Lyn Messner is EnCompass' Director of Gender and Inclusive Development, and serves as EnCompass' Manager for the USAID ADVANTAGE IDIQ. Ms. Messner has over 25 years of experience in project design and management; organizational development and capacity building; training design and facilitation; program evaluation; gender analysis; technical assistance; proposal development and writing; and grants management. She has developed, implemented, and managed effective organizational policies and strategies for nongovernmental and governmental organizations and provided direct technical assistance in over 35 countries to improve agriculture, environment, education, health, HIV/AIDS, small business, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and youth projects.
Ms. Messner has authored and edited widely disseminated program and training documents, field resources, newsletters, and reports for domestic and international audiences. She holds an MA in Development Anthropology from the George Washington University with a focus on gender and development in Africa.