Catherine SquireCatherine is a consultant, trainer and facilitator. She is particularly interested in tailoring resources for smaller and medium-sized NGOs.

Catherine has 35 years’ experience of working with international development agencies. She worked for 10 years in humanitarian programmes with Save the Children, CARE and Help the Aged. She spent most of the 1990s in Iran working with Afghan and Iraqi refugee groups, and with young Iranian NGOs. She led the foundation of an NGO support organisation in Iran and worked as a consultant to the UNDP, Unicef, and UNHCR. She wrote a history of the development of Civil Society in Iran for INTRAC in 2006 (Praxis Paper No 8).

Since starting her freelance work in 2000, she has focussed on capacity building practice for small and medium sized organisations – including developing strategy, building skills, governance, leadership and organisational values.

Since 2003 she has worked freelance as an INTRAC consultant mainly in the following areas:

  • Tailor-made training on M&E and participatory methods for smaller organisations
  • Training in French on management skills and M&E for NGOs in Mauritius, France, Haiti, Burundi, and Niger.
  • Evaluations of capacity building programmes
  • Writing and editing training materials on organisation development, community mobilization, leadership and project cycle management.
  • Facilitating dynamic workshops with elements of training, building self-awareness, and developing relationships in the group.

Catherine has a BSc. in International Economics and Development from LSE and a MSc. in Human Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is also a qualified and experienced community and workplace mediator.

Related Projects

Strengthening Small Organisations with Big Ambitions

Capacity building training with Stars Foundation

Capacity Building Support for Sisters of St Louis West Africa

Peer Learning Programme for small and diaspora organisations

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