Emily Bove is a women’s rights advocate and a gender-in-development expert currently working as the Director of the Alliance for Women’s Solutions at Women Thrive Worldwide.

She has more than 10 years of experience working with grassroots women’s rights organizations in Indonesia, Cameroon, and throughout Africa and the Caribbean.

Ms. Bove worked in post-tsunami Aceh to develop community-based beneficiary feedback mechanisms and supervise the German Technical Corporation’s Economic Recovery and Microfinance Program's monitoring and evaluation activities. Her work has also taken her to Cameroon, where she managed and implemented a Gender Transformative Fund from the German Technical Corporation in the field of gender-based violence, with a special focus on rape, HIV, and breast ironing.

Prior to joining Women Thrive, she worked on gender and financial adaptation in the Caribbean with disaster risk management teams at the World Bank.

Ms. Bove holds a bachelor's degree from the Institute of Political Studies of Lyon, France, and a master's in Migration Studies from the University of Sussex, UK. She also completed a Graduate Exchange Program at Georgetown University.


Sub-specialties: women’s movement building, grassroots and community-led efforts for gender equality

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