Esther Abodunrin is Manager of Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives at the Global Environment and Technology Foundation.
In this role, she supports partnership development and delivery across the organizations practice areas (water security, women’s empowerment, community development, sustainability innovation and health and wellbeing), with an emphasis on building out GETF’s health and women’s empowerment practice.
Esther brings a range of experience managing global health projects across Sub-Saharan Africa. A key highlight of her professional experience has been supporting The Coca-Cola Company’s flagship partnership – Project Last Mile – and supporting the partnership to reach more communities with increased medicine access. She has supported women’s economic empowerment-focused organizations with creating linkages between women’s empowerment, business training programs, and the availability of financing for women-owned businesses.
Esther is committed to finding innovative solutions for meeting international development challenges. She is a global citizen who has lived and worked in various parts of the world including Southern Africa, Europe, and the United States. She is a champion for making development community-centric and data-driven. Her key interests are in the areas of women’s economic empowerment, impact investing, global health, public-private partnerships, and social entrepreneurship. Esther holds a Social Impact MBA and an MSc in Global Health Policy and Management from Brandeis University’s School of Social Policy and Management and a BA in Economics and International Studies from Earlham College.