Strategic planning

Elizabeth is an experienced human rights advocate and works in an advisory role to organisations on publications, policy and programmatic work. A highly creative and analytical thinker, Elizabeth has a depth of knowledge of child rights and international development subjects including child protection; gender programming; multisectoral programming; international human rights law; and the UN system.

Strategic planning examples:

  • 2018: Part of reference group to support development of a new African Union-UNICEF engagement strategy 2019-2021.
  • 2018: Input to re-conceptualising the UNICEF Schools for Africa thematic modules and theory of change.
  • 2016: Communications toolkit on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) national violence against children (VAC) surveys for use by UNICEF country offices in Eastern and Southern Africa.
  • 2012-2016: Researcher and advisor for NGO Chance for Childhood with Street Child Africa conducting programme evaluations for an anti-human trafficking project in Nepal, and children with disabilities and education project in Rwanda; researcher on girls in conflict with the law in Uganda.
  • 2014: Series of internal communication “how to guides” from social media to storytelling; advocacy strategy on interoperability of national health, and civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) sectors for UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO).
  • 2013: Production of communications and advocacy strategy for UNICEF Innocenti Office of Research.
  • 2011: Advisor to Office of the Children’s Commissioner, New Zealand, on the cultural and commercial sexualisation of children and adolescents.
  • 2001: Communications strategy for Amnesty International’s 40th anniversary.


Liberty & Humanity

“Elizabeth is a thorough and knowledgeable consultant whose passion coupled with dedication and drive ensure that work is delivered and changes that need to be made are implemented. Always working from a rights-based perspective, whilst acknowledging the in-field complexes and challenges, Elizabeth manages to present research findings in a way that encourages change, rather than further misunderstanding.

“Her recommendations are robust and indisputable and the research she has undertaken will undoubtedly create lasting sustainable change because they are centered on the idea of children as the agents of change; whose rights must always be upheld.”

Anna-mai Estrella, Executive Director, Chance for Childhood

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