Nadja Schuster
VIDC, Gender, Combating Human Trafficking, Migration and Development
Phone: 01 713 35 94 - 80
Fax: 01 713 35 94 - 180 
schuster@remove-this.vidc.org

Mag.rer.soc.oec., Sociology, International Development, Gender Studies, University of Vienna, research fellowship at the University of Mumbai
Master of Development Evaluation and Management, Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp

2005: Leader of research project about sustainable reconstruction in Sri Lanka
2006 - 2008: Program manager, NorthSouthDialogue of Parliaments, reconstruction project in Sri Lanka, Austrian North-South Institute for Development Cooperation
2008 - 2009: Master program in Antwerp
2009 - 2010: Policy analyst, Policy Coherence for Development, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Since 2011 Gender expert at the VIDC and since end of 2013 working again in the program NorthSouthDialogue of Parliaments.


Expertise

  • gender justice and social justice
  • gender and development
  • migration and development
  • engaging men & boys for gender justice
  • combating human trafficking for the purpose of sexual and labor exploitation
  • parliamentarism, democratization, parliamentary partnerships
  • Policy Coherence for (Sustainable) Development
  • development policy, development cooperation
  • sustainable, development-oriented reconstruction in Sri Lanka
  • program and project management
  • moderation and design of panel discussions, conferences, workshops
  • design and implementation of studies and research projects
  • editing of magazines and studies 

Activities, events, projects 

Publications

  • Schuster, N. (2016) AWID Forum 2016: Creating feminist futures across movements, in: Spotlight - VIDC Online Magazine, 27 September 2016, Vienna.
  • Schuster, N. (2016) It takes sustained collective action, sacrifice and solidarity. Interview with Hakima Abbas, Director of Programs at the Association of Women in Development (AWID), Frauen*Solidarität, 4/2016.
  • Schuster, N. (2015) Nurturing the development potential of migration, in: The New European, Issue 5, pp. 36 - 39, UNITEE (New European Business Confederation), Summer 2015, Brussels.
  • Schuster, N. (2014) Men as change agents for gender justice = social justice, in: VIDC Newsletter. 15 December 2014, Vienna.
  • Keusch, M., Schuster, N. (2012) European Good Practice Examples of Migration and Development Initiatives with a Particular Focus on Diaspora Engagement. VIDC (ed.), Vienna, August 2012.
  • Schuster, N. (2011) Policy Coherence for Development (PCD) in Österreich. Bestandsaufnahme der mangelnden Umsetzung und Präsentation eines einfach anzuwendenden Policy-advocacy Evaluation Tools. VIDC (Hg.), Wien, Juni 2011.
  • Hack, B., Schuster, N. (2011) Policy Coherence in Austria: building a policy advocacy evaluation tool, Outcome Mapping Learning Community.
  • Schuster, N. (2009) Policy Coherence for Development (PCD) - meeting the challenge to address global development. The implementation of PCD and the development of a utilization oriented policy-advocacy evaluation tool for Austria. Dissertation, Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp.
  • Schuster, N. (2008) “Policy Coherence for Development (PCD) - vom abstrakten Ziel zum konkreten Prozess”; Hack, B., Schuster, N. (2008) “Policy Coherence for Development und das österreichische Parlament – Wie Abgeordnete PCD konkret fördern können”, in: Parlamentarischer Nord-Süd Dialog (2008): Politikkohärenz im Interesse der Entwicklung. Ein Leitfaden zu Policy Coherence for Development, Wien.
  • Schuster, N., Fritsche, A. (2008) Linking Humanitarian Aid, Reconstruction and Development Cooperation. Sociological Consultation and Development-oriented Reconstruction Aid within the Context of a Permanent Housing Project in Post-Tsunami Sri Lanka, City of Vienna, Austrian North-South Institute for Development Cooperation, Hikkaduwa.
  • ParlamentarierInnen im Nord-Süd Dialog (2006 - 2008): different articles on the EU-Africa Strategy, agrofuels, fair trade, parliamentary partnerships, budget support, Policy Coherence for Development, etc.
  • Schuster, N. (2006) „Post-Tsunami: Die Lehren des Wiederaufbaus in Sri Lanka“, in: Entwicklung und Politik (E&P) 1, Wien.
  • Schuster, N. (2005) Soziale Sicherung im unorganisierten Arbeitssektor in Indien. Mikrosoziologische Studie zu dem Versicherungsprogramm der Frauengewerkschaft Self-Employed Women’s Association, Diplomarbeit. Österreichische Forschungsstiftung für Internationale Entwicklung (ÖFSE), Forum 26, Wien.
  • Schuster, N. (2004) Soziale Sicherung im unorganisierten Arbeitssektor in Indien. Mikrosoziologische Studie zu dem Versicherungsprogramm der Frauengewerkschaft Self-Employed Women’s Association, Diplomarbeit, Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ).
  • Schuster, N. (2003) “Soziale Sicherung für die Ärmsten. Umfassendes Versicherungsprogramm für indische Frauen gegen soziale Risiken”, in: Frauensolidarität, Schwerpunkt: Globalisierung ent-wickeln, 21. Jg., Nr. 85 (3/03), Wien.