Wendy Quarry, based in Canada, is an independent
consultant. She is a specialist in social
(development) communication, monitoring and
evaluation and institutional capacity building.
Her MSc. degree is in Rural Extension Studies from
Guelph University and in addition she has received
specialized training in Gender, PRA and research
Ms. Quarry has field experience in both Canada and
overseas and has worked for the Canadian
International Development Agency (CIDA) where she
was posted in Ghana and in Pakistan; the World
Bank (India), FAO UNICEF, the Swiss Development
Corporation (SDC) and various NGOs including IUCN
and NOVIB. Her development experience includes
serving as Chief Technical Advisor on a Kabul
based sustainable livelihood (2004 – 2006) and
co-management of an operational review of Tibet’s
Basic Needs Project.
Ms. Quarry also served as field team leader for a
longitudinal study of a large irrigation and
drainage project in Pakistan. In the area of
institutional strengthening and policy development
she assisted the Government of Pakistan develop
its National Conservation Strategy and the
Government of Mozambique’s Rural Water Policy. Ms.
Quarry and Ricardo Ramirez co-authored the book,
Communication for Another Development, Listening
before Telling (Zed Book, 2009) that has recently
been published in India.
She is an adjunct professor in the school of
Communication for Royal Roads University and is
currently acting as mentor in research
communication for various small organizations. She
speaks English and Spanish.