Dr. Jacqueline Ogega
Director, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI)

Dr. Jacqueline Ogega is the Director of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) at World Vision US, where she leads a team of technical experts in GESI integration. Dr. Ogega has over 18 years of experience in international development and peacebuilding, focusing on gender equality, social inclusion, child protection and the empowerment of women and girls. She has worked with various organizations including Creative Associates International, PCI, World Learning and Catholic Relief Services. Her work has involved providing strategic GESI integration in thought leadership, new business development, program quality assurance and impact. She has led multi-million-dollar programs involving multi-sector donors including USAID, DFID, the Ford Foundation, Nike and United Nations agencies. She is technically skilled in training, research and teaching at graduate and certificate levels. For a few years, she taught the religion and foreign policy course to US government foreign service officers in Washington DC, focusing on women of faith in peacebuilding. Dr. Ogega earned her PhD. in peace and conflict studies from the university of Bradford in the UK and holds an M.A in gender and development studies, and a B.A in education. A survivor of gender-based violence, she believes in individual agency, societal resilience and equity of systems as essential and achievable pathways to lasting, transformative change.

Areas of expertise
  • Gender Equality
  • Social Inclusion including disability
  • Women’s Empowerment
  • Adolescent girls
  • Child Protection
  • Maternal, newborn and children health
  • WASH and GESI
  • Economic Empowerment including Women’s Economic Empowerment

Doctorate in peace and conflict studies, Bradford UK
Masters in gender and development studies, Nairobi Kenya


Ogega & Kabir, Penn State Blog: Exacerbating inequalities: How COVID-19 is affecting women and girls in southwest Bangladesh

Ogega, Winter, & Douglas, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion: The World Vision’s Approach and Theory of Change, 2020

Ogega, Senkaba, & Nkonya, A Toolkit for Integrating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Design, Monitoring and Evaluation, 2020

Ogega J., Faith, gender and peacebuilding: The roles of women of faith in peacebuilding in the Conflict between the Gusii and Maasai of south-western Kenya., 2014

Ogega J., 2017 From Afghanistan to Nicaragua, Empowering Women to Overcome Barriers 

YouthPower, 2017 YouthPower Learning Webinar: Skills Development and Economic Opportunity for Young Women

Ogega J., Creative’s Gender Transformative Approach, 2018

Creative Associates, 2018 Staff Spotlight

Ogega J., Pervasive Violence: What Makes Female Genital Cutting Possible, Even Inevitable? 2017

Ogega J., Yale University Reflections Magazine, Moved to tears, Moved to Action, 2011
Issue Title:  Women's Journeys: Progress and Peril Issue Year:2011

Ogega J., Disarmament through education: Women of Faith take the Lead, 2011

Women, Faith and Development Alliance: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark: 2008

Ogega and Marshall; Strengthening Religious Women's Work for Peace Chapter by Jacqueline Ogega and Katherine Marshall in Women, Religion and Peacebuilding: Illuminating the Invisible: Washington, DC : United States Institute of Peace Press, 2015

Restoring Dignity: A toolkit for Religious Communities to end violence against women

A Mapping of Faith-based Responses to Violence against Women and Girls in the Asia-Pacific Region


My #GirlChildLongWalk Story: Dr. Jackie Ogega

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