Sarah Methven

Sarah is an INTRAC associate with extensive experience working on voice, empowerment and accountability governance programmes for both donors and INGOs. She is committed to social inclusion, empowerment and learning. She contributes to programmes at different stages: conceptualisation and design; review and learning processes and evaluations. Although much of this work involves working with international development actors, her main interest is in supporting national organisations and networks to make effective links between the needs of the marginalised and policy makers.

While at INTRAC she worked with a range of clients from a farmers’ union in Mozambique to international donors in a range of countries across East and Southern Africa. Prior to INTRAC she worked with Oxfam GB and Concern Worldwide as a programme advisor in Southern Africa. She has an MA in social policy and social development.

Sarah has been an INTRAC associate since 2008. Examples of recent work includes:

  • Research on how Forest NGOs apply gender in their:  organisations and networks; community governance and policy work.
  • Facilitation of conflict resolution for an NGO Board and setting a new strategic direction
  • Mapping of a Civil Society in Botswana for programme development and strategic support to restructuring of the national NGO Network 2015
  • Global learning review of Christian Aid to explore how power analysis is being applied in DFID PPA resilience programmes 2016

She is a Director of the World Basic Income Campaign, mentors Masters of Development students at Monash University and does voluntary work with asylum seekers in Bristol. She is also a member of South West International Development Network (SWIDN).

Related Projects

Cyprus: Strengthening Civil Society within Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot Communities