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Mary Kalavo

Alumni Ambassador Tanzania

After graduation from IDS I worked for five years with EngenderHealth as a program officer, where I provided technical oversight to over 20 institutions, 200 volunteers and 7 sub-grantees to ensure that the design and implementation of HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health programs were addressing prevailing gender norms and inequalities, and ensuring that activities addressed the unique needs of men and women.

After Engender Health I worked briefly with the Belgian Technical Cooperation as a Technical Advisor for Gender and Governance. Then, and until very recently, I was with Sikika a vibrant CSO working on health governance as a program officer in the Public Financial Management team, and I was also the HIV/AIDS and Gender focal person.

It is the governance knowledge I was taught at IDS which has enpowered me with the skills and confidence to take up, perform, and excel on these challenging roles in local and international NGOs in Tanzania.

Current employment:  Project Manager – Women Leaders- Power of Change Hann Siedel Foundation, Tanzania

Studied at IDS: MA Governance & Development, 2008

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