Chanda Gurung Goodrich

Senior Gender Specialist–Gender Lead

My professional specialization in gender and participatory research and development. I have been working on gender issues, gender equality, women’s rights and intersectionality issues and have wide experience in applying methods and approaches for effective integration of gender, poverty and social dimensions in development agendas, and processes. My work has been in various sectors – livelihoods, agriculture, water, natural resource management and conservation, rural development, food and nutrition security, poverty alleviation, value chains, economic empowerment, climate change and adaptation, etc. I have been involved, and most often leading, in developing strategies, plans and frameworks for gender integration and transformation as also developing tools and methods to explore issues of social and gender inequality and exclusion; and gendered vulnerabilities (and capacities). I have also been engaged in community and field research, training programme staff in the theories and methodological tools as well as in advising senior management in the area of gender, and in science-policy interface. Currently I am the Senior Gender Specialist–Gender Lead in the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal.