Women's Equality Day

August 26, 2021


Every day we are challenged to end gender inequality and celebrate our impact through the hundreds of projects that are profiled in the RTI Global Gender Center. Please make sure we haven’t missed any of yours so that they can be profiled on the website. Or better yet, let me know if you want to present on your project and also with collaborating partners. Meanwhile let’s meet on August 26th for Women’s Equality Day with these two awesome USAID projects and speakers.

Arlene Nietes Satapornvanit is the Project Manager of the Sustainable Fish Asia (SUFIA) Local Capacity Development Activity in Southeast Asia and Coral Triangle regions implemented by RTI International. Ms. Satapornvanit has expertise in sustainable and ethical aquaculture and fisheries, gender equality and social inclusion, capacity development and training, project management, participatory field research, and gender-responsive value chain analysis. Aside from her PM role with SUFIA, she is also the Organizational Development Specialist and GESI Specialist. She is a member of the Asian Fisheries Society and its Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section, the Social and Gender Steering Committee of the Asian Seafood Improvement Collaborative (ASIC), and the International Organisation for Women in the Seafood Industry. She has worked as a Technical Trainer for US Peace Corps Fisheries Volunteers, Researcher in sustainable aquaculture, and Gender Specialist with USAID fisheries and aquaculture projects in Asia and the Pacific.


Mike Mukirane Biregho (He/Him) is a Senior Technical Advisor for Health Systems Strengthening at RTI International, located in Uganda. In this role, he supports the Uganda Ministry of Health to achieve self-reliance for Neglected Tropical Diseases programming. Prior to joining RTI International, Mike worked with CARE International in Uganda as an Initiative Manager for Sexual Reproductive and Maternal Health. Mike also worked with the East African Community as a National Open Health Initiative Officer based at Ministry of Health, Uganda with an overall goal of contributing to the improvement of Reproductive Maternal Newborn and Child Health services within the East African Community Partner States. Mike holds a MSc degree in Health Services Management of Uganda Martyrs University – Nkozi, a bachelor’s degree in environmental health sciences of Makerere University School of Public Health, a PGD in Monitoring and Evaluation, and a National Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health. 



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