Ms. Brown has over 20 years experience in development communication and production, with an emphasis on gender, HIV and AIDS, adolescent reproductive health and malaria, as well as program management and mass media. Areas of expertise include developing social and behavior change communication (SBCC) strategies, radio distance learning programs, video production, and finding community based media approaches.
Ms. Brown has worked extensively with government and non-government partners to build their capacity to produce high quality high impact SBCC programming. She has also worked with the private sector.
She was one of the principle innovators of the African Transformation methodology which enables women and men to explore underlying gender barriers and develop realistic solutions to practicing positive health behaviors and a key member of the Go Girls! team, a special Pepfar initiative addressing girls’ vulnerability to HIV in 3 countries. As Team Leader, she currently oversees programs in Malawi and Swaziland, as well as a multi-country collaboration with WorldFish on gender transformation approaches in aquatic and agriculture settings. Ms. Brown has worked in Europe, Central America, Africa and Asia; she speaks conversational French.