Cathy Watson

Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS)


Cathy is a social development consultant who works on pastoral development with a particular focus on pastoral livelihoods and gender. Her consultancy experience includes participatory research and writing; evaluations; training and capacity building; strategic planning; and workshop facilitation. Cathy has also worked long-term in the field, including supporting Turkana and Karimojong pastoralists in Kenya and Uganda; small-holder farmers in Zimbabwe and Kenya; and addressing urban poverty and livelihoods in Ethiopia. Her employment experience includes social science support to NGO development worker teams, NGO middle management, and leading research teams. She has a B.A. from the University of Bristol and a M.A. in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester. Cathy has been the LEGS Coordinator since the start of the LEGS Project in 2006.