As Gender and Evaluation Specialist, Sophie Namy conducts research to understand how social inequalities drive gender based violence and other negative outcomes affecting the wellbeing of individuals and communities. She also works closely with partner organizations to share lessons learned, strengthen monitoring and evaluation systems and build the evidence of what works to prevent violence and empower women and girls. Sophie has more the seven years of experience in applied research, with specific expertise in school-based programming and engaging men and boys in preventing violence and fostering gender equality.
Sophie’s experience working in India, Ecuador, the Balkans and parts of sub-Saharan Africa has allowed her to apply her formal training in evaluation and social science research to support the work of community-based organizations in a range of settings. She has a diverse range of skills, including participatory research, mixed-methods evaluation, capacity building, and partnership development. At ICRW, Sophie feels fortunate to engage in all phases of the research process, including conceptualization, instrument development, data analysis, and results utilization. She finds working collaboratively with partners to creatively and effectively translate research findings into tangible program improvements to be the most rewarding aspect of her work.
Sophie’s professional aspirations are motivated by a desire to promote social justice for women, children and other marginalized groups. This passion is strongly reflected in her work evaluating and strengthening programs to transform norms that perpetuate gender inequalities.
Sophie has experience working with a wide range of partners and donors, including government agencies (USAID and AusAID), International NGOs (Engender Health, Futures Group International, CARE International Balkans), private foundations (Hewlett Foundation, Packard Foundation), and numerous local NGOs in Ecuador, Ethiopia, India, Namibia, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Prior to joining ICRW, Sophie served as an American India Foundation Clinton Fellow with the Kumaon Agriculture & Greenery Advancement Society. Her work focused on designing and conducting research related to HIV, sex work and women’s economic empowerment in rural India.
Sophie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.