Rebecca is now an independent research and evaluation consultant working on media development and internet governance issues. Previously, Rebecca worked for GPD for five years. As a project manager she was involved across all of GPD’s projects including a larger global project to grow and strengthen the number of groups promoting human rights on the internet. While at GPD she developed a number of indicators, including a recent revision of UNESCO’s Media Development Indicators to incorporate the internet and telecommunications. She also carried out, issue-based research focused on access and affordability, and telecommunications policy. As well as this, Rebecca lead on a portfolio of media development and press freedom evaluations for both donors and international organisations including: the European Commission, Sida, the global trade organisation WAN-IFRA, Press Now, and the Institute of War and Peace Reporting in Iraq. At the company level, Rebecca had oversight of the company’s finance and management systems.
Before working for GPD, Rebecca worked for Pambazuka News, a pan-African online resource and for The Kaloko Trust in Zambia. She is originally from Zimbabwe. She has an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a BA in Politics, Economics and Middle Eastern Studies.