Shari Cohen is a senior professional with over 28 years of experience in international development, with a strong focus on programming that contributes to the empowerment of women, young people, and men. Ms. Cohen values human rights-based approaches that contribute to the improvement of health, education and the overall well-being of families and communities to realize their individual and collective potential to create locally relevant, sustainable social change that enhances all aspects of society.
Her client list includes UN agencies, along with a wide selection of international NGOs, faith-based organizations, the CDC, and assorted bi-lateral agencies. Ms. Cohen is highly experienced in multi-cultural, multiple-location programming including: research and assessment, program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of short-term projects and long term programs related to health, education, child protection, maternal and child health, and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health.
Countries worked: AFRICA: Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Guinea-Bissau, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Tanzania ASIA: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam PACIFIC ISLANDS: Kiribati, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Cook Islands, Samoa, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Tonga, Vanuatu LATIN AMERICA & CARRIBBEAN: Mexico, Antigua, Barbados, Guyana, St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad MIDDLE EAST: Jordan EASTERN EUROPE:Albania
Technical/Program Areas of Expertise: Adolescent Development & Participation, Child Protection, Child Rights, Communication for Development, Gender, HIV/AIDS, Health, Maternal, newborn, & child health (MNCH), Immunization, Nutrition, Social protection & Policy, Sustainable development, Violence against children