Jane Alver

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Dr Jane Alver is a gender and civil society specialist. Prior to joining the Centre for Environmental Govrnance at the University of Canberra, Jane's experience included the Director of Effectiveness and Engagement at the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), and the Associate Research Program Manager (Gender) at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). 

She brings legal and public sector experience including with the Attorney General's Department, and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. She has worked across the Pacific including in Kiribati, Tuvalu, Nauru, PNG, Fiji and FSM. She is admitted as a legal practitioner in Australia, England and Kiribati. 

She holds degrees in politics, law and gender. She has published on Pacific feminist civil society, young women, building diverse alliances and breaking the gender binary in research for development, Her PhD research focused on Pacific feminist civil society alliance building. 

Jane was listed in the 100 Women of Influence in 2018 and a Finalist in the ACT Woman of the Year Awards in 2021. She was added to the ACT Women's Honour Roll in 2022.


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