Clients & Testimonials

“Katie has a great command of an audience and adopts a pedagogic style that is more about facilitating learning and experience-sharing rather than instructing. She did a fantastic job training our team on gender analysis in development programmes. This was to help prepare our team to design our next generation of projects with our partners. The training sessions were very interactive, practical and informed by real-life experiences and case studies. It was definitely one of the top learning sessions we have had for our staff.”
— Stephen Rodriquez, Country Director, UNDP Rwanda


“This is one of the best gender assessments USAID has ever seen.”

— USAID Washington contracting officer,
in reference to the CD4 Activity Gender Assessment produced by Katie Carlson for Land O’Lakes International Development in Rwanda

Katie has had the privilege of working with the following institutions:


United Nations Development Programme Rwanda (UNDP)

Save the Children Rwanda

Land O’Lakes International Development

Shooting Touch International

Kasha Rwanda

Voice of Community Organization

White Dove Girls School

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

ActionAid Rwanda

Girl Effect Rwanda

Graduate Women International (formerly IFUW)

The Women’s Bakery Rwanda

Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology

Lycee de Kigali Secondary School


Katie's performance during the consultancy was excellent and we found her inputs to be both enlightening for the team and extremely useful for management. She provided detailed and practical feedback to our team on the various programs she visited, and offered us honest and rich insights which will enhance our program quality.

- Brian beckett,
program development and
quality director,
save the children rwanda

Striving for gender equality is not just what Katie teaches in her line of work, it is what she preaches and lives by every day.  I haven't met anyone more passionate about girls' and women's rights and empowerment since working and living in Rwanda. Katie embodies what it means to be an active voice in a field which needs to be heard, and her knowledge and expertise inspire others to make a change for social justice.

- Lisanne comeau,
senior program director,
shooting touch international

Katie's work has consistently far surpassed expectations of our stated goals and aims. We would be pleased to work with her again.

— stacy dry lara,

Katie is an excellent trainer. Her knowledge of the Rwandan cultural context is a significant advantage and, as a foreigner, gave her credibility with our staff. It was very effective at stimulating debate and triggering a change in attitude. In fact, it is one of the few trainings where participants only wanted to talk about the training content discussion during the break!

— training participant, november 2018