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Before becoming a development practitioner, Ines was a lecturer at various universities where she taught courses and carried out research, mostly on gender and development. A concern for women's rights has been a constant in her professional and personal life.
In Oxfam GB, Ines has occupied several positions, originally starting and later coming back to gender equality work. In this context she supports Oxfam GB programmes, staff and partners, in developing and implementing policies, strategies and plans through which Oxfam contributes to the realisation of women's rights.
Ines maintains links and is affiliated with various academic institutions and women's organisations. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Gender and Development network in the UK, and of AWID (the Association for Women's Rights in Development).
Ines Smyth reports back on the event held to mark International Disaster Risk Reduction Day 2012.
Senior Gender Adviser Ines Smyth is in Myanmar working on a project which aims to increase resillience to disasters. Here she discusses the realities of working in consoritum with Yangon-based...
Next week, Senior Gender Adviser Ines Smyth will be in Myanmar working on a new approach to disaster preparation that focuses on capacity rather than their vulnerability. Right now she's...
On the International Day for Disaster Reduction, Ines Smyth argues that a gendered approach is the best way to ensure effective DRR.
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