Managing Director

Anton Ofield-Kerr

Anton Ofield-Kerr is our managing director and founder of Equal International, Anton has over 25 years’ experience in public health and international development.

Director

Maria Stacey

Maria Stacey is our Director based in South Africa, where she has 25 years’ experience in the fields of public health, mental health, community development, human rights and gender.

Director

Nick Corby

Nick Corby is our Director based in England and has more than 16 years’ experience in public health and international development

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Anton Ofield-Kerr

Managing Director

Anton Ofield-Kerr: As Director of Equal International, Anton has over 25 years’ experience in public health and international development. Starting work as a professional general, community, psychiatric nurse and midwife in southern Africa, Anton later moved on to become the Head of Policy for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. As part of their Leadership Group, he supported their MEL frameworks and the review and development of the past three organisational strategies, from which he has developed and expanded a Theory of Change -based methodology for evaluation, including the development of key tools to support such evaluations. With 10 years’ experience engaging with the Global Fund, Anton played a central role in supporting the Global Fund and its strategic partners in articulating the Community Systems Strengthening Framework. Anton has worked with a wide range of organisations in the global south and internationally, including UN agencies and key donor governments. He has supported numerous national and international organizations, networks and social movements to develop, implement, measure the impact and communicate their organisations’ strategies and campaigns.  

Maria Stacey

Associate Director

 

Maria Stacey is a Director based in South Africa, where she has 25 years’ experience in the fields of public health, mental health, community development, human rights and gender. During her seven years with the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) (an organisation which addresses the health and human rights of sex workers), Maria developed extensive experience in the programme management of a Global Fund-supported South African programme to address HIV amongst sex workers. Here she managed the ten-fold scale-up of the programme. With considerable research experience, Maria project managed the first South African sex worker population size estimation study, a national sex worker survey, and a national mapping study. Maria also managed a national capacity-building programme for sex workers, and has served on Technical Working Groups to develop South African and SADC policies relating to key populations. Maria has a substantive experience of evaluating projects and programmes with a strong gender focus as well as excellent knowledge of evaluation methodologies and approaches. She has delivered multiple journal articles, contributed chapters to several books and undertaken research for clients including the World Health Organization.

Nick Corby

Associate Director.

Nick Corby is a Director and has more than 16 years’ experience in international development. Nick has held senior positions in international NGOs and worked with numerous INGO’s, civil society networks, UN agencies, governments, private sector and grassroots organisations to successfully create positive change at global-, regional, and national-level. Nick is a technical expert, thought leader and strong influencer in the areas of disability inclusion, HIV/AIDS and health. He has worked with Leonard Cheshire Disability, UNDP, UN Women and the Girls Education Challenge to mainstream disability inclusion. 

A specialist in strategy development, organisational change, innovation, learning and knowledge sharing, Nick has developed organisational strategies for a number of organisations including Save the Children, UNICEF and ActionAid. With extensive project management experience, he has managed an Innovations Fund for Marie Stopes International, delivered the first Global Action Plan on HIV Drug Resistance for WHO, as well as multiple research projects or programs for INGO’s. Nick has considerable monitoring and evaluation expertise, having led research teams and/ or projects for INGO’s in areas such as women’s rights and HIV. He has proven experience of designing and conducting significant evaluations; most recently he helped to deliver a UNDP thematic evaluation on disability inclusive development

Director of Operations

Carlos Orte

Associate Director of Research

Timothy Lane

Carlos Orte is Equal’s Director of Operations, with over 18 years’ experience in both the private and non-profit sectors, working in international development and public health.

  

Timothy Lane is Associate Director of Research. Tim has over 15 years’ experience in Global Health research, focused on HIV program design, impact assessment, and strategic information. 

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Carlos Orte

Director of Operations

 

Carlos is a senior international development specialist, with over 18 years’ progressive experience. Carlos has held senior positions in various organisations both in the for-profit and NGO sectors. He has significant expertise in operationalising large complex projects in difficult environments, having started-up two large DFID funded projects in Nigeria and more recently a PEPFAR funded programme in Mozambique. Carlos has significant experience in managing grants, both as a recipient and the disburser of funds, thus having a deep understanding of the requirements and obligations of all stakeholders. He has extensive project management experience and has worked with multiple organisations across the globe on developing realistic and accurate budgets and project plans, as well as their monitoring and continuous quality improvement systems. He is skilled at engaging with diverse stakeholders, participatory processes, and consensus-building. While in the last few years Carlos has worked mostly in HIV/AIDS programmes, Carlos has also worked on wider health systems strengthening programmes, as well as education, and has recently become involved in data for impact, including the use of new technologies in sustainable development programming.

