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G&D - Knowledge Base - | Good & Best Practices | Rosters of Experts | Capacity Development |  Communities of Practice

ACDI/VOCA - Roster of G&D Experts

Asian Development Bank (ADB) - EFG
Action on Armed Violence - Roster of Experts

BRIDGE - Gender Experts Marketplace

British Council - Creative Economy Pool of Experts

CANADEM - Roster of Experts

Climate Change Media Partnership - Roster of Experts
CDKN - Roster of Experts (RoE)
Center for Arab Women Training and Research - Roster
Climate Investment Funds - PPCR & SREP Rosters of Experts

Gender Standby Capacity Roster (GenCap)
Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services - Roster of Experts

International Criminal Court (ICC) - Roster of Psychosocial Experts
ILRI - Roster of Experts on Pro-poor Livestock Development
IPC-IG - Experts Social Protection Roster
International Trade Centre (ITC) - Consultants' Roster

Justice Rapid Response (JRR) - Expert Roster

OSCE GenderBase

UN Peacemaker - Mediation Roster

UNCCD - Roster of Independent Experts
UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre - Expert Roster
UNDP - Roster of Gender Specialists in India
UNEP - Roster of Gender Experts
UNESCO-Vietnam - Roster of experts/consultants
UNFCC - Roster of Experts
UNFPA - Consultant Roster
UN Women - Roster of Gender Experts and Trainers


Roster of G&D Experts

ACDI/VOCA is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes broad-based economic growth, higher living standards and vibrant communities in low-income countries and emerging democracies.





External Forum on Gender and Development (EFG)

EFG Experts

The External Forum on Gender and Development (EFG) was established as a mechanism to promote and facilitate dialogue between ADB and external groups on gender equality and women’s empowerment issues and concerns. The EFG enables ADB to:

  • tap regularly into current thinking on regional gender issues

  • maintain an on-going dialogue with key gender and development experts from government, NGOs, academia, and other representatives of civil society on its gender program and activities

  • consult a broader group of stakeholders on implementation of its gender and development policy

  • develop key strategies for promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Asia Pacific region





Roster of Experts

The Roster of Experts is AOAV’s web-based database of expert advisors in the fields of armed violence reduction and prevention, victim assistance, mine action, arms control, stockpile management, psychosocial counseling for victims, livelihoods, and gender-based violence, among others.

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has a central mission: to carry out research, advocacy and field work in order to reduce the incidence and impact of global armed violence.

AOAV defines ‘armed violence’ as the intentional use of force – actual or threatened – with weapons, to cause injury, death, or psychological harm. The number of fatalities from armed violence is estimated to be over half a million people killed every year. Around two thirds of these violent deaths are estimated to occur outside conflict situations. Poorer countries are particularly badly affected. AOAV works locally, nationally, regionally and globally to reduce – and ultimately prevent – this from happening.

AOAV works with communities affected by armed violence, removing the threat of weapons, reducing the risks that provoke violence and conflict, and supporting the recovery of victims and survivors.





Gender Experts Marketplace

BRIDGE is a research and information programme located within IDS Knowledge Services. We are part of a global movement whose vision is a world where gender equality, dignity and social justice prevail, where poverty is eliminated and where human rights – including women’s rights - are realized.

BRIDGE acts as a catalyst by facilitating the generation and exchange of relevant, accessible and diverse gender information in print, online and through other innovative forms of communication

BRIDGE works in close partnership with BRIDGE International Advisory Committee, a network of nearly 20 representatives from non-governmental organisations, academic institutions, networks and donor organisations, all committed to gender equality and social justice. They are based in all regions of the world.






Creative Economy Pool of Experts

The British Council is the only UK agency working in the arts and creative industries with on-the-ground resources in over one hundred nations, and a global network defined by direct access to policy makers.

The Creative Economy team forges connections between the creative industries in the UK and overseas. We co-create activity in priority markets developing skills, policy, leadership and enterprise with local partners.



Roster of Experts

Established in 1996, CANADEM is a non-profit agency dedicated to advancing international peace and security through the rostering, rapid mobilization, and mission management of experts committed to international service.

CANADEM maintains a roster of over 20,000 experienced Canadian and international experts. Our end-users include the United Nations, the Canadian Government, inter-governmental organizations, other governments, and non-governmental entities of all kinds.

Operations range from individual recruitments and deployments, to complex program-management and mission-management including election observation, humanitarian assistance, and governance capacity-building.

CANADEM's Roster of Experts is the only roster worldwide whose primary mandate is to assist United Nations recruitment.


