• IAEA – Facilitation
  • Earthwatch – Private Sector Research
  • Ethicore – Markets Strategy
  • Save the Children – Markets Training
  • OXFAM – Research : Vulnerable to Viable Livelihoods


  • UNHCR – Livelihoods Training Development (Consultancy)


  • Save the Children – Multi-sector Market Assessment
  • OXFAM – Drought Management Strategy research


  • Oxfam – Food Systems Strategy evaluation
  • BRAC – Ultra Poor Graduation Technical Advice
  • ConvaTec – Community Partnerships advice
  • Save the Children – Multi-sector Market Assessment


  • World Food Programme – Ethiopia Rural Resilience Initiative
  • British Red Cross – Technical Guide on Livelihoods
  • World Vision – Facilitation of Global Programme Meeting
  • BRAC – Ultra-Poor Graduation Technical Advice
  • Cycle Madagascar – Capacity Building


  • Wellcome Trust – Responsive Dialogues on Drug Resistant Infections (DRI)
  • World Bank –Southern Madagascar Livelihoods Development
  • Ethicore – Facilitation, Research
  • CRS – Ultra-Poor Graduation Capacity Building
  • BRAC – Livelihoods Specialist – Ultra Poor Graduation in Zambia

World Vision International

Ultra Poor Graduation Field Handbook.

Oxfam International

Evaluation of the Oxfam Strategic Plan 2013 – 2019. Meta-analysis of
Sustainable Food strategic goal, including Gender analysis.

British Red Cross

Easy Volunteer Actions.


Where We Work

Case Studies

Ending poverty means working with some of the world’s least privileged and most vulnerable people. 

The Graduation Approach, developed by BRAC, is one of the leading ways in which to help ultra-poor households become food secure, develop livelihoods and savings, and improve their resilience and well-being through carefully designed and supported programmes. 

Jo has been working with BRAC, World Vision, CRS, WFP and the World Bank to facilitating the development of strategies, the approach and support programmes to apply the Graduation Approach in different settings in Africa and Asia.

Market based approaches are now at the forefront of Economic Inclusion, Livelihoods development, Food Security and Humanitarian programming. 

Ranging from assessing the capacity of markets to deliver the goods and services that people need in emergencies, through to linking poor small-holder farmers to markets where they can gain fair and equitable terms, prices and benefits for their produce, the spectrum of markets approaches builds on a range of expertise in agricultural supply chains, marketing and working with the Private Sector. 

Building on experience in long term development and humanitarian settings, Jo has helped develop, implement and evaluate strategies for organisations such as UNHCR, Oxfam, UNICEF and Save the Children.

Facilitation is an art – of engaging participants in a journey of discovery and learning, co-creating and designing new ideas, and then supporting the implementation. 

Jo’s experience with participatory methods, deliberative approaches and events facilitation is based on her work in many different context with people from all walks of life – from local communities, women’s groups, professionals, government representatives and private businesses. Working extensively in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, Jo is sensitive to and able to adapt her facilitation to meet cultural and technical requirements. 

She has designed, organised and facilitated workshops and events with global UN organisations such as the International Atomic Energy Association, UNHCR, WFP; with major corporations in the agricultural, food and fast moving consumer goods sectors; with Foundations as well as leading International NGO’s such as World Vision, Oxfam and Save the Children. The topics have ranged from environmental and sustainable development to health / medical related research. Feedback commends her organised, energetic and flexible approach.

Global in thinking, local in experience, universal in thinking.