Independent Advisory Board

Professor Yemane Berhane

Addis Continental Institute of Public Health

Yemane Berhane, Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health and Director of the Addis Continental Institute of Public Health.  Yemane Berhane graduated as a medical doctor in 1987 and completed a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health training in 2000 from Umea University, Sweden. He has a wide range of research interests in public health including maternal/child health, infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases. He has been involved in many research projects and produced more than 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has been teaching since 1992 first at Addis Ababa University and then at Addis Continental Institute of Public Health in Ethiopia since 2006. Currently, he is focused on graduate level research training, advising masters and doctoral students and mentoring postdoctoral fellows.

Yemane Berhane is a Founding Fellow of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences. He has served in many national and international committees and taskforces including serving as President of the Ethiopian Public Health Association (1995-99); Associate Vice Present for Research and Graduate Studies at Addis Ababa University (2001-02); Regional Director for Measure Evaluation Anglophone Africa Training on Monitoring and Evaluation of health Programs (2005-06); Member of the WHO/AFRO Technical Advisory Group on Measles Control in Africa (2005-2016), and chair of the Global network of Monitoring and evaluation training center (GEMNET-Health, 2012-2014). 

Markus Goldstein

World Bank

Markus Goldstein is a development economist with experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, and South Asia. He is currently a Lead Economist in the office of the Chief Economist for Africa at the World Bank, where he leads the Africa Gender Innovation Lab. His work centers on issues of gender and economic activity, focusing on agriculture and small scale enterprises. Markus has taught at the London School of Economics, the University of Ghana, Legon, and Georgetown University and published widely in academic journals and books. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.  Markus is a fellow of BREAD and a co-founder and regular contributor to the Development Impact blog.

Tina Musuya

The Center for Domestic Violence Prevention (CEDOVIP)

Tina is the Executive Director at The Center for Domestic Violence Prevention (CEDOVIP), and holds an MA in Sociology from Makerere University. Under her guidance, CEDOVIP won the 2010 UNAIDS Red Ribbon Award for innovative work in preventing violence against women and HIV and also successfully piloted the SASA! Programing in Kampala the site of the ground breaking SASA! study that brought to light evidence that preventing violence against women through social norm change is possible. She led a team of CEDOVIP’s colleagues to roll out community mobilization programs to prevent VAW in more than 13 districts in Uganda. She provided leadership for advocating for legislations on VAW i.e engaged in policy formulation at a local level (influenced the enactment of the first ever Domestic Violence bylaw in Uganda for Kawempe Division) and effectively participated in the drafting of the Domestic Violence Bill and spearheaded the Domestic Violence Bill coalition’s successful advocacy process for the Domestic Violence Act with civil society, policy makers, media and grassroots communities.

She brings 13 years of professional experience focused on VAW programme development and implementation. She has worked with diverse stakeholders, bilateral donor agencies, UN agencies, international and national NGOs, national consultants and leading academic institutions. Tina is a member of the Independent Advisory Board for the DFID-UK ‘What works to prevent violence against women and girls’ global program and a member of the Global Women’s Leadership Council. Tina participated in WithoutViolence Voices from the Field 2014 Fellowship to develop more effective solutions-oriented, evidence-based communications and advocacy strategies that can help broaden and deepen engagement with the issue of violence against children and women.