Margot Szamier
Women’s rights, post-conflict environments, social research

Margot Szamier has worked for over 20 years as a development practitioner in social research, program design, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building and institutional strengthening, and policy analysis and advocacy. Her work has had a strong focus on women’s rights, particularly in post-conflict and least developed country contexts.

Margot’s technical skills are grounded in almost a decade living in Melanesia, and in her deep engagement with both rural and urban communities throughout the Pacific, Asia and in North America.

She is trained in a range of participatory methods and is experienced in engaging with national and local government, community and civil society organisations, and with groups of informal market vendors, sex workers, people living with HIV, ex-combatants, refugees and migrants.