Climate Change Media Partnership

CCMP-Roster of Experts

The CCMP (Climate Change Media Partnership) roster contains contact details of climate change experts who are willing to talk to journalists. It includes scientists, NGO staff, community leaders, policy advisors and others from around the world.

The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) was set up by Internews, Panos and the International Institute for Environment and Development to support journalists who report on climate change.

The aim of the CCMP project is to improve media coverage, journalist participation and public engagement on climate change, namely in the developing world, to save our planet.



The Roster of Experts (RoE) is the CDKN’s web-based database of expert advisors and service providers on climate change and development issues. It contains the details of individuals and organisations with specific thematic expertise, competencies and country experience, who we will work with to deliver services to developing countries. The RoE aims to be a continually evolving and publically accessible database.




Center for Arab Women Training and Research (CAWTAR).
The Database on Institutions, Experts, and Resource Persons on Gender is a list consisting of 3000 entries related to women, gender, development and childhood…etc in different Arab countries.

CAWTAR welcomes the local and international expertise and all Arab institutions working on gender and development.





PPCR & SREP Rosters of Experts

Roster of experts to be comprised of internationally-recognized experts interested in undertaking focused independent technical reviews of investment plans and strategies proposed for funding under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) and the Program for Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP). 

The PPCR and SREP are targeted programs under the CIF’s Strategic Climate Fund (SCF).  The PPCR is designed to pilot and demonstrate ways to integrate climate risk and resilience into developing countries’ core development planning.  SREP aims to demonstrate in a small number of low income countries how to initiate energy sector transformation by helping developing countries take renewable energy solutions to a national programmatic level.






The Gender Standby Capacity Roster (GenCap)

The Gender Standby Capacity roster (GenCap) seeks to ensure that humanitarian action takes into consideration the different needs and capabilities of women, girls, boys and men equally.

GenCap consists of a pool of gender advisers at a P-4/ P-5 level to be deployed on short notice as an inter-agency resource to support the UN Humanitarian/Resident Coordinators (HC/RC), humanitarian country teams and cluster/sectors leads, in the initial stages of sudden-onset emergencies as well as in protracted or recurring humanitarian situations.

The Gender Standby Capacity Project (GenCap) is an IASC initiative created in 2007 in collaboration with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) is the primary mechanism for inter-agency coordination of humanitarian assistance. It is a unique forum involving the key UN and non-UN humanitarian partners. – GenCap seeks to facilitate and strengthen capacity and leadership of humanitarians to undertake and promote gender-sensitive programming to ensure the distinct needs of women, girls, boys and men of all ages and backgrounds, are taken into account in humanitarian action at global, regional, and country levels. 

GenCap’s goal is to ensure that all women, girls, boys and men of all ages and backgrounds, affected by natural disasters or conflict, are able to access assistance and support that cater to their distinct needs and experiences. 




Roster of Experts

GFRAS is the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services. Our vision is to see rural advisory services effectively contributing to the sustainable reduction of hunger and poverty worldwide. Its  mission is to provide advocacy and leadership on rural advisory services within the global development agenda.

Rural Advisory Services (RAS) are about strengthening capacities, empowering rural people, and promoting innovations. RAS support people to obtain skills and information, and to address challenges so as to improve their livelihoods and well-being.

GFRAS Roster of Experts

This roster contains contacts and a short profile of persons around the world working in extension and advisory services that offer their expertise to the RAS community. You can contact them directly. 





Roster of Psychosocial Experts

The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice is promoting this experts programme amongst female practitioners to ensure women with expertise and experience in working with victims of sexual violence and trauma, are on the roster.

For the Court to effectively address gender based crimes in its’ investigations, it is essential women with professional experience in the psychosocial fields and gender issues are involved in this work. Therefore the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice is encouraging women with sound experience and expertise in working with victims of sexual violence, trauma, and gender issues to apply.

The Office of the Prosecutor is seeking to establish a roster of experienced psychologists and /or social workers, to work with the ICC on an ad hoc and short-term basis conducting psychosocial assessments of victims the ICC would like to interview as part of their investigations into war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.

The roster is being co-ordinated by victims experts within the Investigation Division of the Office of the Prosecutor.

The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice is an international women’s human rights organisation that advocates for gender justice through the International Criminal Court (ICC) and through domestic mechanisms, including peace negotiations and justice processes. WThe organization  works with women most affected by the conflict situations under investigation by the ICC.


Roster of Experts on Pro-poor Livestock Development

The Community of Practice for Pro-poor Livestock Development (CoP-PPLD) is an on-line sharing network for practitioners, managers, researchers and other actors involved in pro-poor livestock development that want to exchange experiences, innovative approaches, best/next practices and other knowledge (including tacit) for the CoP-PPLD’s mutual learning.

