Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Rachel Mahmud is the Gender Associate for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. She is responsible for managing the Women’s Empowerment Fund, and supporting the design and management of the Alliance’s gender programming. Previously, she worked at ACDI/VOCA as a project coordinator for enterprise development programs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Burkina Faso, and Sri Lanka. She served as the coordinator for the gender community of practice, and supported the development and roll-out of a gender mainstreaming training program. She has traveled throughout East and West Africa to provide technical assistance on value chain analysis, training delivery, grant management, and project start-up and close-out. Ms. Mahmud holds a B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University with concentrations in Development and African Studies, and a minor in Geography. She speaks French and English.