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Manager Robert Lord-Biggers

Robert Lord-Biggers is the communications manager on the USAID Promote: Women in Government project.

Blog Posts by Robert Lord-Biggers

Applying the Principles for Digital Development to Real-World Challenges

It’s easy enough to talk about using the Principles for Digital Development (PDD). This set of best practices for technology usage, developed by donors, implementers, and stakeholders around the world, has been increasingly embraced the past few years and with good reason: they provide straightforward, intuitive guidance on how to choose and use appropriate technology…

The Power of a Picture: Elevating Women’s Voices through Art

The global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign calls for the elimination of all forms of gender-based violence (GBV). It takes place every year between November 25 and December 10, culminating on Human Rights Day. Human Rights Day celebrates universal rights — including the rights to life, liberty, and security — that are…

Empowering Women and Cultivating Equitable Governance in Afghanistan

Afghanistan ranks near the bottom of virtually every index measuring gender equality and empowerment. Women continue to struggle for basic rights, including gender parity in health care, education, economic opportunities, social inclusion, and political participation. Amidst a deteriorating security situation, political instability surrounding upcoming national elections, and economic volatility that is a product of both,…