Dr. Chi-Chi Undie

Senior Associate and Technical Director (International Programs Division of the Population Council)

Profile: Dr. Chi-Chi Undie is a Senior Associate and Technical Director within the International Programs Division of the Population Council. Her research focuses primarily on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and girls' education. For over a decade, she directed the Population Council-led 'Africa Regional SGBV Network'—a multi-country, multi-partner research and intervention initiative in the East, Horn, Great Lakes, and Southern regions of Africa. Several effective child protection interventions were developed, tested, and scaled up until this Network. Her work on SGBV has had broad influence on policy and practice, leading to the passage of regional resolutions and to the regional uptake of evidence-based interventions developed under the Network. She served as Co-Principal Investigator for the data collection component of Kenya's second Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS), and currently leads a program that has conducted the first-ever VACS in a humanitarian setting.

She is the inaugural Board Chair of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (the world's largest network on research around violence against women and violence against children); a Board Member of Together for Girls (a global partnership working to end violence against children and adolescents); and sits on the International Advisory Board of the What Works to Prevent Violence – Impact at Scale Program. She currently directs two five-year, regional, FCDO-funded research consortia - one on sexual and reproductive health and rights in refugee settings, and the other on female genital mutilation/cutting.

Sub-Theme: Prevention and Response to VAC in Humanitarian and Emergency Context.

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Thursday 23rd Nov

Culture and politics: promoters or preventive contexts for VAC

VAC in the context of Alternative and Community-based care

Hall 1:

Dr. Muhindi Waruinge