It is building an Online Roster of professionals with extensive knowledge in livestock development.

If you are an expert on Livestock Development and you would like to share your profile with a large audience, sign up to the roster.

ILRI’s mission is... to improve food and nutritional security and to reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock—ensuring better lives through livestock.



IPC-IG Experts Social Protection Roster

An online pool of consultants and technical experts in different areas of Social Protection to identify potential partners for future collaboration with a specific focus on Experts from the South.

This initiative aims at facilitating the communication with specific experts who are willing to be considered for long and short term assignments within the field of Social Protection. The Roster is characterized by being a selective pool of experts and institutions to facilitate knowledge- sharing in the sectors.

Social Protection is considered as policies designed to reduce people's exposure to risks, enhancing their capacity to protect themselves against hazards and loss of income. Social protection policies include social insurance and social assistance. Please note application to the roster is by invitation only.

The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) is UNDP’s global forum for policy dialogue and South-South learning on development innovations. From its headquarters in Brasilia, Brazil IPC-IG is dedicated to equipping policymakers in the developing world with the skills necessary to design, implement and evaluate policies and programmes towards the attainment of high inclusive growth.

IPC-IG was founded in 2004 as a collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme (Poverty Group, Bureau for Development Policy) and the Government of Brazil. The partnership between an emerging global player such as Brazil and the United Nations for the establishment of IPC-IG as a forum with a global agenda is unique in the world and represents Brazil's commitment to the challenges facing the developing world in guaranteeing opportunities for equal access to the benefits and participation in the growth process.





ITC Consultants' Roster

The International Trade Centre (ITC)  is looking for highly-motivated specialists to support the organization's programmes and projects.

ITC’s top quality consultants and individual contractors must posses a high level of technical knowledge, be able to work well in a multicultural environment, take responsibility and deliver excellence for exciting and demanding future projects around the globe.

If you have the commitment, energy, skills and experience to help ITC fulfill its mandate, you are invited to register your profile on the Roster, which is now our primary tool in sourcing world class consulting talent.

ITC's mission is to foster sustainable economic development and contribute to achieving the Millennium Development Goals in developing countries and countries with economies in transition through trade and international business development.
Female consultants and consultants from least developed and developing countries are particularly encouraged to register.





JRR Expert Roster

Justice Rapid Response (JRR) is a facility that manages the rapid deployment of criminal justice professionals from a stand-by roster. These experts, coming from every region of the world, are specifically trained in the investigation of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and serious human rights violations.  

 JRR was created through an intergovernmental forum to provide the international community with a facility to more effectively deliver international criminal justice and respond to serious human rights violations, making it more likely that “seeing justice done” becomes a component of post-conflict peacebuilding.

 JRR experts, coming from every part of the world, build national capacity, as well as internationally deployable capacity. In this way, they assist in the delivery of the complementarity principle under the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court.

Experts on the JRR roster currently come from 87 countries representing every region of the world. The JRR roster currently has 352 deployable experts from 87 countries, including 15 in Asia, 17 in Africa, 11 in South and Central Americas and the Caribbean, and 12 in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. 45% of experts on the roster are women.

 JRR is further responsible, in partnership with UN Women, for the management of a specialized holistic roster of experts in investigating crimes of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) in conflict situations. The experts on this SGBV special roster undergo specialized training developed with and carried out by JRR’s training partner organization, the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI).



Mediation Roster

The Mediation Roster is a service provided by the Mediation Support Unit (MSU) based in the United Nations Department of Political Affairs (DPA).

 The MSU assists mediation initiatives of the United Nations, Member States, regional and sub-regional organizations and other relevant partners. It is the dedicated focal point of the United Nations on operational mediation support and mediation capacity building, and the repository of mediation support knowledge. The Mediation Roster helps MSU identify mediation experts for rapid deployment.

 The mediation experts are carefully selected and complement headquarters-based MSU staff and the Standby Team of Mediation Experts. Depending on the need, the experts of the Mediation Roster may be deployed on short or long-term assignments. Acceptance to the Mediation Roster does not constitute any guarantee or offer of employment.

 The Roster is powered by WIDE (Web of Information for Development) - an online Web-enabled system provided by UNDP/Special Unit for South-South Cooperation WIDE Roster Centre.



OSCE GenderBase

OSCE GenderBase, a database of female experts in the police and military fields.

The OSCE vision of comprehensive and co-operative security calls for the equal participation and full involvement of women in maintaining and promoting peace and resolving and preventing conflict.

GenderBase is a tool to:
- Increase the number and visibility of female experts working in the military and police fields.
- Highlight the profiles of qualified women specialists who are interested in and available for consultancies with the OSCE.

