Speaker Profile


Cathy Watson
United Kingdom
LEGS Project
Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) Project overview and update.

Learn more about the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) Project and the current changes and revisions underway.

Cathy Watson is a social development consultant working on pastoral development with a particular focus on pastoral livelihoods and gender. Her consultancy experience includes participatory research and writing; evaluations; training and capacity building; strategic planning; and workshop facilitation. Cathy’s long-term field work experience includes 4 years with Turkana pastoralists in Kenya; 4 years with Karimojong pastoralists in Uganda; support to small-holder farmers in Zimbabwe and Kenya; and urban poverty and livelihoods in Ethiopia. Her employment experience includes social science support to NGO development worker teams, NGO middle management, and leading research teams. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Bristol and a Master’s degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester. Cathy is currently the Coordinator of LEGS, the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards.