Cathy Doran has worked in social development for 22 years and lived in eastern and southern Africa for 17 years. She is currently a freelance consultant with Irish Aid, Misean Cara and civil society organisations including faith based organisations. Previously she was Country Representative for DanChurchAid in Tanzania; UNICEF Programme Specialist in Malawi and Kenya; and Programme Officer for several human rights organisations. During that period she worked with a range of stakeholders including Governments, Civil Society Organisations, Multilateral and Bilateral Development Agencies at policy, programme and project level.
Cathy has technical expertise in Health, Education and Governance; and thematic areas of Human Rights; HIV; Gender; Food Security; and Micro Credit. She offers advisory, training, and consultancy services in Evaluation; Strategic Planning; Results Based Management and M&E; Rights Based Approaches; Capacity Building; Organisational Strengthening; Curriculum Development and Child Protection. She brings a practical approach to her work.
She has a Diploma in Community Development and Leadership; BSc in Sociology and Gender Studies; and MSc in Development Management. Cathy has a particular interest in new thinking around complexity theory and how change happens. Her training methodology is based on the adult learning cycle and is participatory.