Director, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI), World Vision U.S.
Dr. Jacqueline Ogega is the Director of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) at World Vision US, where she leads a team of technical experts in GESI integration. Dr. Ogega has over 18 years of experience in international development and peacebuilding, focusing on gender equality, social inclusion, child protection and the empowerment of women and girls. She has worked with various organizations including Creative Associates International, PCI, World Learning and Catholic Relief Services. Her work has involved providing strategic GESI integration in thought leadership, new business development, program quality assurance and impact. She has led multi-million-dollar programs involving multi-sector donors including USAID, DFID, the Ford Foundation, Nike and United Nations agencies. She is technically skilled in training, research and teaching at graduate and certificate levels. For a few years, she taught the religion and foreign policy course to US government foreign service officers in Washington DC, focusing on women of faith in peacebuilding. Dr. Ogega earned her PhD. in peace and conflict studies from the university of Bradford in the UK and holds an M.A in gender and development studies, and a B.A in education. A survivor of gender-based violence, she believes in individual agency, societal resilience and equity of systems as essential and achievable pathways to lasting, transformative change.
Click this link to watch the trailer. A childhood filled with laughter and friends, singing and games—cut short by the circumciser’s knife. Growing up, Messania walked the same path as many young girls from Africa; undergoing female genital mutilation to make her marriageable to a stranger many years older than herself. From her Kenya home, […]