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Daniel Sumner

Assistant Director, Women and Gender in International Development

Phone: 540-231-6452
Email: dmsumner@vt.edu
Webpage: www.oired.vt.edu/wgd

Expertise: Gender, Natural Resource Management, Feminist Political Ecology, Qualitative Research Methods, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Evaluation

Education: M.S., Geography, Virginia Tech; B.S., Anthropology, James Madison University

Countries of work experience: Cambodia

Daniel Sumner received an MSc in Geography from Virginia Tech and has experience providing research support for a diverse portfolio of international development programs. His experience includes working as a Graduate Research Assistant for the USAID-funded Innovation Lab for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) where he explored gender-based constraints and opportunities to the integration of Conservation Agriculture within rural livelihoods in northwestern Cambodia. His current research interests are focused on gendered space, inclusive sustainable development, feminist evaluation, and feminist political ecology. He also has experience facilitating trainings on the application of geospatial analysis in the design and evaluation of development interventions. He has published research focused on the intersection between gender, rural livelihoods, and decision-making. As the Assistant Director for the Women and Gender in International Development Program, Daniel provides leadership to ensure that the design, implementation and evaluation of OIRED’s research programs are inclusive and enable gender equitable outcomes.

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