Pamela R. Kovacs

About: 

Pam is a lawyer, project manager, and development professional with 10 years of experience leading teams and contributing to research informed social justice and pro bono initiatives. In addition to working at an intergovernmental organization with projects worldwide, Pam has been involved in local development projects in Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Peru, Thailand, and Venezuela. Previously, she practiced law with a large law firm in Canada and was the Executive Director and In-House Counsel at a pro bono clearinghouse with a focus on access to justice and poverty law reform. Pam has written and presented on issues relating to the rule of law and development, access to justice reform, transitional justice, legal representation for children and youth, pro bono legal services, and the operation of law clinics. She is an Officer of the International Bar Association Pro Bono Committee and hold a Masters in International Law and Human Rights as well as a degrees in Law (LLB/JD) and Commerce (B.Com), with concentrations in International Business and Strategic Management.

Expertise/Interests: 
Advocacy
Capacity Development
Civil Society and Institutional Strengthening
Communications and Social Research
Conflict Resolution, Peace and Security
Governance
Law
Participatory Approaches
Project Management
Project Planning and Design
Research
Results Based Management
Membership in Professional Societies: 
International Bar Association