Anita Anastacio

Anita is currently the Deputy Regional Director for East and Southern Africa of Childfund International, based in Lusaka, Zambia. She is responsible for coordination of regional, country office, and HQ global program initiatives to strengthen program quality and promote the implementation and integration of programs.  Their work focuses on Mozambique, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Zambia.


In early 2013, she moved to ChildFund International and became Director of Life Stage Programming—programs for children aged 6-14. Two years later, she became the Director for Child, Youth Development and Protection. In that role she oversaw all technical advisors and grants management staff supporting the 25 national offices in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation for. These programs focus on children during the life cycle from 0 - 24 years of age.


From 2009 to 2013 she worked as the Senior Technical Advisor for Education with the International Rescue committee in New York where she managed a team of technical education advisors within IRC’s Children and Youth Technical Unit which provides technical support to IRC’s 22 country offices.


After graduating in 2006 from CIE she became CARE’s Chief of Party for the Partnership for Advancing Community Based Education project in Afghanistan. The community-based education project included support to primary education, accelerated primary education for out-of-school youth, adult literacy and early childhood education. [6-18]





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