Meet the New HCDExchange Advisory Council

May 14, 2021

We are thrilled to present the new HCDExchange Advisory Council! The Advisory Committee provides HCDExchange with expertise, leadership support, and strategic direction. They lend their voices and influence as HCD+ASRH champions, advocate for the adoption of good practices and for the generation of evidence and broker partnerships and create opportunities to secure political and financial capital.

The 2021 HCDExchange Advisory Committee members are:

Emmanuel Diop is a Marketing Specialist in the Global Technical Support Department (TSD) at MSI Reproductive Choices based in Dakar. He has worked for MSI for over eight years, first in the Senegal country programme and then in the Sahel region (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Senegal) as a specialist in adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and HCD. He is currently providing technical assistance in the design and implementation of ARH approaches to country programmes of the MSI partnership. He has been involved in various MSI sustainable development projects, including working closely with on a project focusing on adolescents in the Sahel. Emmanuel has extensive and diverse experience in programmes and marketing, with a particular focus on social and behavioural change. He is a member of the Ouagadougou Partnership Youth Think Tank.
Corinne Dietiker has more than 20 years of professional experience from working in Africa, Asia and Europe, including advising MSI Reproductive Choices country programmes and their partners on ASRH. Passionate about the wellbeing of young people, she also trained refugees in Greece as sport trainers. Currently, she leads as Senior Project Manager at Swiss Academy for Development on a project to improve physical activity of young women. She also manages her own brand ‘Growth for Peace’ to offer multilevel wellbeing and development services. Corinne holds a BSc Business Administration, a MA International Community Development and pursues a MAS in Civilian Peacebuilding.
Catherine Wanja Gitau is a design consultant with over three years of experience in consulting for International non-governmental organizations as well as private sector organizations. She has worked with clients to co-design human-centered solutions for complex problems in Sexual and Reproductive health, WASH and nutrition in Africa.

She holds extensive experience in strategic thinking, project planning and management. Catherine’s passion is in design and innovation especially in public health. Her academic background is in Economics and Finance. Catherine was recently selected as part of 1000 top talents across the world to participate in a global innovation lab, generating solutions for SDG 3.
Dr. Ashwin Budden is Principal at D’EVA Consulting based in Washington, D.C. He provides technical assistance and thought leadership on program evaluation, implementation research, and HCD to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, and their grantees in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. He brings over 20 years of experience in participatory and behavioral research and has led aspects of HCD projects on adolescent SRH and HIV/AIDS, MNCH, and health service quality improvement. Dr. Budden also advocates for integrating complexity-aware evaluation and implementation research with HCD to build the evidence base and move design innovations to scale.
Fifi Oluwatoyin Ogbondeminu is a highly enthusiastic, self-motivated, and creative Public Health Specialist with over 15 years of experience in Project Management and leading successful public health development programmes.

She is an outstanding negotiator, possesses mentoring, capacity building and presentation skills with incredible work ethics. A successful leader with a strong sense of teamwork, a positive attitude, and a friendly personality while working with and leading co-workers.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Benin, an MBA from the University of Roehampton, UK and currently working on a Doctorate in Public Health.

Fifi previously managed the Adolescents 360 project and is currently the Project Director on the A360 Amplify project in Nigeria, where she works with a multidisciplinary team to design replicable, cost effective and adaptive solutions that empowers both married and unmarried adolescent girls aged 15-19years, improve their health and build their agency to improve their sexual and reproductive health outcomes. She also has in her portfolio several awards, accomplishments, and publications. Fifi loves to travel, listen to music, and spend time with her family.
Dr Rebecca Hope is a doctor and design thinker catalyzing change for young people,
with young people. Trained as an adolescent physician, she has fifteen years of
experience designing and evaluating programs for young people around the globe. To
date, she’s applied HCD on projects across 16 countries on sexual and reproductive
health, HIV, mental health, gender equity, WASH, and economic empowerment. She
has published research on HIV, sexual and reproductive health, digital health, and
health systems strengthening. As the Executive Director and a co-founder of YLabs,
she supports our design teams to develop global solutions that bring measurable
improvement to young people’s lives. Rebecca holds degrees in medicine, international
health, pediatrics, and public health from Harvard, University College London, and the
University of Leeds. She is a inaugural member of the HCDExchange Advisory
Committee, a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and a
member of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine’s Youth Engagement
Meru Vashisht is the Quality and Standards Associate at HCDExchange. She is a human-centred designer, writer and changemaker. As a Design Strategist at TinkerLabs, she works at the intersection of gender and youth, deriving insights and design directions from qualitative research conducted in complex social challenges.

She has used HCD towards the larger goal of gender equality while working across sectors like sexual health, migration, women entrepreneurship, employment generation, livelihood and domestic abuse. She also actively contributes towards taking HCD to adolescents and youth. She also spends her time volunteering, writing, designing and campaigning for feminist causes.
Dr Ginette Hounkanrin is a seasoned public health and development professional that holds a deep commitment to the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. She is highly experienced in strategy design, implementation, and evaluation of reproductive health programs. She served in different capacities of SRHR programs management but have a huge appetite for Adolescents Global health. Ginette has working experience at global, regional, and national levels with a valuable knowledge of West Africa SRHR players. She is currently Pathfinder International Deputy Country Director in Burkina Faso.