Timothy Lane (PhD, MPH)

Associate Director of Research

 

Tim joined Equal as Associate Director of Research in 2019 after 16 years as an academic researcher and internationally recognized expert on key populations’ HIV program design, impact evaluation, and strategic information in Sub-Saharan Africa. His research career began at University of California San Francisco as a US National Institutes of Health and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sponsored Principal Investigator. His field work focused on adapting evidence-based HIV interventions for effectiveness with men who have sex with men in South Africa, including community mobilization and peer-based models encouraging HIV testing and linkage to PrEP and antiretroviral treatment. He served as a technical advisor in UCSF’s PEPFAR-sponsored Global Strategic Information program, providing technical assistance to African government ministries, bilateral donors, and civil society non-governmental and community-based advocacy organizations to improve HIV surveillance with key populations in Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, and South Africa. Tim also served for 10 years on the board of directors for OutRight Action International, including 3 years as co-chair, where he provided strategic advice and support for its LGBTIQ human rights advocacy programs in the global south.

ASSOCIATES

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Sue Coe

Associate

Sue Coe has worked in international development for nearly 30 years. She specialises in equality and social inclusion, especially disability inclusion. Sue has extensive experience in designing and delivering training, programme design, monitoring & evaluation, learning and reflection processes, strategy development, capacity building, research, policy advice, communications work and representation. 

Sue was Senior Disability Adviser at World Vision UK for 6 years (2005 - 2011) responsible for designing and managing their innovative social model-based disability mainstreaming work funded by DFID. Many of the ground-breaking initiatives Sue helped design, guide and manage whilst at World Vision UK have subsequently been externally-evaluated as producing successful approaches. A number of key written outputs were developed from work delivered in that time, including Travelling together - how to include disabled people in development work which Sue co-authored. The one day training course in ‘Travelling together’ has been widely used worldwide and referenced in a number of other key “how to” publications on disability inclusion since publication in 2010.

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Lorraine Wapling

Associate

Lorraine has been working in the development sector for the past 19 years focusing on the promotion of disability inclusive development. Lorraine has extensive policy and research experience gained from working with the bilateral and INGO sectors across Africa, Asia and the Pacific focusing predominantly on the challenges of designing and implementing disability inclusive programmes. A secondment to DFID’s policy and research department as disability specialist provided an excellent opportunity to learn about and influence work at the bilateral and multilateral level. Lorraine represented DFID at High Level UN meetings and international workshops on disability inclusive development, and has since worked on assignments for DFAT (Australian Aid), the UN and the EU.

Lorraine has also produced a number of resources including co-authorship of a training manual on disability inclusive development; a donors guide to inclusive grant-making; a youth focused ‘technical paper’ for the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs; and a ‘Research Toolkit for DPOs’ in collaboration with the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre at University College London. She has also written several articles on issues linked to deaf education in developing countries; inclusive water and sanitation; and mainstreaming disability in development cooperation. Lorraine was also called as an expert witness to provide evidence to the UKs International Development Select Committee enquiry into disability in UK aid in 2014. 

Currently Lorraine is researching the models that influence educational outcomes for deaf children in low income countries for her PhD at University College London.

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Jane Coombes

Associate

Jane Coombes has over 15 years’ experience working for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, providing high-level support to technical teams and community-based organizations to implement HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, sexual and reproductive health, rights and gender programs. She has extensive experience of working with organizations operating at district, national and international levels as well as key population (KP) networks, particularly regarding the issues facing marginalized and vulnerable KPs, access to health services and community mobilization. She has supported research projects and has experience of key informant interviewing and analysing qualitative data. Jane has proven documentation skills, has worked on developing quality HIV programming standards and synthesized lessons-learned to build a body of evidence to support policy and advocacy work. Jane is a skilled and highly organised project manager and has coordinated multi-country projects across Africa, Asia and Latin America. She is a writer, and qualified editor and proof-reader, with experience of developing program guidance for community-based organizations working with KPs in the areas of SRHR/HIV integration, HIV treatment, HIV and human rights, HIV prevention, HIV and drug use, sexuality and life skills for young people, and gender. Jane has a BA Hons in Social Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

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Jonathan Glennie

Associate

 

Jonathan Glennie is an expert on international aid and cooperation. Until recently he was Director of the Sustainable Development Research Centre at Ipsos, and he was worked Director of Policy and Research at Save the Children UK (where he led work on health, social protection and children’s right), Senior Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and Colombia Director at Christian Aid. 

