Ellie leads Imani Development Malawi’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team. Ellie’s key interest lies in leveraging climate-just, community-led practices to promote gender- and smallholder-inclusive growth in agriculture, food and energy systems. Ellie leverages her MEL and impact reporting experience across Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and the US to deliver evaluations, guided by the OECD-DAC criteria, to clients such as the World Bank Group, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Fairtrade, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s AgDiv, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), SolarAid, governments and the private sector.
Ellie has previous experience in social enterprise business development, healthcare financing, and the economics of labour migration and internal displacement due to climate and human-made conflicts in East Africa. She is originally from Washington, DC and holds a BA in Public Policy and African Studies from the College of William & Mary. She is currently pursuing an MSc in Climate Change & Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London.