Speak to an advisor

A directory of some of our global team.

Speak to an advisor

GEM Management

Roland Charles – GEM Programme Manager.

Women’s Economic Leadership

Thalia Kidder – Senior Advisor on Women’s Economic Rights; WE-Care Programme Manager.

Jane Remme –  WE- Care Programme Coordinator.

Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable livelihoods

Alexandre Gachoud – EFSVL global advisor – market lead.

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The GEM+ Toolkit is a work in progress and your feedback can help us to improve it for future users. We’d love to hear your experiences of using the tools, and any suggestions (or complaints!) you might have. Similarly, if you have any questions that aren’t answered on the site, please do get in touch with the team.


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Some of our most common questions are answered here.


What does the ‘+’ mean in the GEM+ toolkit?
The GEM programme supports practitioners to design market-based livelihoods using a GEM approach, incorporating all four of the thematic areas. However, it is recognised that to best serve the needs of the poor in different contexts, building smallholder access to markets may need to be combined with interventions that emphasize social protection, and do not involve as much focus on systemic change for example. The GEM+ toolkit provides a range of tools that go beyond long-term development programming to support programming that is looking to transition from humanitarian to development contexts. The ‘+’ emphasizes this extended ranges of tools and approaches.

Who should use the GEM+ toolkit?
The toolkit should be used by programme or project managers with a background in the thematic areas under GEM, or the ability to resource these skills from other staff and/or partners. The toolkit is not intended to be used as a step-by-step guideline for those with little or no experience in market-based livelihoods, humanitarian contexts, gender, climate or risk management. It is best adopted as part of a programme strategy design or proposal development conducted by a multi-disciplinary team.

How much of the GEM+ toolkit is obligatory and can I use other tools?
Not all of it is obligatory, it should be used to respond to the reality of your context.

I think a tool can be improved, can I give feedback?
Yes, feedback is most welcome, and even more so, we’d love to hear how you’ve used the tools and we can help you develop case studies and learning pieces with them. Click on the Feedback tab in the bottom right of your screen to send us your thoughts.