2020 Leadership Journey Project: Transferring Ownership of the 3D Program to Indian Partners.
Sia Nowrojee is the Executive Director of the 3D Program for Girls and Women where she is responsible for strategic direction, partnerships and program management. Sia has over 25 years of experience working in international development, with organizations such as the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, the International Center for Research on Women, the Population Council, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), and the International Women’s Health Coalition. Her work has involved public policy, advocacy, training and capacity building, institutional strengthening, and strategic communications, with a focus on gender, reproductive and sexual health and rights, violence against girls and women and HIV/AIDS. Sia led a team commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to conduct a critical review of policies and interventions related to rights-based family planning, to inform the Foundation’s strategy in advance of the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development. She is also currently engaged in research on gender mainstreaming, as part of the Lancet–Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT) Commission on Peaceful Societies through Health and Gender Equality.
Prior to joining the 3D Program, Sia was a Senior Gender Consultant with UNICEF, where she contributed to the implementation of UNICEF’s Gender Action Plan and the design of its gender capacity development program. Earlier, she served as Senior Technical Writer and Editor with agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network. Sia serves as the co-chair of the Learning Working Group of the Movement for Community-Led Development. She has a Master of Social Services (Clinical) and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (Honors) from Bryn Mawr College.