Christine Bailey - Senior Technical Advisor, Bantwana Initiative

Christine Bailey

Senior Technical Advisor Eswatini

Christine brings over a decade of international development experience, delivering programming in more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia and Central and South America. She has worked extensively developing and implementing communications for behavior change programs tackling Ebola, WASH, and maternal and child health issues, among others. Since 2015, she has led Bantwana’s Eswatini team, drawing on strong program management, leadership, team building skills and aggressive business development to grow the portfolio and deliver excellence in programming. As Senior Technical Advisor, Christine leverages a passion for creative thinking and a native love for designing innovative, responsive programs that respond to the needs of the sector and embrace the challenges of the field.

Christine currently leads a broad Eswatini portfolio working collaboratively with the Government of the Kingdom of eSwatini (GoKe) to pilot and scale programming that strengthens critical systems for impact at scale. So far the portfolio has developed and piloted a National Case Management System and a GoKe-endorsed HIV prevention and Life Skills Education program reaching all secondary schools. Under Christine’s direction, the team is currently implementing an innovative program to create an important evidence base for improved sector-wide impact through the DREAMS Innovations Challenge program for in and out-of-school adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) to increase educational reach, reduce harmful gender norms, and increase resilience to the impacts of poverty and HIV.

Christine holds a Masters degree in International Development from Ohio University and a Masters in Film from Columbia University. (Christine is honored to have worked for 8 years in film and prime time television, acquiring vision, harnessing passion, and developing a love for the collaborative creative process.)