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Karen Andrae

Associate

Karen Andrae has over 18 years’ experience in disability and international development. She has worked internationally and in the UK with international and national NGOs, governments and service providers promoting the rights and opportunities of persons with disabilities underpinned by the social model to disability. More recently, Karen has developed a special focus on the intersectionality of gender and disability. She has extensive experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), project and programme design and management, participatory capacity building and organisational development. Her particular interest lies in equity-focused and gender-responsive/feminist approaches to evaluation and learning as well as research in and organisational training on the intersectionality of gender and disability across thematic areas and programmes working with women, children and youth.

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Jerusha Rangasami

Associate

Jerushah Rangasami is based in South Africa and has more than 14 years’ experience undertaking evaluations, and 19 years of experience in the development and philanthropy sectors. She has been project lead on approximately 145 evaluations, including evaluations of grant makers and grant-making processes. Jerushah has been involved in designing MEL processes and systems for grant makers at local, national and global levels. Jerushah has postgraduate training in Gender Studies and has worked on numerous gender projects, including designing projects to align with global gender equity and women’s empowerment and participation indicators, and investigating transformation and “feminine workplaces”.  Jerushah is comfortable working with community members and at strategic global levels, she has extensive experience in using theory-based and participatory methodologies. 

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Marina Ravel Rifkin

Associate

Marina Ravel Rifikin is a South Africa-based epidemiologist and has worked in the field of disease prevention and control for over 13 years in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Marina worked for the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, Korea, where she developed survey instruments, provided technical assistance and data management training to field teams conducting research on health-seeking behaviours and vaccine acceptance in Indonesia and Pakistan. At the University of California, San Francisco, she later developed training materials and programs on HIV/STI and behavioral surveillance among most at risk populations; coordinated the day-to-day operations of the national assessment of the Kenyan adult antiretroviral treatment program; and facilitated HIV surveillance trainings for WHO. Marina also managed the Monitoring and Evaluation Team of the South2South Partnership at Stellenbosch University where she developed and managed the program’s monitoring and evaluation system, facilitated quality improvement trainings and provided onsite mentoring to Department of Health staff on the information system requirements of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission and paediatric ART programs. She worked for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where she represented CDC on national technical and policy committees, oversaw the budgets ($10 million annually), work plans and grantee performance of CDC-funded partners providing comprehensive prevention services to key populations in South Africa, and provided technical assistance to the Department of Health (DOH), NGOs, research institutes and health care organizations on combination prevention strategies, operations research and bio-behavioral surveillance of key populations.

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Oratile Moseki

Associate

Oratile Moseki has over 15 years' experience in the field of community development, human rights advocacy and participatory research and education. She previously worked as the campaign manager for the decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa with the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce, and was the founding Regional Coordinator for the African Sex Worker Alliance. Oratile has worked for several years at the Botswana Network of Ethics, Law and HIV on projects geared to promoting rights based approaches to HIV by state and non-state actors, and promoting the meaningful involvement of People Living with HIV in public health programming. In the latter position, Oratile also served as the Community Advisory Board Chairperson on the Botswana Tenafovir PreP trials and as a member on the Country Coordinator Mechanism for the GFATM Round Two proposal in Botswana. Oratile has also worked as a consultant for over three years, designing and delivering training in HIV advocacy, HIV stigma and a variety of human rights. She now works as a consultant in the area of human rights and participatory advocacy and training in the African region. Oratile has a BA in Psychology and is completing a BA in Law in South Africa. 

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Victoria Martin

Associate

Victoria Martin has over 10 years’ experience in international development, underpinned by an MSc and diverse experience across NGOs, civil society and donors. She is a specialist in children’s rights and alternative care, having led child protection system reform strategies and programmes in Eastern Europe and East and Sub-Saharan Africa with ARK and Hope and Homes for Children. Monitoring, evaluation and learning and advocacy have been key components across her work. Victoria has built long-term capacity for NGOs and government programmes, including supporting the development of a national social service workforce programme in Rwanda. Her resource mobilisation work has increased income by up to 80% for UK-based INGOs, in-country offices and national partners. Victoria’s experience with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance has brought critical insights to southern leadership, institutional effectiveness, resource mobilisation and government engagement, particularly with DFID.

