Rowan works as advocacy adviser on the operating environment at Bond. She supports organisations from across the development and environment sector to respond to restrictions on advocacy and campaigning in the UK.
Prior to joining Bond, Rowan spent several years researching political and operating space for civil society in post-conflict contexts as a doctoral student at the University of Oxford. Rowan has also worked as a researcher at INTRAC in Oxford, and a policy analyst at SCIAF in Glasgow.
Her interest in international development began at a young age, when she would travel to Kenya to visit family. She is passionate about civil society and has worked with local organisations and activists in several countries around the world, including Burundi, Uganda, Ghana, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and India.
The most important parts of the government's new Civil Society Strategy, which sets the direction of government policy towards civil society over the next decade.
9 August 2018
A new report shows how the Lobbying Act is negatively impacting campaigners and democratic engagement in the UK.
5 June 2018
The bill gives the UK government new powers to clamp down on money laundering and tax havens and to respond to human rights violations.
2 May 2018
With 32% of Conservative MPs wanting to prevent charities from lobbying, we need to defend charity campaigning for civil society groups and activists everywhere.
23 October 2017
Taking 40 minutes to calculate the cost of a tweet? We want to hear your experiences of how the Lobbying Act has restricted your work.
18 May 2017
Westminster Hall's recent debate highlights why it's crucial to protect civil society space in the UK and developing democracies.
31 January 2017