Educating girls and women has been shown to boost economic productivity, reduce poverty, and increase per capita income. A number of EDC programs work to broaden girls’ horizons through education and skills building.
Drawing on a long history of evidence-based prevention programs and intervention strategies developed to combat HIV and AIDS, EDC plays a key role in efforts to ramp up prevention efforts by efficiently and effectively reaching out to the largest groups most at risk.
After years of leading EDC work in Malawi and Zambia, Simon Richmond recently returned to the United States. He specializes in using educational technologies such as radios and iPods to enhance learning in remote communities.