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Meet the Right2Grow team

Dedicated professionals from our partners collaborate with communities and governments in Right2Grow. Staff include nutritionists, advocacy specialists, and gender and WASH experts, among others. The country team leaders are presented below.

Our team in the countries
Bangladesh

Riad Mahmud

'Working together in the most effective way to ensure a healthy start for every child.'

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Burkina Faso

Orkiatou Zampou

'It is time for the communities, especially the most vulnerable, to take charge of their own destiny.'

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Ethiopia

Debelle Jebessa

'Let’s build back better through jointly challenging existing systems and strengthening advocacy platforms for integration of nutrition and WASH programming.'

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Mali

Fousseny Traore

'Tomorrow we will have women, youth and men from the villages using their experiences to influence national decisions.'

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South Sudan

Joyce Akandu

'We're here for a reason, so let’s embrace the strength of togetherness to achieve it.'

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Uganda

Gerald Kato

'I'm excited to cultivate and nurture collaborative relationships to ensure all children under five in Uganda are well nourished!'

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Our global team

Right2Grow taps from the wealth of expertise from all global partners to support the country teams. Below are some of the key global roles.

Global partnership facilitator

Jouwert van Geene

'Right2Grow is challenging “business as usual” to combat undernutrition and poor WASH. Let’s work together!'

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Global Lobby & Advocacy

Marijn Clevers

"Let's empower local voices so they lead the way forward."

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Budget Monitoring & Expenditure Tracking

Nhlanhla Ndlovu

'Meaningful involvement in policy agenda and financing decisions is key to wellbeing and sustainable development.'

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Regional Advocacy Liaison

Malama Mwila

I believe in making changes "because as the african proverb says, 'If you think you are too small to make a difference then you have not spent a night in the dark with a mosquito'"

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Dutch Lobby & Advocacy

Laurien de Vos

'From local to international - influencing decision-making processes to achieve better nutritional status and WASH practices of communities on the ground.'

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Monitoring & Evaluation

Santana Dias

'Community involvement is key to ensure that no one is left behind in the fight against malnutrition.'

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Mutual Capacity Development

Jovana Dodos Jovanovic

'Let's harness different expertise, knowledge and skills to make the voice of people heard!'

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Linking & Learning

Stephanie Stern

'Let’s pause, reflect, learn and adapt our practices to make the difference.'

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Global Communications

Janina Peter

"We produce enough food in the world to nourish 10 billion people, yet undernutrition still persists. Let’s shift the power, amplify communities‘ voices and narrate a better future."

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Our global partners
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Want to know more about our work?

Jouwert van Geene jouwert@right2grow.org