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Dr Nicoletta Mabhena

Associate

Dr Nicoletta Mabhena is medical doctor and epidemiologist with over 15 years of professional experience in Africa (predominantly Southern Africa), encompassing evaluation, social research and programmatic and clinical roles. She has extensive experience in evaluating and reviewing health programmes, in particular, HIV and TB treatment and prevention for key populations, including prisoners, truck drivers, sex workers and adolescents. She has experience as a social epidemiologist using mixed methods research (qualitative and quantitative) including conceptualisation, data collection, data analysis (including biostatistics) and report writing. She has worked with multiple stakeholders, and has provided technical guidance and leadership to several evaluations, surveys and research in Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

__________________________________________________Dr. Gemma Oberth

Associate

Gemma Oberth is a Visiting Academic at the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Toronto, an MA in Political Science from York University and a PhD in Political Studies from the University of Cape Town. Dr. Oberth specialises in AIDS financing and governance with a focus on its impact on key and marginalized populations in Africa. She is an Associate Editor of the African Journal of AIDS Research, a peer-reviewed research journal publishing papers that make an original contribution to the understanding of social dimensions of HIV/AIDS in African contexts. Dr. Oberth has seven years’ experience specializing in Global Fund-related assignments, including HIV and TB resource mobilization, strategy, and community-based service delivery. Recent clients include the United Nations Population Fund, United Nations Development Program and UNAIDS’ Technical Support Facility. She has been engaged in eight funding requests to the Global Fund, six as the lead writer, securing more than US$1 billion in HIV and TB funding for African countries.

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Dr. Mohga Kamal-Yanni

Associate

 

Dr. Mohga Kamal-Yanni MPhil MB has 40 years’ experience in health policy and programming in LMICs from working in rural and urban setup to national and global advocacy. She is the editor of www.globalhealthcheck.org. Mogha has worked in providing support to health programmes including strategic planning, programme implementation, M&E, participatory learning and advocacy in civil society, NGOs and is part of the Expert Advisory Group to the UN High Level Panel on access to medicines. 

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Baba Goumbala

Associate

Baba Goumbala has over twenty years’ experience leading key population (KP) programs in West, Central, Northern and Southern Africa. He has demonstrated strategic leadership and expertise in planning, implementation and mobilization of key stakeholders and communities in national responses to the HIV epidemic. As Executive Director of ANCS, then (Alliance Nationale Contre le SIDA), now (Alliance Nationale des Communautés pour la Santé), a leading organization in the response to HIV/AIDS in Senegal, Baba conceptualized and coordinated a technical and financial support strategy for KP NGOs and community-based groups throughout Senegal. Through this strategy, ANCS developed partnerships, mobilized resources and synergized efforts between public programs, international NGOs and key donors, including the Global Fund, USAID, and the World Bank. This initiative supported the most comprehensive, holistic and sustainable program for KPs in Senegal and the sub-West and Central Africa region, including access to health services, human rights promotion and protection and a strong advocacy component for greater participation of KP in national and regional decision-making bodies for HIV, health and human rights programs. Baba has initiated advocacy programs for access to services by KPs including LGBT, PWID, SW and people living with HIV in Senegal and in Africa.

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Claude Cheta

Associate

Claud Cheta has extensive experience of monitoring and evaluation as well as international development in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He specializes in program design, monitoring, evaluation, research and learning with the primary focus on organisational effectiveness and use of evidence to improve programming and influence policies. Claude has led a number of evaluations and was responsible for the management of strategic and operational planning processes for International HIV/AIDS Alliance Linking Organisations in West and Central Africa. He has provided monitoring and evaluation technical support to Alliance countries in Africa and Asia and developed tools and systems for program quality assessment and improvement. As a native French speaker, Claude possesses excellent multi-lingual communication skills used to influence decisions, build capacity and strengthen relationships internally and externally.

