Globaldev careers: The gender and social inclusion specialist

Gender and social inclusion consultant Arthi Patel says gender and social inclusion is becoming more integral to humanitarian and development programming. Photo by: Arthi Patel

CANBERRA — The humanitarian and development sectors have become increasingly aware of the need to promote inclusivity in their programs. That means ensuring that they work for everyone, including groups such as women or people with disabilities, who might face unique challenges in accessing the benefits of development work and whose needs have not always been included in the past.

Building inclusive development programs requires legal, social, and analytical thinking to ensure that disadvantaged groups are at the core of projects’ work. That is where gender and social inclusion specialists come in.

About the author

  • Lisa Cornish

    Lisa Cornish is a Senior Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through news.com.au. Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.