About Greta

About Greta

My first career was in industrial design, architecture and planning. During the 1980s I brought the technical and management skills from these disciplines to the international development sector as co-founder of a small UK INGO working in India, which I directed and successfully developed over a period of 12 years until 1997.

Since then I have worked as a freelance consultant to a wide range of international non-government organisations, development education and other non-profit organisations – see Clients and CV – initially with a focus on appropriate technology and environmental regeneration. I have a broad knowledge of low cost, low impact, building technologies (ferrocement and stabilised compressed earth blocks), water and sanitation, renewable energy sources (windpower, solar systems, biogas, fuel-efficient smokeless cookstoves), water harvesting, integrated agroforestry, shared forest management, environmental education and building community resilience to climate change.
 
I currently provide project cycle management expertise to a number of INGOs as well as facilitating training in all aspects of participatory project development, management, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment. 
 
From more recent work as a psychotherapist with individuals and groups I have developed an experiential dimension to social inclusion initiatives and capacity building with project staff, southern partners and community groups. 
HOW I WORK
I combine structure, analytical skills and attention to detail with flexibility, empathy, insight and imagination, to draw out the very best in those with whom I collaborate.
Harnosand, Sweden
Facilitating an exclusion/inclusion game at DEEEP Summer School 2005, Theme: Inclusion - a Pre-condition for Human Rights.
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