Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar sits down with Melanne Verveer, executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University.

There are two aspects involved in making positive change on gender issues: the technocratic and the political.

Is the development community getting the balance of these two right? Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar posed this question to Melanne Verveer, executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University.

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    Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.

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