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Barbara Klugman

South Africa

Barbara Klugman (PhD), works freelance, supporting social justice funders, NGOs and social movements in strategy development and evaluation-for-learning. In her freelance role, she is currently the Learning and Evaluation Partner for Tekano – Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity. Clients have included the African Centre for Biodiversity, the American Jewish World Service, the Arcus Foundation, the Asia Safe Abortion Partnership, the Ford Foundation, SWOP (Wits), the Open Society Foundations and WIEGO. She has both published and developed training interventions on advocacy, gender mainstreaming, sexual and reproductive rights, and social justice monitoring, evaluation and learning.

In the 1980s Barbara was an anti-apartheid and women’s rights activist lecturing in Social Anthropology at Wits University. In the 1990s she ran the Women’s Health Project at the School of Public Health, Wits University, which facilitated national consultation and mobilization contributing towards women’s health policy changes in the new democracy. From 2003-2009 she ran the Ford Foundation’s international sexual health and rights portfolio from New York after which she moved into freelance work as Barbara Klugman Concepts (PTY) Ltd. In December 2017, she completed a six year tenure on the board of the Urgent Action Fund-Africa.