Rufsana Begum

Rufsana Begum

Development Consultant

Rufsana is a social development consultant with particular expertise in crosscutting themes of gender justice, social inclusion, poverty reduction, peacebuilding and natural resource management. She brings practical  experience focused on gender programming and monitoring and evaluation in the field of social development and gender in West Africa and Asia. As a consultant at CIDT, Rufsana is currently involved in a variety of activities that include engaging stakeholders in gender issues, designing and delivering gender-related training, conducting gender assessments of development programmes and policies, supporting clients to develop services that meet the specific needs of girls and women and conducting gender analysis research. She also develops and incorporates gender analysis tools, gender monitoring and evaluation and learning activities across various projects in CIDT, including the ‘EU Citizens Voice for Change Congo Basin Forest Monitoring Programme.’ Her recent work on women’s economic empowerment in North Nigeria analyses women’s barriers, economic opportunities, training needs and how the private sector can respond to these needs.