Alumni Series—MPP 2017, Morgan Limo
Population Works Africa, a feminist network of consultants working to elevate African development solutions that are locally rooted, recently profiled Morgan McClain-McKinney Limo, a 2017 graduate of our Master in Public Policy program and current Foreign Service Officer at USAID.
As part of the Population Works Africa Instagram series, Morgan shared her thoughts on why black women in development are so important. We reproduce them here:
"Breaking down preconceived notions and building in mechanisms to explore intersectionality, institutional, or societal barriers to development is a work in progress, and so critically needed in our field. Being unable to disentangle blackness and womanhood, among other identities, black women are incredibly skilled at examining development challenges from a variety of perspectives, and while some challenges are able to be addressed in traditional programming, others require more radical and innovative approaches."
Keep up the good work, Morgan. And best wishes to all at Population Works Africa as you work to empower “Africa’s most precious resource: Its population.”
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