Alina Meyer is a human rights, gender, diversity, and social inclusion expert. She is a former Canadian diplomat and development practitioner with over 20 years of experience in the field of human rights. Before her consulting career, Alina worked with several international non-governmental organizations and Global Affairs Canada as the Senior Policy Advisor on Women’s Rights and as a Gender Equality Specialist.
As an expert for the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative, Alina collaborates with the Government of South Africa’s Department of Women, Youth, and Persons with Disabilities. Together, they will adapt the Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus) online learning program to the South African context. This tool aims to enhance the Government of South Africa’s civil service and the quality and inclusiveness of government policy, legislation, programs, and projects.
Passionate about her work on gender and human rights, which are fundamental to recognizing human dignity, Alina has dedicated her career to working on women’s economic empowerment, women’s political participation, safeguarding, adolescent girls, child rights, sexual and reproductive health, violence against women and girls, and the intersection of gender with digital financial inclusion, infrastructure, nutrition and disability rights.
Based in London, United Kingdom, Alina has geographic expertise in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Pacific, and the Americas. She has consulted for the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office, formerly known as Department for International Development (DFID), the German Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the United Nations, the World Bank and several non-governmental organizations. She holds an MA from McGill, a Master’s in Human Rights from the London School of Economics, and a Master’s in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford.