Please join us in Washington on Friday, December 7 for a fellowship report by Onyinye Edeh, recently returned from Nigeria, and a panel discussion on her topic of women and girls’ health, education and empowerment. Our semi-annual dinner follows later in the evening.

Panel speakers

Onyinye Edeh, a Nigerian-American, holds a Master of Public Health degree from University of Washington-Seattle, as well as graduate-level certificates in the Global Health of Women, Adolescents and Children, and in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research. In addition to her academic credentials, she brings field experience in project design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, maternal and child nutrition and adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Edeh has worked in both urban and rural/remote locations in Africa and in the US. An emerging young leader, she has been recognized by the Clinton Global Foundation as a Commitment Maker, was awarded a prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship, as well as a Global Opportunities Health Fellowship. Edeh’s ICWA Fellowship began in August 2016 and concluded in August 2018.

Andrea Bertone, Ph.D., has over 20 years of international development and research experience on gender integration, gender equality in education, human trafficking, female empowerment, and gender-based violence. She has managed projects, and conducted research about women and gender. She has co-authored two girls’ mentoring guides and authored several peer-reviewed articles on human trafficking. Dr. Bertone is the Director of FHI 360’s Gender Department, where she provides strategic programmatic and technical leadership, gender technical assistance across development sectors and geographic locations, and is overseeing the implementation FHI 360’s Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Framework 2.0. Concurrently, she serves as Adjunct Professor at George Washington University where she has been teaching graduate courses on human trafficking, and gender and development since 2006. Dr. Bertone holds a PhD in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Krista Johnson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of African Studies and Co-director of the Women and Gender Studies Collective at Howard University. A political scientist by training, her current research focuses on health policy and global health governance in Africa. She has lived and traveled extensively throughout southern Africa. In 2012, she completed a Fulbright Fellowship based at the Centre for the Study of HIV and AIDS at the University of Botswana. She currently serves on a number of advisory and selection committees for international programs and fellowships, including Howard University’s Fulbright Committee, the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Selection Panel for Africa, and the American Association of University Women International Fellowship Review Panel. She has also held consultancies with the United States Agency for International Development, and the U.S. State Department, and is regularly asked to lecture at the Foreign Service Institute.

Report and panel at 1 p.m.

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