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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

Iqbal Azad

'Preventing undernutrition, establishing good governance and public-private partnership are the key to unlock the potential of healthy children and a thriving society.'

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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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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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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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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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Partnership Co-facilitator

Paul Gabula

'We will challenge ourselves so that the foundation to success is mutual respect, accountability, good leadership and governance; this will propel this partnership to success.'

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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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Ousmane Maiga

'It is time to stimulate a new dynamic of change based on the sharing of know-how between development actors for sharing leadership and sustainable results.'

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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 Monitoring & Evaluation

Stephen Otieno

'Enhancing evidence use in policy and decision making for improving global child nutrition outcomes with better water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions'

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Global Communications

Rokiatou Simpara

"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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Global Communications

Violah Nayebare

"Let's empower local communities, so they can tell their own stories in a professional and impactful way"

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Our global partners
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