Chisina Kapungu

Chisina Kapungu is a senior gender and youth specialist for YouthPower Learning at the International Center for Research on Women. In this role, Chisina Kapungu provides technical oversight to research and evaluation projects focused on gender, youth development and adolescent health. She has nearly 15 years of experience as a clinical psychologist, community-based researcher and program developer with special expertise in adolescent health, sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. She manages research and evaluations designed to build the evidence base about positive youth development and informs the global community on how to strengthen youth's skills, assets, competencies and enabling environment. Prior to joining YouthPower Learning and ICRW in 2015, Chisina was an assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at University of Illinois at Chicago leading maternal acnd child projects in Ghana and Zimbabwe. She also worked as a health policy fellow in the office of Senator Edward Markey (D-MA), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, where she provided scientific and technical expertise identifying emerging health policy issues in women's health, infectious disease, global and domestic public health crisis response, and international development.