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Brian Kanyemba

Associate

Brian Kanyemba is a public health, HIV and TB specialist with over 12 years’ experience working extensively with key populations (KP) and KP networks in sub-Saharan Africa. He has proven experience of evaluating KP programs, specifically programs for sex workers (SW) and people who inject drugs (PWID), the trans community and men who have sex with men (MSM). He has expertise in program monitoring and evaluation and funding mechanisms, as well as in designing KP programs and publications for UNAIDS and the World Health Organization (WHO). Brian has developed HIV prevention guidelines for South Africa, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Swaziland. He has also demonstrated success in HIV prevention and treatment advocacy for KPs and in representing KPs, in particular in PEPFAR Country Operation Plan development and Global Fund mechanisms. Brian is a member of the program review community of the KP Reach regional Global Fund program and a member of the Country Coordinating Community South Africa (CCM and Oversight Committee) of the Global Fund for HIV, with a focus on the KP Program, program oversight, monitoring and evaluation, and reprograming.

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Anya Sarang

Associate

Anya Sarang is a public health activist from Moscow, Russia. She is a founder of the Russian Harm Reduction Network (currently ESVERO) and the Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice (ARF). ESVERO and ARF are the main advocacy groups fighting for the rights and health of PWID in Russia. She is currently the President of the ARF. For the past 18 years, Anya's work has focused on developing and supporting the emerging harm reduction movement in Russia and Eastern Europe/Central Asia (EECA) through training and networking activities. Anya has an MSc in Drugs and Drug Policy from the University of London, and an MSc in Medical Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Amsterdam. She specialises in qualitative research in human rights, structural violence, access to prevention and treatment of HIV, HCV, tuberculosis, and overdose for drug users and other key affected populations in the EECA region as well as issues of gender, sexuality and access to HIV prevention for MSM and TG. While focusing mostly on her NGO work and human rights activism, she has also participated in many research projects and published over 25 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

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Mona Sheikh Mahmud

Associate

Mona Sheikh Mahmud has 16 years’ experience working with key affected populations and HIV interventions. Mona holds a Masters in Medical Science (Public Health) with Distinction from University Malaya and a Bachelor's degree of Commerce in Accountancy from the University of Canberra, Australia. She was Head of Secretariat for MERCY Malaysia, an international relief organization based in Malaysia working in 14 countries in Asia and Africa. Mona provides a wide range of technical assistance to civil society organizations, national governments, development agencies and international funders in several regions, particularly Asia. She is an experienced facilitator in community system strengthening, capacity development, governance, strategic planning and proposal development. At the regional level, she has extensive experience in establishing and maintaining constructive partnerships between government and civil society in the response to HIV. She has been trained to conduct the Global Fund Country Coordination Mechanism (CCM) Strengthening and Grant Dashboard management by Grant Management Solutions (GMS), Health Systems Strengthening and HIV/AIDS Capacity Development Program by the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Netherlands and National Gender and HIV assessments by UNAIDS and WHO. Having both financial management and public health expertise allows her to provide an integrated approach to technical assistance, as she is also able to evaluate financial management systems and accountability systems for complex programs.

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Anja Teltschik

Associate

Anja Teltschik has 20 years’ experience in international development, public health, social policy analysis and systems reform, including more than ten years of research, advocacy and programming experience with some of the most disadvantaged and disenfranchised population groups including SW, PWID, MSM, children and adolescents. Anja has proven experience in designing and delivering quantitative, qualitative and participatory research and monitoring and evaluation tools, building monitoring and evaluation capacity, strengthening national and organisational management information and quality assurance systems and communicating data in user-friendly ways to inform policy and practice. Anja has proven and considerable skill in program management and multi-sectoral coordination facilitation and negotiation

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Juan Jacobo

Associate

Juan Jacobo started work on HIV prevention in 1983 when the first cases of AIDS were known in Mexico. He became a key community actor in the formation of the community response to HIV in Mexico. Since 1986, he has focused his work on HIV prevention and the fight against stigma and discrimination generated by HIV and AIDS. In 1994, as Executive Director of Colectivo Sol (an organisation he co-founded), Juan led a process aimed at strengthening and improving community systems, programs and projects of non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations working in HIV and AIDS through training and the horizontal exchange of experiences, tools and lessons learned. He has worked directly with about 250 organisations. Juan has also been part of numerous initiatives on HIV and AIDS, including: as LAC representative in the World AIDS Program 1992-94, Geneva and as a member of the Delegation of Communities in Developing Countries, Global Fund 2006-2007. Juan also participated in the UNDP's HIV/AIDS and Development Program (1992-97) and coordinated AIDS Action (1991-1997) international bulletin for Latin America. He is a founding member of ICASO and co-founder of the Latin American and Caribbean Council of Organizations with work on HIV/AIDS. 

