Gender Specialist, World Bank Group
Alicia Hammond is a Gender Specialist with the Gender Group, where she serves as the lead on innovation and technology. She works on research and knowledge related to women and girls in technology and STEM, more broadly and advises project teams on how to incorporate evidence-based solutions in this area. Alicia joined the WBG from the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. She has also worked with UNICEF, UN Foundation, and UN Women on many gender equality topics, such as education, innovation, and data. Prior to that, she worked on social development, gender equality, and human rights programs in her home country, Jamaica. She holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics and Human Security from The Fletcher School at Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Development and French from Mount Holyoke College.
Consultant, World Bank
Rakhi has more than 25 years of global experience across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the USA in advising government and industry to tackle their highest priorities in infrastructure and human development. She has extensive experience in leading operations for technology within a diverse range of industries. Rakhi led a project in India to develop a road safety app, which allows users to report a GBV incident, in association with West Bengal Transport Department.
Project Director, NOSSAS
Enrica Duncan is a political scientist and acts as project director at NOSSAS, a women-led laboratory for civic engagement and activism in Latin America that develops methodology and technology to equip young citizens to impact policymaking. Enrica leads a platform, Mapa do Acolhimento, which connects survivors of gender-based violence with an extensive network of vetted lawyers and therapists who are willing to provide them with free services. NOSSAS is a winner of the 2020 SVRI/ World Bank Development Marketplace Award.
CEO, Co-Founder at Impact Innovations Institute
Mariam Torosyan is the co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of the Impact Innovations Institute and Safe YOU mobile App. A social entrepreneur with five years’ experience in the technology industry, she has a background in Human Rights and Healthcare Law. Mariam has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Law and Anthropology and is a lecturer of Healthcare Law at the Yerevan State Medical University. She managed the implementation of Geeks against GBV, a winner of the 2018 SVRI/World Bank Development Marketplace Award.
Lorena Levano Gavidia
Consultant, World Bank
Lorena Levano Gavidia is a behavioral and political scientist that has been supporting different Social LCR teams, as well as the Lima - Andean Countries CMU at the WBG. She is currently working on innovative approaches to prevent and respond to gender-based violence, including the participatory design of a mobile that seeks to connect survivors of GBV with their trusted circle, provide them with relevant information, and give them access to key support services. She is also a consultant for UNICEF, where she works as a behavioral researcher in the Data Must Speak project. Prior to joining the Bank, Lorena worked as a specialist in school violence and GBV in the Ministry of Education of Peru. She is an affiliated researcher of the Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania and the Coordinator of Decision Lab PUCP. She is also engaged in teaching activities as a professor of behavioral sciences and public policy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and the National University of San Marcos.