Alice Webb

Alice Webb

Communications and Impact Officer

Alice is a communications and knowledge professional, working with the Sanitation Learning Hub, as well as projects focused on children and youth rights and participation.  Alice’s academic background is in languages and literature, and she is interested in creating compelling and accessible stories from international development research.

In recent years, Alice has largely focused on training and facilitation. This has included delivering training to projects such as ‘The Gendered Price of Precarity‘ and to the SSHAP Fellowship, on core communications skills such as blogging, creating short videos, presentation skills and designing communications strategies using a user persona approach.

Alice is also passionate about participatory methods, with a particular interest in participatory visual methods. She is a trained Photovoice facilitator, supporting projects such as ‘Sustaining Power: Women’s Struggles against contemporary backlash in South Asia’, as well as designing and delivering courses to colleagues in IDS.

She has used Photovoice principles to inform the design and delivery of a course on visual communications in WASH and a 5-day workshop delivered in Portuguese to the ALIADAS programme in Mozambique, focusing on participatory visual methods for context monitoring.

Alice is a member of the Knowledge, Impact and Policy cluster and the Participation, Inclusion and Social Change cluster. She works with the latter on projects such as Rejuvenate, the Sanitation Learning Hub, Healing Justice and more broadly on the documentation of participatory methods via the Participatory Methods website.



Learning support to the ALIADAS-WVL programme in Mozambique

In this project, IDS designed and delivered a 5-day workshop in Nampula, Mozambique on behalf of the ALIADAS-WVL programme in March 2023. The ALIADAS-WVL programme convenes a network of NGOs working to defend the rights of women and girls across Mozambique, and requested support from IDS to...


Learning at the intersections of just transitions

The Just Transitions Learning Project will increase voice and power, and support more inclusive and effective advocacy strategies, among marginalised communities and groups affected by energy transitions inhigh-inequality, resource-rich nations of Africa and Latin America.


Living Off-Grid Food and Infrastructure Collaboration

This research is designed to help improve the lives of the poorest residents of cities in Africa and Asia by focusing on how they are meeting their basic needs and accessing infrastructure, particularly when they are living 'off-grid'. The research is led by a consortium including experts in...



The ethics of using photos in the WASH sector

Sanitation and hygiene issues deal with difficult, hidden, and taboo areas of life, which people often don’t really want to talk about, let alone look at. They can also deal with seemingly mundane issues (for example, going the toilet, washing hands) which people can overlook as...

Ruhil Iyer
Ruhil Iyer & 3 others

27 February 2024


A participatory treasure trove

Here at IDS, on the second floor of the Octagon, is a hidden treasure trove: the Participation Resource Centre (PRC). Full of useful resources on participatory methods and the theory of power and participation, for many years, it was funded, open to the public and photocopies of materials were...

Mariah Cannon
Mariah Cannon & 2 others

20 November 2023


More than 6.2: Highlighting WASH in other SDGs

Research published by UCL in 2021 highlighted synergies between sanitation and all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Despite this many water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) actors operate in isolation, with few opportunities for learning from across sectors. Over the years, here at the...

24 February 2022


7 principles for doing meaningful research communications

At IDS, we believe that evidence-based research plays a vital role in bringing about a more equitable and sustainable world. And to achieve this, we are committed to communicating research beyond academic audiences and journal articles. However, we are very aware of the responsibility we...

15 February 2022


Alice Webb’s recent work


Open data initiatives: what has GODAN Action learnt so far?

From 19 to 23 March, IDS representatives will be taking part in a series of activities to reflect on promoting the use of open data in the agriculture and nutrition sectors, as partners in the GODAN (Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition) Action project funded by the UK's Department for...

20 March 2018