Esther M. McIntosh is a governance and inclusive development expert with sixteen years of experience managing and implementing programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean, South and Central Asia, East-Central Africa and more recently, the Pacific.
She has eight years of experience working directly in conflict affected states, and a track record as a senior manager of technical and integrated teams, working in multi-cultural and complex country contexts. Currently, she is the Deputy Director on the Decentralization and Citizen Participation Partnership facility, an innovative bilateral agreement between the Government of the Papua New Guinea and the Government of Australia.
Esther has a passion and commitment for the development and inclusion of marginalized groups including youth, women, ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples which has influenced her participation in policy advocacy, specialised committees and research. She is an experienced qualitative researcher with publications on topics related to minority participation and inclusion in democratic (post war) transitions, political processes and decentralization.