Dr. Andrea Bertone
Director, Gender Center
Dr. Andrea Bertone brings more than fifteen years of international development and relevant research experience including girls’ education, anti- human trafficking, gender-based violence, gender integration and mainstreaming, women’s empowerment and economic productivity, life skills, and HIV & AIDS. Dr. Bertone’s technical expertise includes business development, proposal design and management, liaison with partners which include local and international NGOS and corporate donors such as Exxon Mobil and Johnson and Johnson, management of research projects, technical assistance, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, and training. She has co-authored two girls’ mentoring guides, including Girls’ Success: Mentoring Guide for Life Skills and Girls’ Success: Mentoring Guide about HIV and AIDS, published by AED. She has several articles in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Bertone also has experience in education as an Associate Research Professor at George Washington University in which she teaches graduate level courses in human trafficking, gender and development and international development. Currently, Dr. Bertone is the Director for the Gender Center at FHI 360 where she provides strategic leadership and management of Center staff and programs and provides programmatic, technical, and backstopping leadership for specified Gender Center programs, including: management support for staff; consultation on technical program implementation issues; guidance in planning and implementing programmatic activities; and liaison activities with a range of funders, key federal staff, collaborating organizations, subcontractors, and other partners.