Cat-Dan Lai-Smith is the Knowledge Management and Capability Manager for the Global Livelihoods Sector. She oversees the WV Livelihoods Community of Practice of 1,000 practitioners and manages the sector’s knowledge management strategy. Her main priorities include identifying capacity-building needs and enabling technical practitioners to develop and share their best practices to enhance programme quality.
Prior to this, Cat-Dan was part of Oxfam GB’s International Programme Quality Team where she supported technical programme advisors to develop and profile research publications promoting best practices. Cat-Dan also served as the chief consultant for a collaborative project with ECPAT International and Religions for Peace to equip faith leaders in protecting children from online sexual exploitation.
Cat-Dan holds a double major Honours BA in Political Science and Religious Studies from Western University, and is based near Nottingham, UK.