From Reproductive Health Leaders Network
Judith-Ann Walker has served as the Country Manager of the LDM program since March 2002. Judith was born in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago but has been living and working in Nigeria since 1994. She holds Ma and PhD degrees in Development Studies from the Institutue of Social Studies, the Hague, Netherlands and is an Ashoka Innovators Fellow. Judith has supported the design and implementation of numerous social and economic development interventions targetting women in Northern Nigeria. She manages the LDM program through the institutional mechanism of the development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC), an indigenous Nigerian third sector organization which she co-coordinates with her partner, Dr. Yahaya Hashim. Judith is the mother of 4 girls and is committed to working on issues of leadership, social development and reproducitve health in Northern Nigeria.
"I have been coordinating this program since 2002 and believe that is one of the most fulfilling jobs in the world," says Judith. "The RH Leadership community in Northern Nigeria is dynamic, committed and made up of a multitude of concerned stakeholders, from Islamic scholars to teachers to health professionals. Its a great learning environment."
contributed by christopher mbasua on Feb 11 3:35am
My vision for the RH Leaders Networks by the year 2011 is one of a dynamic and sustainable cohesive group of women and men working together in a supportive manner to realize shared goals in RH while at the same time incorporating others and expanding the collective of mobilized individuals ready to take leadership in RH at all levels. In this vision the LDM program in its current form will no longer exist.