With 57 States from Europe, Central Asia and North America, the OSCE is the world's largest regional security organization. It offers a forum for political negotiations and decision-making in the fields of early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation, and puts the political will of its participating States into practice through its unique network of field missions.

The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human   aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities.



UNCCD - Roster of Independent Experts

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

The Roster of independent Experts has been established in accordance with article 24, paragraph 2, of the Convention. It is maintained and managed by the UNCCD Secretariat.

The purpose of the roster is to provide the COP with an up-to-date list of independent experts in the various fields of specialization relating to combating desertification and mitigating the effects of drought, from which members of
ad hoc panels may be selected.

The roster includes over 1900 independent experts from 94 parties (as per June 2013).

Desertification, along with climate change and the loss of biodiversity, were identified as the greatest challenges to sustainable development during the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. Established in 1994, UNCCD is the sole legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management. The Convention addresses specifically the arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, known as the drylands, where some of the most vulnerable ecosystems and peoples can be found. In the 10-Year Strategy of the UNCCD (2008-2018) that was adopted in 2007, Parties to the Convention further specified their goals: "to forge a global partnership to reverse and prevent desertification/land degradation and to mitigate the effects of drought in affected areas in order to support poverty reduction and environmental sustainability".


UNDP-APRC Expert Roster

The UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre’s Expert Roster is part of a global initiative to strengthen talent management efforts and service delivery to UNDP Country Offices across Asia and the Pacific. The Expert Roster has been set up to gather information on professionals with substantial knowledge and expertise within UNDP’s areas of support who are willing to be considered for short term assignments in the region. The value of the APRC roster is that it is federated i.e. linked globally, regionally and at the country level, and that it is managed and quality controlled.

The APRC Expert Roster is linked to the on-line web-enabled system WIDE (Web of Information for Development), a database containing the names of development experts and institutions set up to facilitate the transfer of expertise from one developing country to another.


Roster of Gender Specialists in India

Common Country Assessment; Data and Statistics; Economic Empowerment; Education; Environment; Evaluations; Gender mainstreaming ‐Planning and Training; Gender Responsive Budgeting(GRB);  Health,  Sexuality and HIV/AIDs; Human Rights And Law; Media; Migration; National Development Plans; Political Participation and Governance; Violence Against Women (VAW); Women ,Peace and Security; Working with men and boys/Masculinities.


Roster of Gender Experts

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

You can simply register by providing your username and password then you will be able to view the profiles within the database. In addition you will be able to upload your bio and resume.


UNESCO Vietnam

Roster of experts/ consultants for short-term (temporary) assignments in Viet Nam


UNFCC - Roster of Experts

The UNFCCC Roster of Experts contains information on experts in the areas of greenhouse gas inventory issues, in-depth reviews of national communications from Annex I Parties and technology transfer.  These experts have been nominated by their Party’s National Focal Point.

In 1992, countries joined an international treaty, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, to cooperatively consider what they could do to limit average global temperature increases and the resulting climate change, and to cope with whatever impacts were, by then, inevitable.

By 1995, countries realized that emission reductions provisions in the Convention were inadequate. They launched negotiations to strengthen the global response to climate change, and, two years later, adopted the Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol legally binds developed countries to emission reduction targets. The Protocol’s first commitment period started in 2008 and ended in 2012. The second commitment period began on 1 January 2013 and will end in 2020.

There are now 195 Parties to the Convention and 192 Parties to the Kyoto Protocol. The UNFCCC secretariat supports all institutions involved in the international climate change negotiations, particularly the Conference of the Parties (COP), the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties (CMP), the subsidiary bodies (which advise the COP/CMP), and the COP/CMP Bureau (which deals mainly with procedural and organizational issues arising from the COP/CMP and also has technical functions).


UNFPA Consultant Roster

The Consultant Roster provides UNFPA with an updated list of technical experts in fields related to UNFPA’s mandate. It replaces Expert Easy and will be used to fill positions at UNFPA Headquarters, Regional and Country Offices.

Who should apply?

Qualified experts worldwide who are available for short-term and/or temporary assignments are invited to apply. In general, candidates must have an advanced degree and international expertise in at least one of the specialized fields, which include reproductive health, gender, culture, human rights, demography, community mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, HIV/AIDS, youth, advocacy, communication, logistics and more.



UN Women - Roster of Gender Experts and Trainers

In order to connect UN Women with a diverse range of knowledgeable and experienced gender experts and trainers around the world who possess expertise in the areas of work covered by UN Women’s mandate, UN Women is establishing a global roster of experts and trainers . This roster will  facilitate  the recruitment, hiring and evaluation of consultants from several thematic areas.

















































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