Selamawit Firdissa Duresa

I’m currently working as Gender Specialist for Alliance Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture. I am a member of Climate Action Team, under the Livestock Water Resource Monitoring and Risk Management project.
My role includes in collaboration with CGIAR gender platform, Alliance Gender Expert based in Nairobi and local partners to design a gender responsive water information system.
I lead the gender analysis to critically understand the needs, constraints and opportunities of pastoral women and other marginalized groups, the design of outreach strategy to reach and benefit them and design of water information dissemination channel and content development convenient for women and marginalized groups and support in creation of a gender sensitive Pastoral Communities of Practice (PCoPs) in project areas.
I also ensure programme gender targets are met and provide inputs to programme monitoring and evaluation systems, including gender indicators with appropriate definition and develop and disseminate knowledge management materials on a timely manner.