Wade Channell in conversation with WIFT Georgia President Tsiako Abesadze on the role of men in fighting gender inequality.
Wade Channell is the Senior Economic Growth Advisor for Gender at the United States Agency for International Development (https://www.usaid.gov/). For the past seven years, he has lead women's economic empowerment programming for the Agency, seeking to support USAID colleagues around the world in advancing women's empowerment and gender equality.
Prior to becoming a full-time gender equality advocate, Wade worked to improve the business enabling environment in developing countries, applying law and economics to the problems of dysfunctional legal and financial systems that impede the ability of average citizens to make a decent living. He has taught international development and international management at George Washington University and George Mason University, and regularly participates as a panelist and speaker on gender issues, consistently raising the issues of gender-based violence no matter what the primary topic.
Tsiako and Wade will talk about men as passionate feminists and engaging men to address the dysfunctional and toxic concepts of masculinity that drive and maintain women's inequalities.