Networked Intelligence for Development is an independent consulting practice established in 1997 to provide clients with technical and project management services, inter-disciplinary research and learning materials. NID’s specialized services focus on the nexus of human rights, equitable development and healthy ecologies, in support of social and economic equity.

Who We Are
  • Dorienne Rowan Campbell


    Dorienne is the former Coordinator for the Portrayal of Women at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation where she initiated improvements on the role and vision of women in programming. She also established the Women and Development Programme at the Commonwealth Secretariat following the Copenhagen World Conference in 1980. A NID associate and advisor since its founding in 1997, examples of Dorienne’s work with NID include ICT training for farmers, Organic and climate change training and policy advocacy in the region, forestry work and fair trade analysis. Outside of NID, Dorienne is Chair of the Jamaica Organic Agriculture Movement (JOAM), 2nd VP of the Jamaica Coffee Growers Association and a successful organic coffee farm entrepreneur (Rowan’s Royale) and local advocate for farming families in Jamaica.

    Visit her LinkedIn profile for a detailed CV.

  • Erich Vogt


    A Professor with the School of the Environment at the University of Toronto, Erich brings expertise in climate change and energy, sustainable development, and youth education and employment. His regional expertise includes sub-Saharan African, South Asia, the Caribbean and Maghreb. Erich brings a strong understanding of regional and global institutions, including bilateral and multilateral development agencies and governments. Examples of NID work include advising the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to recalibrate its economic growth goals in the context of environmental limitations and climate change; write feasibility studies and policy papers on climate change financing and ICT employment for women and girls, the reform of the World Bank’s environmental and social safeguards and on the impact of major public events – such as the Olympics and the World Cup, Summits – on matters of economic, environmental and social sustainability and equity. Outside of NID Erich advocates for fair labour standards, for climate justice and mentors students. Erich holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy.

    Visit his LinkedIn profile for a detailed CV.

  • Erle Rahaman-Noronha


    Erle has practiced permaculture on his 30 acre farm in Trinidad (www.wasamakipermaculture.org) since 1997. His farm embraces polyculture and produces organic food, cut flowers, tropical fish and forestry products as well as serves as an education and demonstration site about Permaculture. He has taught Permaculture Design across the Caribbean since 2007 and currently consults on projects though his company Caribbean Permaculture Consultants. He is the permaculture specialist in charge of the sand mine regeneration at Walkers Quarry in Barbados (www.cpribarbados.com). Erle brings a wealth of practical experience to tropical projects seeking to become regenerative. He grew up in Kenya, obtained his BSc in Biochemistry and MSc in Zoology at the University of Guelph, Canada and currently lives in the Caribbean.

  • Gisele Yitamben


    Gisele Mankamte Yitamben is an economist and digital finance Expert based in Yaounde, Cameroon. She heads the community of practice (COP) in Digital Frontiers Institute for Central Africa region (charged with training specialists in Digital Finance). Gisele is a member of the consultative panel of the UNCDF for Central Africa on women and digital finance services

    Gisele has collaborated with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication to run a “National employment IT seminar in Cameroon: Policies and Practices for decision-makers”. and has trained senior staff of the Ministry of finance on Digital finance of Cameroon on practical and theoretical knowledge on digital Finance, Blockchain, and cryptocurrency.

    She has written chapters of books on women and ICT among which are: “Have Women benefited from the digital revolution?” in International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa, Published by UNESCO, Vol. 8 No 2 in December 2006. African Women &ICTs: Investigating Technology, Gender and empowerment edited by Ineke Buskens &Anne Webb published by Zed books London/New York 2008, “Trading stories: Experiences with Gender and Trade” edited by Marilyn Carr & Marriama Williams published by Commonwealth Secretariat 2010 , and Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East: Changing selves and changing others by ZED Books London in 2014.

    Visit her LinkedIn profile for a detailed CV.

  • Nidhi Tandon


    As founder and Executive Director of NID, Nidhi specializes in working with rural communities to support and promote their sustainable livelihoods. Nidhi is an agrarian economist, and a gender and rural developments specialist with 25+ years field experience. Her practice draws from a cross-section of conducting needs surveys and analyses, designing and facilitating capacity development programs, conducting impact assessments and working with rural communities and their agencies to articulate and organise around their priorities. Nidhi`s focus has revolved around issues on food security, climate change, gender justice, youth employment and ICTs. Outside of NID, Nidhi is a Board director with OXFAM Canada and an engaged activist with social justice concerns in her community.

    Visit her LinkedIn profile for a detailed CV.

  • Peggy Nash


    Peggy Nash works to enhance broad democratic engagement and leadership development in Canada and internationally.  She is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University with the Faculties of Arts and Community Services in the field of women’s leadership.  She is also a senior advisor and chair of the advisory committee of the Centre for Labour Management Relations at the Ted Rogers School of Management.  She also instructs in the labour movement and in the McMaster Labour Studies Program.

    A former Canadian Member of Parliament, she served in the Official Opposition portfolios of Finance and Industry. Prior to her two terms in office, she was a top negotiator with the largest private sector union in Canada.  She has pioneered initiatives to end gender-based violence, child care and political involvement.  She is a founding member of Equal Voice, and multi-partisan organization with the goal of electing more women. She has served on Boards and Executives including with the Canadian Labour Congress, the Broadbent Institute and Invest Toronto.  In 2009, she was named a YWCA Women’ of Distinction.  She is a frequent media commentator and an international speaker on the economy, women’s rights, and democratic engagement.

    View her LinkedIn profile for a detailed CV.

  • Shannon Pritchard


    Shannon has been a NID associate since 2003. Certified in project management and M&E, Shannon has developed international and national experience in all stages of the project life cycle and speaks Spanish and French. She has a long-standing commitment to sustainable economic development from a community based approach. As a consultant with NID, Shannon has contributed qualitative social and economic analysis and research on issues ranging from ICTs for girls and youth to Community Based Savings Groups as well as the strengthening of participatory methods to strengthen social inclusion within projects. In 2016, she led a comprehensive social development evaluation of the Commonwealth countries in the post -2015 development contexts. Shannon has been integral in building the strategic direction and business management of NID. Outside of NID Shannon is active in her community and a board member for a not for profit school.

    Visit her LinkedIn profile for a detailed CV.


Five underlying principles guide our consulting approach drawing from the “Principles for the Age of Networked Intelligence”

We apply a gender justice approach to all consulting work. This means incorporating gender analysis across the many layers of institutional capacity and across sectors from an economic, sociological and political perspective.

NID’s overall methodology and approach ensures that at all times:



Our Associates in Action

May 2021: Economic Empowerment of Women in Green Industry - South Africa. Supported by UN Women and UNIDO. Part 1/3

May 2021: Economic Empowerment of Women in Green Industry - South Africa. Supported by UN Women and UNIDO. Part 2/3

May 2021: Economic Empowerment of Women in Green Industry - South Africa. Supported by UN Women and UNIDO. Part 3/3

2014: Working with Men and Women – Gendered Perspectives on Climate-Smart Farming
July 2015: Trade and Gender: Dorienne Rowan-Campbell’s story
June 2011: African Women's Land Rights Conference in Nairobi
June 2014: Conference Discussion on Sustainability and Mega-Sports Events (English & Portuguese are played simultaneously. Cover one earphone only in order to listen in either language.)