Episcopal Relief & Development Side Events at Women Deliver

If you are attending WD2023 in person, join Episcopal Relief & Development at our Side Event, Advancing Gender Equity and Social Inclusion through Religious Engagement: Evidence & Lessons to Improve our Practice and Policy, or stop by our booth for one of our implementing partner-led Mini-workshops where we will engage in critical dialogue, knowledge sharing, and networking. 

Registration is not required for the Side Event or the Mini-workshops.

Side Event

Advancing Gender Equity and Social Inclusion through Religious Engagement: Evidence & Lessons to Improve our Practice and Policy
(in partnership with World Vision USA)

Kigali Marriott Hotel
Seminar Room
Tuesday, July 18, at 7:00 A.M., CAT
Session number: 17704

Panelists from Episcopal Relief & Development, Episcopal Church Liberia Relief and Development and World Vision USA, will discuss learnings from their faith-based programs advancing Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) in communities across the globe. The panel will specifically discuss data in designing and sustaining GESI approaches, tools that capture evidence of impact, moments of ‘program pause’ and instances when inclusion, social and behavior change were challenging for faith actors and communities, specifically when responding to the agency and resilience of historically marginalized and stigmatized groups.

Chiseche Salome Mibenge, Director, Gender Initiatives, Episcopal Relief & Development
Jacqueline Ogega, Director, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, World Vision USA
Ernest Cajuste, Senior Program Officer, Episcopal Relief & Development
Mother Susanna Lumei, Mission Director, Apostolic Christian Fellowship Church in Liberia
Sheikh Ayouba Jawaraka, Vice Chairperson, National Faith Leaders Advisory Coalition


Over three days, our program and implementing partner staff will host mini-workshops on our program models. 

Episcopal Relief & Development Booth
Booth Kivu 91 (K91)
Exhibition Village

Tuesday, July 18th

3:00-4:30 P.M. CAT: Interfaith Collaboration and Leadership for VAWG Response hosted by Episcopal Church of Liberia Relief & Development (ECLRD) and Episcopal Relief & Development.

Wednesday, July 19th

10:00-11:30 A.M. CAT: Gender and Social Inclusion and Integrated Programs hosted by Episcopal Relief & Development.

3:00-4:30 P.M. CAT: Traditional, Women and Youth Faith Leaders Responding to GBV hosted by Service Anglican pour le Développement Communautaire (SADC), Diocese of Aru, Diocese of Bukavu, ECLRD, and Episcopal Relief & Development.

Thursday, July 20th

10:00-11:30 A.M. CAT: Prayer Circle for Gender Equality hosted by interfaith leaders, Episcopal Relief & Development, ECLRD, Dioceses of Aru, Diocese of Bukavu, and SADC.