Leadership Project: Develop a multi-sectoral plan to identify and address gender-based barriers that undermine health outcomes in Kilifi County, Kenya. Sia Nowrojee is the Program Director for the 3D Program for Girls and Women, where she is responsible for strategic direction, program management and partnerships, and leads the programmatic focus on violence against women and girls in public spaces. 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 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.
3D Program for Girls and Women, UN Foundation