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Deputy Chief of Party Roselle Agner

Roselle Agner has nine years of experience implementing development projects with a gender focus, including USAID-funded and private sector-funded projects. She currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Party on the USAID funded Promote: Women in Government project in Afghanistan where she manages efforts to ensure that women’s empowerment efforts are conducted in a culturally sensitive and effective manner. Prior to her role in Afghanistan, Ms. Agner served as the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion practice manager at the Chemonics home office where she assisted projects and project development teams to integrate gender considerations into their activities. In this role, she also managed efforts to promote knowledge sharing, trained staff on gender mainstreaming and served as a technical resource for home- and field-office staff in project gender integration. She started her gender in development work as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kyrgyzstan where she worked with a women’s crisis center.

Blog Posts by Roselle Agner

Know Your SDGs: We Can’t Secure Gender Equality Without Addressing Culture

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls,” isn’t a new addition in the realm of development goals. It follows on the heels of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 3, which sought to “promote gender equality and empower women.” However, while the MDG goal focused solely on equality in education,…