Hilda M. Tadria
Dr Hilda Tadria "is presently the Board Chair of the AWDF. She is a Ugandan, and a co-founder of the AWDF. She has a degree in Sociology from Makerere University, an MA in Social Anthropology from Newham College, Cambridge, UK and a Doctorate in Social Anthropology from the University of Minnesota, USA. She has been a consultant on Gender and Development, institutional management development and social development research at the World Bank, UNDP, UNIFEM, the Ugandan government and other international agencies such as the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and NOVIB.
"She was an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Makerere University, and was a Senior Consultant, Women in Development at the Eastern and Southern Management Institute based in Tanzania. She also served as the country resident representative in Zimbabwe for the Institute. In the early 90s she was a Programme Officer with the African Capacity Building Foundation.
"She was a private consultant for five years till her appointment as the Special Advisor on Gender to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa based in Addis, Ethiopia. While she was lecturing at Makerere University she founded the women's NGO known as Action for Development (ACFODE). She has extensive field research experience in participatory and qualitative research methodologies both at rural community level and corporate organisational level. She has published a number of papers on Gender and Development."