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Abhishek Jain

Associate

Abhishek Jain is a public health and development specialist with 23 years’ experience in health communication, capacity building and program management. He has in-depth experience of working with KPs having developed the Standard Operating Procedures for HIV Prevention among key populations (KPs) as well as the Minimum Package of Services for KPs for USAIDs Open Doors Project. These documents were endorsed by the Director General of the National AIDS Council Zambia for all HIV prevention programs for sex workers (SW) in Zambia. He also conceptualised behaviour change communication strategies and materials on harm reduction for people who inject drugs (PWID) and prison inmates in eight states for the CDC Sunrise Project in India, developed an outreach strategy on STI/HIV prevention among KPs and provided technical assistance to 16 NGOs in mapping and segmentation of KPs and stakeholders for FHI in India. As a Manager for the Bridge Project India-Africa Learning Network implemented by FHI360 India, he was instrumental in transferring learning from India to eight African countries in KP program design and management, peer education, communication and capacity building strategies. He has also worked extensively in Zambia to train more than 400 participants from ZPI, ZPCTC and COH III and Open Doors projects in Zambia to transfer India’s learning on HIV prevention strategies for MARPS.

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Dr Andrew Scheibe

Associate

Dr Andrew Scheibe is a medical doctor by training, and a public health key populations HIV expert, with extensive research, stakeholder engagement and evaluation experience in Southern Africa. He is experienced in multi-sectoral engagement around health and development programmes, strategy and policy development for key populations, including People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) and Men who have Sex with Men (MSM). He has led, and contributed to seminal key population strategic information studies in the Southern Africa region, including: the South African Key Populations, Key Solutions Gap Analysis; the South African MSM and HIV Data Triangulation Project (the largest SA HIV prevalence and risk survey of PWID to date), and over 10 peer reviewed publications around key populations and HIV in Southern Africa. He has also been involved in evaluating Global Fund programmes for MSM in South Africa, and developing Global Fund concept notes relating to key populations in South Africa and the region. Dr Scheibe is experienced in developing mixed methods protocols and using qualitative and qualitative data techniques and data triangulation methodology.

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Cherith Sanger

Associate

Cherith Sanger has 10 years’ experience as a lawyer, including eight years conducting and managing advocacy programmes. Cherith specialises in providing legal, policy and human rights services to gender, health and human rights civil society organisations in South Africa. She has managed both the Policy Development and Advocacy Unit at Sonke Gender Justice as well as the Human Rights Defence and Advocacy Programme at the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce. Cherith has also conducted women’s rights focused advocacy to accompany strategic litigation as an attorney at the Women’s Legal Centre.

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Brian Bongani Sibeko

Associate

Brian Bongani Sibeko is a young gay-identifying activist who has over five years’ experience working directly with communities in South Africa focusing on HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, and Human Sexuality. As MSM/LGBTI Programme Coordinator at Tshwane University of Technology, he designed and implemented a programme (funded by GFATM, via Principal Recipient NACOSA) to create an environment of social inclusion and justice for MSM/LGBTI students who were previously marginalised by the university on the basis of their sexual orientation/sexual practices. In this position, he organised MSM/LGBTI sensitisation trainings, campus dialogues, HCT and advocacy campaigns, and contributed to research, curriculum and policy developing addressing LGBTI inclusion. Previously, as Health Support Officer for OUT LGBT WELL-BEING Brian carried out sensitisation trainings in several Southern African countries, with a focus on human sexuality and challenges faced by MSM/SW/LGBTI people, including people who use drugs (PWUD). He holds a BA in Social Work, and a certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation for Multi-sectorial Aids Programmes.

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Louise Holly

Associate

Louise Holly is a policy analyst and advocacy specialist with fourteen years of experience working with policymakers, multilateral agencies, civil society organisations and communities to accelerate the equitable implementation of international development goals. Her technical areas of expertise include children’s rights, maternal and child health and communicable diseases such as tuberculosis. 

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Helen Parry

Associate

 

With over 20 years’ experience in the field of SRHR as a Senior SRHR Adviser, Helen has worked with the WHO Collaborating Centre for SRH- UNESCO and Plan International conducting programme evaluations, providing in-country technical support, to review, develop technical guidance and tools on SRH/HIV integration, sexuality education, family planning, access to safe abortion, and social norms change. 

 

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