Anick Wouters, PhD

AnnickDr. AnnickWouters has an extensive background in international development, specializing in communication for behaviour and social change and HIVAIDS prevention.  As such, she has worked for and provided technical expertise to a variety of multi-lateral organisations, including UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNFPA, The World Bank and WHO, as well as international and local NGOs, both in South Asia and Africa.


Dr. Wouters has planning experience in the development of advocacy, social mobilization and behavior and social change communication planning tools, programme/projects and multi-media strategies, including community participation. In terms of programme management, she has provided technical backstopping to on-going programmes/projects, developed tools for monitoring, mid-term review and process/impact evaluation, and developed fundraising proposals. She also has extensive experience in capacity-building for new and mid-career professionals, ranging from community representatives to university personnel. Her work has entailed development of curricula and educational materials, conducting training of trainers’ workshops, and facilitating training workshops on strategic planning, results-based management, monitoring and evaluation, communication for development, including community participation, and crisis communication.


During her career, Dr. Wouters has won several awards for her research work. As an applied researcher, she has focused on integrating theoretical principles, concepts and research findings in concrete programme planning and design for behaviour and social change interventions. She has also been actively involved in planning and conducting formative research which has included: desk reviews, development of research protocols, tools and conduct of situation/response analyses and KAP qualitative/quantitative studies.


Dr. Wouters received her PhD in Anthropology in 1988, as well as a Mastersin Ethnology, from the Ecole des Hautes en Sciences Sociales. She also holds aLicence (Master’s degree) in Philosophy and Teaching Certificate (Agrégation de l’EnseignementSecondaireSupérieur)from the UniversitéCatholique de Louvain  (1977-1981).  Currently, she is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Health at the University of Liverpool.


Dr. Wouters is fully bi-lingual in French and English.