Mai joined INASP in February 2015 and works as a Programme Specialist, Gender. She is the overall project manager, as well as lead of the gender workstream of the Global Platforms for Equitable Knowledge Ecosystems project, which seeks to build stronger and more equitable research systems.
She was previously the project manager of the Transforming Employability for Social Change in East Africa (TESCEA) project which supported universities, industries, communities and government to work together to create an improved learning experience for students – both women and men. Prior to this, she supported national academic library consortia in 22 countries to negotiate for affordable access to research.
Mai specialises in gender-responsive programming and pedagogy as well as individual and organizational capacity building. She has experience working in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. She holds a master’s degree in international studies and has previously worked for international development NGOs in Denmark and Jordan focusing on building the capacities of young people to become full players in the development of their societies.
Read blog posts by Mai here.
Key skills and expertise:
- Project management
- Partnership management
- Gender-responsive programming
- Gender-responsive pedagogy
- Capacity building
- Navigating challenges and aspirations: how to support early career researchers
- An equitable knowledge ecosystem must include the voices of women and men
- Addressing gender disparities to create a more equitable knowledge system in Ethiopia
- Creating a more equitable research system: lessons from Uganda
- Gender-responsive teaching improves learning outcomes for both women and men
- Gender Responsive Pedagogy in Higher Education