Shannon Sutton

Senior Program Officer - Global Health and Think Tank Capacity Building
Ottawa

Shannon Sutton is Senior Program Officer for Global Public Health and Capacity Building with the Think Tank Initiative. Shannon holds a PhD in Business and Management from Queen Mary, University of London, a Master’s degree in International Development from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Management from McGill University. She has worked with the Think Tank Initiative in various capacities since 2009, as well as with a number of international development and social economy organizations including Fairtrade Canada, La Siembra Co-operative, Guludo Eco Lodge (Mozambique) and CSV (UK). She has conducted fieldwork on fair trade co-operatives in Tanzania, Kenya, Peru, and Panama, and her technical expertise lies in communications, governance, ethical trade, and the social economy.

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on June 12, 2018
A portrait of what gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) looks like in Uganda
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on October 24, 2017
This post is the first in a blog series on think tanks and gender equality.
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on July 24, 2017
Collaboration between think tanks and universities can lead to stronger outputs, enhanced credibility, and better decision-making.
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on March 7, 2016
International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of women - socially, economically, culturally, and politically – and to reflect on the progress that has been made towards reaching global gender equality. And there’s a great deal to say about the work that’s being done on gender by think tanks, as well as the women involved, in the global South.
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on January 20, 2016
Around the world, strong think tanks undertake high-quality research that feeds into policy debates, enabling policymakers to make informed public policy decisions. But how do these think tanks engage in the organizational capacity building (OCB) processes that serve to continuously strengthen their institutions, and how does OCB play out in their day-to-day realities? This is the first post in a series on think tanks and organizational capacity building.