Leadership Role: Country Director

Dr. Angela Akol

Director, Ipas Africa Alliance Dr. Angela Akol leads the work of the Ipas Africa Alliance. She has nearly two decades of experience and expertise in family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health, and HIV/AIDS/STI prevention.  She has directed and...

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Lucky Palmer

Country Director, Ipas Nigeria Lucky Palmer has more than a decade of experience as a senior-level leader and program manager in public health and social development, including programs promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights. He first joined Ipas Nigeria...

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Sosthène Dougrou

Country Director, Ipas Francophone AfricaPhD, MPHDr. Sosthène Dougrou is the director for Ipas Francophone Africa. He has over 20 years of experience supporting public health programs in reproductive health and rights and humanitarian interventions and diplomacy. He...

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Caroline Mbi-Njifor

Country Director, Ipas South AfricaMBA Caroline Mbi-Njifor, MBA, has extensive experience in public- and private-sector rights-based health approaches. She has an MBA in health-care management and policy, and is passionate about public health, adolescent health and...

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Jorge Matine

Country Director, Ipas Mozambique Jorge Matine leads Ipas’s work in Mozambique. He has a wealth of experience in the fields of research and sexual and reproductive health. Prior to joining Ipas, he served as the sexual and reproductive health director at Pathfinder...

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Pansi Katenga

Country Director, Ipas MalawiM.Sc. Pansi Katenga, M.Sc., is Country Director for Ipas Malawi. She has over 20 years of experience in international development, focusing on women’s empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, measurement and evaluation, livelihood...

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Dr. Popular Gentle

Country Director, Ipas NepalPhD Dr. Popular Gentle leads is Country Director of Ipas Nepal. He is a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of experience in the development sector, with a primary focus on poverty reduction, social justice, women’s empowerment and...

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María Antonieta Alcalde

Country Director, Ipas Central America and Mexico María Antonieta Alcalde serves as director of Ipas Central America and Mexico (CAM), a regional program based in Mexico City. She is a seasoned leader in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights and has...

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Malena Morales

Country Director, Ipas Bolivia Dr. Morales has fulfilled various roles since joining Ipas Bolivia in 1999, including Medical Advisor, coordinator of a multi-year project for postabortion care, and most recently coordinator of a multi-year project to advance sexual and...

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Dr. Ni Ni

Country Director, Ipas MyanmarMBBS Prior to joining Ipas in 2014, Dr. Ni Ni worked for more than a decade with Save the Children in Myanmar, where she was responsible for a variety of programs, including reproductive health and HIV, and eventually served as National...

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Dr. Marcia Soumokil

Country Director, Ipas IndonesiaMD, MPH Prior to joining Ipas, Dr. Soumokil worked for several international organizations within Indonesia in the areas of HIV, adolescent reproductive health, maternal and newborn health, and health governance. Dr. Soumokil is a...

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Vinoj Manning

Chief Executive Officer, Ipas Development FoundationMBA Vinoj Manning is Chief Executive Officer of the Ipas Development Foundation (IDF) in India, a partner organization of Ipas. Heading up a multi-disciplinary team of more than 100 staff based in 12 offices around...

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Dr. Sayed Rubayet

Country Director, Ipas BangladeshMD, MPH Dr. Sayed Rubayet, a medical doctor with extensive experience as a technical leader, researcher and manager, leads Ipas’s work in Bangladesh. He joined Ipas after working for Save the Children International, Bangladesh, where...

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Ghulam Shabbir Awan

Country Director, Ipas PakistanMBBS, MPH Mr. Awan joined Ipas in January 2012 as a technical advisor for Policy and Programs and became the Country Manager in 2013. He has more than 12 years of public-sector experience working on primary health care; maternal, newborn...

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Grace Tambatamba-Chiyaba

Country Director, Ipas Zambia Grace Tambatamba-Chiyaba is Country Director for Ipas Zambia. Prior to joining Ipas, she was a Regional Advisor for sexual and reproductive health and rights/gender and HIV/AIDS at the Embassy of Sweden in Lusaka, Zambia. She has more...

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Saba Kidanemariam

Country Director, Ipas EthiopaMASaba Kidanemariam, MA, is Country Director for Ipas Ethiopia. Ms. Kidanemariam has had more than 20 years experience in development work. Before joining Ipas in 2000, she was the acting Deputy General Manager for the Ethiopian Social...

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