Amanda Harding

Senior Consultant

+33 (0)6 13 81 73 85

Paris, France


Activist, convener, connector, coach, strategist, creative thinker and mother Amanda is passionate about authentic change and the value we all bring to create positive impact. 25 years of working for a wide range international organizations in the private, public and voluntary sectors, including the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, the European Commission, Save the Children, UNICEF, and the OHCHR. She has published notably on outcome-based research-for-development and human rights based approaches to development. Based in her adopted home of Paris, she has also spent considerable periods of time in Asia, the Middle East, and across the African Continent.

She founded and now leads Convene, a passionate community committed to using their experience, expertise, passion, and empathy to unlock the potential of deliberate dialogue.

Personal Perspectives

Outcomes: ways in which people choose to do things differently

Working as a member of the Management Team with the CGIAR Challenge Programme on Water and Food (CPWF) in its final five year phase in six different river basins across the world, we were able to capture the excitement of impact based research-for-development (R4D) where researchers are real agents of change. That is, both change on the … Continue reading Outcomes: ways in which people choose to do things differently

Story Telling – more than a fashion

When you’ve been lucky enough to see story telling tools in action, moving beyond emotional reactions and instigating a change in beliefs, knowledge and practices you’re certainly motivated to take a few risks and try these approaches out in the most traditional and resistant of settings, whether in the board room of a multinational chemicals … Continue reading Story Telling – more than a fashion