Technical Lead: Gender
Jane Brown has more than 20 years’ experience in health and 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 community based media approaches.
Jane 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 main innovators of the African Transformation methodology which enables women and men to explore underlying gender barriers and develop realistic transformative solutions to practicing positive health behaviors. She was a also key member of the Go Girls! team, a special PEPFAR initiative addressing girls’ vulnerability to HIV in three countries. As team leader, she provided technical and leadership oversight to programs throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Egypt and Pakistan. Jane has also worked in Europe and speaks conversational French.
Jane is also deputy director of the Breakthrough ACTION project, a five-year, $300 million initiative funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development to lead its social and behavior change programs around the world.