Welcome and introductions

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    Welcome to the Prevention Foundations — Refresher! Say hello to your course peers, and share a little about yourself. Here are a few questions to get you started.

    • What’s your name?
    • Where do you live?
    • What do you expect to gain from this course?

    We can’t wait to meet all of you via this discussion board.

    Grace Gichuna

    I am Grace and I live in Nairobi Kenya.
    my expectation is to gain more skills and knowledge in VAW/C prevention. Also to interact with other participants and facilitators.


    Hi everyone,

    My name is Moses Okello and I live in Nairobi City, Kenya. I am expecting to learn and grow my knowledge in VAW/C, specifically on preventive measures and response plans.

    Thanks and all the best to you all!

    Shruti Majumdar

    Hi everyone, my name is Shruti and I am an M&E Specialist at the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, based in UN Women HQ in New York. Delighted to see this learning initiative on prevention, and look forward to being part of the community!

    Amina Hambali

    Hello everyone,My Name is Amina Hambali and am the GBV/ASRH OFFICER at NCA Nigeria.Based in Borno state,Nigeria.Am glad to see and hoping to participate in prevention training in which is has been long time dream for me to have sound knowledge of GBV prevention.

    Grace Katee

    Hey All,

    My name is Grace Katee from Kenya. Excited 😊 to be part of this amazing course with great people! Let’s learn together and better the world.


    Hi everyone, my name is Thandi van Heyningen and I am a researcher in violence prevention from South Africa. I am really excited to meet you all and looking forward to our time together on the course. I can’t wait to learn from you and share ideas.

    Imogen Davies

    Hi everyone, I am Imogen and I live in Cologne, Germany. I am a Gender Lead at CARE working on GBV programmes and also volunteer at a sexual abuse and rape crisis centre in the UK. I am looking forward to meeting you all, and learning more about strategies to prevent VAWG in different contexts.

    Jane Otai

    Hi Everyone. My name is Jane Otai and I live in Nairobi Kenya. I am a program director for the Empowered Girls Initiative working with adolescent mothers and supporting them to have another chance at attaining their education and carrier dreams. Looking forward to learning more in this course since young adolescent girls suffer from VAG and they need our support to prevent this from being the norm.


    Hello everyone. I am Fabien, from Kigali/Rwanda. I am happy to participate in VAW prevention training in which I hope to refresh my mind and knowledge of GBV prevention.

    Lyndsay McLean

    Hi everyone. My name is Lyndsay McLean and I am co-founder of and a Senior Associate with the Prevention Collaborative based in Brighton, UK. I have been working on VAW prevention research, programme design and strategies for over a decade and has been been involved in preparing these courses. I am really looking forward to meeting you and interacting in course 2 and I would love to know what you think of our courses and how we can improve them further.

    Gikuu Grace Ireri

    Greetings and so happy to be connected to you all in this learning and reflective community over the next few weeks. My name is Grace Ireri, a member of ActionAid International Humanitarian and Resilience team, supporting our federation wide work to have accountable and meaningful partnerships have women leaders, young people and NGO partners working in the frontlines in humanitarian preparedness, response, resilience, advocacy and protection from GBV for women and girls in emergencies. I am based in Nairobi, Kenya and connected to colleagues and partners from SubSahara Africa, Middle East Region and South Asia.

    Rumana Parvin

    Hi everyone, I am Rumana Parvin, Working as a Project Technical Officer- Gender for the government projects of UNFPA Bangladesh. Last 20 years I am working in the development arena. In my current organization, I am working last 7 years on the issue of GBV and GBViE prevention and protection issue. I am really happy and grateful that I got the opportunity. Looking forward to learning from the course to serve in a better way for the women and girls of Bangladesh.

    Marlyn AlAbdullah

    Hi, this is Marlyn, a Syrian refugee in Turkey, currently working with CARE International as GBV Coordinator, integration GBV and SRH program implemented inside Syria. I’m so happy to join this group and share knowledge and experience.. looking forward to meeting you soon..


    Hi Everyone, it’s great to see you all here! I’m Dominique, Senior Associate with Prevention Collaborative, and I’ll be facilitating the How to Succeed course along with Collaborative colleagues. I’m originally from the UK and now based in Thailand. I’ve been working in development and humanitarian contexts in Asia and the Pacific for the past 20 years, and focusing on VAW and prevention of VAW for the last decade.

    If you have any questions or technical difficulties as you prepare for the course start on Wednesday 26th May, please go ahead and email me at d.maidment@prevention-collaborative.org , and feel free to join us for the optional Q&A on Monday (register here )

    I’m really looking forward to sharing this very first live course from the Collaborative, and to learning from you all!

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