Cathy Watson

Coordinator, Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) Project

Cathy Watson is a social development consultant based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, working on farming and livestock development with a particular focus on pastoral livelihoods in the Horn of Africa, and has been the Coordinator of the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) Project since its inception in 2006.

Her consultancy experience includes participatory research and writing; evaluation; training and capacity building; strategic planning; and workshop facilitation. Cathy’s long-term field work experience includes four years with Turkana pastoralists in Kenya; four years with Karimojong pastoralists in Uganda; support to small-holder farmers in Zimbabwe and Kenya; and urban poverty and livelihoods in Ethiopia. Her employment experience includes social science support to NGO development worker teams, NGO senior management, and leading research teams. She has a Bachelor degree from the University of Bristol and a Master’s degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester.

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