Emma Judge is an international development consultant with more than fifteen years experience of living and working in Central, East and Southern Africa, specialising in communications, programme management, risk assessments, monitoring and evaluation, photography and training.
In 2004, Emma set up Dawa Productions as a private development consultancy in Malawi to assist with the social and economic development of the region through the provision of high quality promotional materials, impact assessments, programme delivery and training services for governmental, non-governmental and community based organisations.
For seven years, Emma successfully managed the business in Malawi, while serving the entire region. She has worked on assignments in Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. She has built a reputation as a provider of outstanding work in the field of international development, communications and training, and is known for her professionalism and integrity in her approach to assignments. She uses her excellent leadership, negotiation and relationship-building skills to implement and contribute to her clients’ global strategies, responding to opportunities and challenges, and translating them into practical plans of action.
In 2012, Emma returned to the UK but continues to work throughout Africa. Her clients include Action Aid, Australian Volunteers International, CARE International, Department for International Development (DFID), FARM-Africa, Help Age International, Marie Stopes International, Practical Action (formerly ITDG), Practical Action Publishing, Sight Savers International, Skillshare International, USAID and VSO.
Emma is a published author having compiled two books in the Hands On series which are dedicated to international development professionals as well as a number of other titles pertaining to improving food security and sustainable livelihoods in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Emma is a competent and passionate advocate for Africa's development and is available for work with private businesses, governmental, non-governmental and community based organisations who want to develop and manage their programmes, assess the impact of their activities or expand their knowledge of the continent.