Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, Canadian Foodgrains Bank
An expert in both complex systems thinking and resilience assessment, Cynthia is the monitoring and evaluation coordinator for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB). CFGB is a Canadian NGO which supports a network of fifteen Canadian international development organizations and their local partners around the globe to deliver high quality humanitarian assistance, nutrition and agricultural and livelihoods development initiatives in over 40 countries in Africa, south Asia, and Latin America.
As the monitoring and evaluation coordinator for the network, Cynthia helps support project design processes from inception to final evaluation, advising on approaches and tools for measuring food and nutrition security, results based management, and desigining effective evaluations to feed into ongoing project and programme learning.
Cynthia has two degrees in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an interdisciplinary PhD in Rural Studies from the University of Guelph.
Key research Interests: community-based resilience assessment, complex systems thinking, adaptive management, rural development