Tanya brings 15 years of experience in training and facilitation of employment skills programs for migrant communities in Canada and low-income communities both within Canada (with indigenous communities in particular) as well as in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Through her career, Tanya has been working with low-income rural communities to develop the skills, networks, technology and resources that would support them in accessing deeper markets in urban areas. Recently, Tanya was working as a Gender Sensitive Value Chains Advisor at the Canadian Executive Service Organization, where she led value chain analysis to support the development of strategies with a focus on advancing the status of women as economic/institutional actors and consumers in 21 countries as part of the GAC funded Accelerating Women’s Empowerment project. Prior to this, Tanya has worked as an education technical expert at Plan International Canada and World Vision Canada, in addition to working in multiple program management and consultant roles in Asia.
Tanya holds a MA in Sustainable International Development from The Heller School of Social Policy & Management of Brandeis University in the US as well as a BSc Hons Economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan.