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Morgan Mickle is a gender and inclusion technical expert and program manager with over 12 years of experience supporting gender equality, women’s empowerment, youth engagement, inclusive development, and violence prevention programming in the health, agriculture, nutrition, economic growth, and education sectors for a diverse range of community and faith-based organizations, national and international NGOs, U.S. government agencies, and private sector businesses.
Morgan currently serves as a Senior Program Officer in Banyan Global’s Gender and Youth Practice where she leads gender equality, youth, and social inclusion integration efforts on agriculture and health activities and provides direct technical assistance to clients on women’s economic empowerment and gender integration. She is also a 2021 SID-Washington Annual Conference Lightning Talks Contest winner for her video, “The Art of Cross-cutting in International Development: 5 Lessons for Taking it to the Next Level,” which examines whole-of-project priorities, such as gender, and practical application for development practitioners.
Prior to joining Banyan Global, Morgan worked at WI-HER where she managed a series of gender and health portfolios. She has also held communication and program analyst roles in USAID’s Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean. Morgan served as a Community Health Volunteer with Peace Corps Mozambique where she worked to strengthen health services for populations most in need including women, mothers, youth, children, prisoners, and persons affected by HIV and AIDS. While there, she also served as National Coordinator for the Gender Committee to support gender mainstreaming across the post’s activities.
Morgan is passionate about promoting interest and advancement in the interventional development sector particularly for youth, women, and persons of color. Morgan serves as a mentor through Young Black Professionals in International Affairs and as an Advisory Board member for Teens of Color Abroad. Morgan holds a Master of Arts in International Affairs focusing on development, gender, and conflict resolution from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from The College of William and Mary. She enjoys dancing, singing, travel, and language.