Global Director, Digital Development
+44 (0)1491 829305
CABI, Nosworthy Way, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8DE, United Kingdom
As CABI’s Global Director, Knowledge Management, I am responsible for the strategic direction and technical oversight of the Knowledge Management theme. My work focuses on digital development to support the Sustainable Development Goals, and I lead CABI’s work on harnessing the power of data, information, and ICTs for international development.
Projects within the Knowledge Management theme fall into the “pillars” of: Information and Evidence (e.g. knowledge portals like the Plantwise Knowledge Bank or the Invasive Species Compendium, mobile phone services, apps and systematic reviews), Data Driven Development (e.g. PRISE pest forecasting system, GODAN secretariat), and Digital Tools (e.g. digital data collection to support project work).
I joined CABI in 2011 as a Project Development Officer, and managed the Plantwise Knowledge Bank from 2012 – 2016. Prior to joining CABI, I had worked for WorldFish Center (CGIAR) and Oxfam GB, working in a range of areas including rural livelihoods, nutrition, value chains and markets, geographic information systems, natural resource governance and gender. My geographic focus has been mostly in Latin America and Africa, having worked in Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru, Egypt, Kenya, Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia, and Pakistan.
I have a strong interest in user-centred design, systems approaches, and interdisciplinary methods which bring together natural and social science.