Alena Sander

Researcher and Consultant

Main focus: Feminisn for Development

Websites/blogs: ,

Languages: German, English, French

City: Brussels

Country: Belgium

Topics: development cooperation, gender studies, gender and diversity in academia, women's rights, diversity and inclusion, power struggles, women's movement

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Consulting, Coaching, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.


Alena is a consultant, trainer and workshop facilitator. As a co-founder of RESULT - The feminist Consulting Company, she conducts evaluations and studies, and analyzes and develops strategies in gender, interculturality and partnership for organizations of the international development cooperation and international businesses through feminist approaches.

Alena is also a researcher at the Center of Development Studies at University of Louvain (UCLouvain). She studies and publishes on solutions for a more inclusive and efficient cooperation between civil society organizations from the Global Souths and their donors in the context of the bi- and multilateral development cooperation, especially in the field of women's rights and gender equality.

As a woman and mother, Alena is also committed to gender equality within academia. She is fluent in German, French and English.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Feminist research in times of COVID-19

Conference: Feminist Perspectives in Peace and Conflict Studies (Kleeve, Germany).

Une méthodologie de recherche féministe appliquée au Care et droits des femmes dans la résistance. Espaces et enjeux de savoirs féministes

8e Congrès des Recherches Féministes dans la Francophonie (Université Paris Nanterre, Paris (France), 2018)

Reclaiming Partnership - Resistance within the norm in a cooperation between a Jordanian women’s rights organization and their Western donors

13th Pan-European Conference on International Relations: A Century of Show and Tell ) The Seen and the Unseen of IR (Sofia, Bulgaria), 2019