Rita Badiani

Rita Badiani is E2A’s project director. She has a master’s degree in Population Studies and about 30 years of professional experience in program management and development related to international health, primarily reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. The geographic breadth of her experience includes 13 years in Mozambique; 6 years in Nigeria, Tanzania, and Ghana; and 10 years in Brazil. Ms. Badiani spent the last 6 years in Mozambique, where she was the country representative for Pathfinder International. While in Mozambique, she managed a diverse portfolio of projects supported by the US Agency for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the United Nations Population Fund, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, and private donors. Under Ms. Badiani’s leadership, the Government of Mozambique has institutionalized several important initiatives that are advancing sexual and reproductive health in the country, including the Geracao Biz program for youth. Ms. Badiani has significant experience in the areas of family planning, HIV prevention, behavior change, and integration of facility-based services.