As a resident of South Asia, Susan Roe continues to be inspired and engaged by the complexity and challenges associated with strategic communication work in the South, South East Asia and South Pacific regions. She considers each assignment as an opportunity for exchange and learning on the path to better understanding and responding to family and community priorities / needs. Recognition of positive deviants or innovators within a community can be a powerful catalyst for change along with nuanced use of building upon traditional socio-cultural practices which reinforce the care and protection of women and children. Both represent a respectful way of exploring the process of change. Susan is also intrigued by the challenges and opportunities that the power of social media manifests in our everyday lives today.
Academic Degrees: Master of International Affairs- Communication for Development
Countries worked: Afghanistan, Bhutan, China / Tibet, Fiji, India, Kenya, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu
Technical/Program Areas of Expertise: Child Protection, Child Rights, Communication for Development, Education, Gender, HIV/AIDS, Health, Maternal, newborn, & child health (MNCH), Polio and other disease outbreaks, Immunization, Nutrition, Social protection & Policy, Violence against children, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)