As a program manager for Oxfam, I led service design projects that brought Oxfam, government actors, and local Partners together to  plan and deliver services and campaigns.

These initiatives offered new /improved services in  health, housing, resilience building & emergency relief sectors, and built social, human, and financial capital for entrepreneurs.

Empowering Entrepreneurs

Disaster Recovery & Resilience

Housing & Community 

Health Services

Process

Identified business growth challenges, trained entrepreneurs, linked them to government services, markets, and other resource Partners. Worked with government divisions to deliver accessible services to women entrepreneurs.

Led advocacy and raised funds for entrepreneurship development programs (European Union)

Initiated Working with Men ToTs and networks to work with toxic masculinity.

Tools Designed/Used

Value chain mapping, SWOTs, business planning, service and business customer journeys, mapping cultural transition needs.

Baseline and evaluations of change.

Targeting 

Sri Lankan & Sierra Leone

Policy makers / government leads

Partners

COOPI, Concern, European Union, Government of Sierra Leone, Save the Children, Government of Sri Lanka

Process

Ran inclusive design workshop modules within training programs that brought communities, community leaders, government division leads together to identify disaster risks and developed early warning and coping strategies.

Worked with field teams to conduct community research and integrate gender and disability needs into refugee camp and community health, and asset recovery programs delivered by Oxfam and the government.

Tools Designed/Used

RedR training, SPHERE

Gender tools for Disaster Risk Reduction

Field toolkits for health teams, and Engineers/Shelter Designers

Baseline and evaluation of change.

Targeting 

5 Tsunami and conflict affected districts in Sri Lanka.

Policy makers / government leads

Partners

Local and National Government Departments, Sri Lanka

UN, UNDP, Save the Children, Oxfam Australia

Process

Worked with field teams to conduct community research and integrate gender and disability needs into post-disaster/conflict shelter construction, relief camp design.

Advised on projects that provided life skills for women in shelter and camp design, and health services.

Tools Designed/ Used

Transect walks, strategic and practical needs analysis, business planning, leadership training.

Training: collaborative design methods, identifying social marginalization, sexual harassment training

Field toolkits for health teams

Baseline and evaluation of change.

Targeting 

 5 Tsunami and conflict affected districts in Sri Lanka.

Partners

Local government departments.


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