In May 2014 Josefien started working as a Project Manager at TTC as well as the country manager for Malawi under the Connect4Change Consortium. With an academic background in journalism and anthropology (specialized in human sexuality and gender), she underlines the importance of universal access to fundamental information and has particular interest in the use of Information and Communication Technology for sexual and reproductive health and advocacy.
On July 9th FAWEMA (the Forum for African Women Educationalists in Malawi) launched an innovative child protection SMS Program at Mwatibu Primary School in Nathenje zone, Lilongwe rural east, Malawi. The program, developed together with TTC and IICD (International Institute for Communication and Development), aims to eliminate different forms of child abuse, such as early child marriages, child labor, sexual harassment and severe punishments by teachers.
Yesterday UNSSC (the United Nations System Staff College) organized the Torino Leadership Awards in downtown Torino. The award celebrates outstanding individuals whose leadership in establishing initiatives at the local level has made a significant contribution to lacking global problems and is established by the UNSSC and the City of Torino. Our co-founder Hajo van Beijma was an honoree. The other Torino Leadership Award honorees for 2014 where, Christen Brandt (co-Founder She’s The First), Kavita Parmar (founder The IOU Project) and Carlo Petrini (founder Slow Food).