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Seeing the World as a Network – Yadira Almodovar-Diaz

by on August 14, 2013

Online communities of practice (COPs) are one of MEASURE Evaluation’s innovations in capacity building and knowledge management. Through them, our colleagues in the countries we have worked in have the opportunity to teach and learn from each other. Although online, the COPs are by no means on autopilot. They need someone to organize them and to facilitate interactions. Yadira Almodovar-Diaz does that for the Creating Enabling Environments for Monitoring and Evaluation (CEEME) Community of Practice.

Yadira is based in MSH’s offices in Washington, DC, where she joined in the AIDSTAR-Two Project in 2009. For that project, she provides management and technical assistance to Ministries of Health and civil society groups on gender-based violence and best practices for service delivery with key populations in countries in Latin America, Africa, South East Asia, and Eastern Europe. For a while she served as their Chief of Party in Honduras. She joined MEASURE Evaluation in December of last year.

The youngest of two children, Yadira was raised the small town of Hatillo in northern Puerto Rico. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Puerto Rico, and her MPH at George Washington University. She enjoys reading, organizing and participating in book clubs; dancing Latin, Brazilian and African music; and cycling. That makes three dancers I know of in the project; the others being Krista and Stacey. Did I miss someone?

Jim

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