Alina Meyer is an independent consultant with over 22 years of experience in the area of human rights, gender, diversity and social inclusion.  A former Canadian diplomat and development practitioner, she has consulted for clients including the World Bank, the Green Climate Fund the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, UK DFID (FCDO), German GIZ, Australian DFAT, the UN, and a variety of NGOs such as Care, Girl Effect, Nutrition International, Oxfam, and Planned Parenthood. Prior to consulting, she worked for Global Affairs Canada as the Senior Policy Advisor on Women’s Rights and as a Gender Equality Specialist. She holds an MA from McGill University, a Masters in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and a Masters in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford.  She speaks English, French and Spanish. She has lived in 12 countries, including Japan, Ethiopia and Fiji, and worked extensively across Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Americas.