Dr Jayne Curnow is the Research Program Manager, Social Sciences. Dr Curnow is an anthropologist with extensive leadership experience in international aid and research for development spanning the water, agriculture, natural resource management, legal, economic, and health sectors. The Social Sciences portfolio invests in collaborative research projects between Australian researchers and partners across Asia and the Pacific. Its research themes include livelihoods, agricultural extension, gendered social relations, women’s empowerment, climate adaptation, ecosystems and natural resource management. She chairs the Gender Committee and led the development of ACIAR Gender Equity Strategy and Policy across the agency and its research programs (http://aciar.gov.au/page/aciar-gender-equity-polic…). Jayne is fluent in Bahasa Indonesian and Malay.