Dorthe Skovgaard Mortensen


BA and MA in ethnography social anthropology, University of Aarhus


Country experience

  • Africa: living and working in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Sierra Leone – shorter missions to Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Ghana and Egypt.
  • Asia: shorter missions to Cambodia, North East India, Vietnam, Myanmar, Nepal and Mongolia.



English, Danish


Specialisation and key qualifications

Strategic and participatory rights based programming and evaluation

Human rights, social progress and capacity building of civil society

Action research and documentation


Dorthe Skovgaard holds more than 15 years of experince working with international development in Africa and Asia. Over the years she has developed solid competences within strategic rights based programming and evaluation as well as action research and documentation. Furthermore, she has experience with organizational capacity building and capacity assessments of civil society organizations.


Her work experiences have mainly been obtained from working with people (children, youth and persons with disability) living in vulnerable situations where their universal rights to protection, non-discrimination, wellbeing, social development and participation are denied due to weak state structures, extreme multi-faceted poverty, social tensions or marginalization.


Dorthe Skovgaard’s strategic focus areas are Human Rights; in particular children’s rights, reproductive health rights, rights of persons with disability and rights advocacy, and Social Progress; in particular child protection and participation, psycho-social support, inclusive education, HIV/AIDS risk reduction, skills development and gender equality.


Dorthe Skovgaard has comprehensive knowledge about action oriented research methodology, participatory approaches and evidence tracking methods, and she has well tested training and facilitation skills and enjoys working in multi-cultural settings.


For an overview of assignments please refer to the list of consultancies (2009 – 2013).


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