Mary-Jane's deep interest in resilient communities started with her work in local government. The importance of communities was reinforced in senior management roles in central government, especially leading social impact assessment work in the late 1980s. Mary-Jane has been CEO of the NZ Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux and has run her own business.
She feels privileged to have been involved with international development work in several Pacific countries and in Eastern Europe for the World Bank, UNDP and NZAID. She has seen the lasting and far-reaching impact of many community development initiatives based on community leadership working hand-in-hand with government, business, NGOs and funders.E-Mail Mary-Jane Rivers
Find out how you can help IACD.
Sign up to our monthly e-bulletin to get all the latest news from IACD.
Read IACD's second issue in our new series of international 'Practice Insights'.
Find out more about our international conference taking place in Glasgow, UK in 2014!
IACD works in collaboration with the Community Development Journal
IACD is a member of the Network of International Development Organisations in Scotland (NIDOS)