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Regional Youth and Gender Specialist, ACDI/VOCA, Africa
Lydia Mbevi, Regional Youth and Gender Specialist Africa for ACDI/VOCA, has more than 15 years of experience in agricultural development, humanitarian assistance and livelihoods. Lydia provides support to projects in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Her main role is to ensure that ACDI/VOCA’s mandate of using an integrated approach to transform opportunities for men and women is realized in different projects. She also mentors and coaches project gender specialists to ensure that they have skills and tools to provide technical support to their teams. Lydia is passionate about ensuring that youth are targeted and engaged to positively contribute to development. She is committed to ensuring that the rising youth population will be an asset, particularly in Africa and Asia. Lydia has a Masters in Gender and Development from Nairobi University (Kenya) and a Bachelor of Commerce from Daystar University (Kenya).