid programs from a livelihoods perspective in Ethiopia and Kenya. Evaluated SC-UK’s early warning projects in Ethiopia and Darfur, Sudan.