Dr. Kate Sadler has joined the board of trustees of the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) for a two-year term. LEGS is a non-profit organisation that seeks to improve the quality and livelihoods impact of livestock-related projects in humanitarian situations.
Dr. Sadler is a public nutritionist with over 25 years of experience in the design, management, evaluation and research of nutrition interventions in Africa and Asia. She has worked as a program nutritionist in several countries in Africa, including Ethiopia, Malawi, Sudan, Rwanda, and Burundi.
“LEGS’ goal resonates with so much of the work I do in human nutrition, and their standards are critical for effectiveness of what we do in these settings,” she said. I’m very happy to join LEGS as a trustee, and hope to be able to use some of my technical and organisational management experience to help the charity grow and to continue their support for emergency response in these challenging times.
Dr. Sadler’s recent work has included:
- linking livestock interventions to child health and nutrition in pastoralist areas of Africa
- the strengthening of nutrition across multi-sectoral programs, including HIV, health and livelihoods
- the evaluation of international agency response in nutrition, including WFP’s global nutrition and HIV policy and programmes
- evidence synthesis and research around the prevention of wasting in humanitarian settings
She has a PhD in nutrition and was an integral part of the team responsible for the multi-country research on which the adoption of the CMAM approach–for the community-based management of acute malnutrition–was based.