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.
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.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Dr García-Moreno currently leads the team working on violence against women at the World Health Organization (WHO), which includes work on measurement and epidemiology, interventions research and development of guidelines and tools for the health sector. She has led the WHO’s work on gender and women’s health and on violence against women and until 2013 was coordinator of the Gender, Reproductive Rights, Sexual Health and Adolescence team in the Department of Reproductive Health and Research. She coordinated the WHO Multi-Country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence against Women, and is a founder and coordinating group member of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative. She is currently co-chair of the FIGO Working Group on Gender-based Violence and chair of the Independent Advisory Board of the DFID-funded What works to prevent violence against women and girls initiative, and previously a member and chair of the Steering Committee of the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS. Dr García-Moreno is a physician from Mexico with an MSC in Community Medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has thirty years of experience in health care delivery, sexual and reproductive health, women’s health and gender in health research and policy, including in humanitarian settings.
Kalliope is currently the acting Chief of the Ending Violence against Women Section at UN-Women in New York. She is also leading the work of the section in the area of prevention. She is a lawyer by training, holding an LL.M. on public international law. Before joining UN-Women, Kalliope worked as a practicing lawyer in Greece, and at international level, she worked for UN agencies, as well as international NGOs in the areas of human rights, women’s human rights and refugee protection in several countries, such as in the post-genocide Rwanda, Sweden, Burundi, Morocco, Bosnia Herzegovina, Liberia, Guinea and Ivory Coast.
Ashoka University & The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
A K Shiva Kumar (Shiv) is a development economist and evaluator who works on issues related to human development including poverty, health, nutrition, basic education, and the rights of women and children. He is Co-Chair of the Know Violence in Childhood – a global learning initiative that is synthesizing evidence to advocate for ending violence. He teaches economics and public policy as a visiting faculty member at Ashoka University, India and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Shiv is an alumnus of Bangalore University and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad as well as Harvard University from where he did his Masters in Public Administration and Ph.D in Political Economy and Government.
Senior Associate & Zambia Country Director
Michael Mbizvo is director of the Population Council’s office in Zambia and a senior associate in the Reproductive Health program. Mbizvo provides strategic direction and technical oversight to the Council’s research initiatives to advance reproductive health, including family planning services; HIV prevention, care, and services; gender-based violence and adolescent sexual and reproductive health programs and policies in Zambia.