Principal ConsultantAriane has over ten years of experience working in complex international development environments designing, managing and consulting for economic development programs. She has managed large, multi-donor portfolios, designed and launched programs and consulted for clients in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. She is fluent in English and French. Ariane has a Bachelor's degree in International Development from McGill University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.
Kara has over six years of experience working in East and Southern Africa, South-East Asia, and the Caribbean on pro-poor market system programs. Kara has strong research, writing and organizational skills demonstrated through years of project design, delivery, donor reporting, and proposal development. She has extensive experience in engendered value chain analyses both as a technical lead and as technical support to local teams. Kara is particularly interested in women's economic empowerment and conflict sensitive programming. Kara has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Waterloo in Social Development and Peace & Conflict Studies and a Master's from Tel Aviv University in Conflict Resolution and Mediation.
Sarah Harrison is a Gender Equality Specialist with a long-standing commitment to sustainable livelihoods and economic development. Sarah has fifteen years of experience and specializes in gender equality, women’s economic empowerment and monitoring & evaluation. Her background includes education, work and travel in over 50 countries across six continents. Sarah has a diverse skill set with a dynamic career history. Her former roles have ranged from livelihood development in the Philippines to impact assessment throughout Africa to managing her own development consultancy practice. Sarah holds a Masters of Development Economics from Dalhousie University and an Honours Baccalaureate in Computing and Information Science from Guelph University. She is also certified in Gender Equality.