Engaging Men and Boys in Family Planning: A Strategic Planning Guide Webinar
Presenters (see bios below):
- Erin Mielke, USAID
- Rebecka Lundgren, IRH-Georgetown University
- Albert Komba, Jhpiego Tanzania
- Tim Shand, Promundo
Erin Mielke, USAID
Erin Mielke, has served as a Senior Technical Advisor for Reproductive Health in USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health since 2007. She manages global fistula and family planning service delivery projects. Prior to her work at USAID, she served for over 10 years at EngenderHealth and UMATI in Tanzania.
Rebecka Lundgren, IRH-Georgetown University
Dr. Lundgren has over 25 years of comprehensive, hands-on experience developing and testing reproductive health and behavior change programs, with particular interest in expanding family planning choice, youth and engaging men in reproductive health. As an applied anthropologist, she has expertise applying qualitative and ethnographic methods to her work, and has developed innovative mixed method approaches to evaluate fertility awareness and gender transformation programs for very young adolescents. She received an MPH from UCLA’s School of Public Health in the Department of Population and Family Health in 1987, and her doctorate in applied anthropology from the University of Maryland.
Albert Komba, Jhpiego Tanzania
Dr. Komba is the Chief of Party for the Jhpiego – led Sauti Project implemented in 13 regions and 44 districts in mainland Tanzania. Before assuming this position, he served as the Sauti Deputy Chief of Party for close to two years. Albert joined Jhpiego Tanzania in 2011 as an Infection Prevention Technical Advisor. Albert is a Medical Doctor and holds a Diploma in Pediatrics and Child Health (Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, United Kingdom), Diploma in Clinical Research (Vienna School of Clinical Research, Austria), and a Masters Degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Tim Shand, Promundo (Moderator)
Tim is the Vice President of Advocacy and Partnerships at Promundo. He has over a decade of experience providing leadership on programming, research, and advocacy to advance gender equality and gender justice, particularly in the area of engaging men in sexual and reproductive health and rights. Prior to Promundo, Tim worked at Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health as the Deputy and Technical Director of a USAID-funded project focusing on social norm change to promote adolescent well-being. Tim holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and is currently completing his PhD at University College London’s Institute for Global Health.