Daniel Sumner

Assistant Director of Women and Gender in International Development, CIRED
Virginia Tech

Education: M.S., Geography, Virginia Tech; B.S., Anthropology, James Madison University

Mr. Sumner is a gender specialist with experience providing technical support to development organizations’ gender integration and research activities. His graduate research explored gender-based constraints and opportunities to the integration of Conservation Agriculture within rural livelihood strategies in Northwestern Cambodia, specifically focused on intra-household decision-making. His recent work includes research on integrating qualitative and geospatial data methods and developing gender sensitive measurement frameworks to enable learning linked to gender integration objectives and activities. His current research interests focus on examining the gendered dimensions of extension and advisory services, developing gender responsive agricultural technologies and feminist evaluation methodologies.

In his current position, he assists with documenting the gendered impacts of the IPM Innovation Lab’s research activities, works with project partners to build capacity to address gender disparities and conducts gender-informed research on the intersection between IPM, gender, sustainable development, and rural livelihoods.

Phone: (540) 231-4297 | Email: dmsumner@vt.edu