As the Gender Specialist with Tanzania People and Wildlife (TPW), Prisca Urio develops and implements gender mainstreaming action plans for all of the organization’s programs and operations. She also supports TPW’s programs to incorporate a gender lens into their day-to-day activities.

With more than eight years of experience in the field of gender and development, Prisca has worked to uplift the lives of thousands of marginalized community members in different projects across Tanzania. Through her work with several international NGOs, she has designed and implemented gender strategies and integrated gender equity and equality aspects into a variety of projects, mainly in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. Prisca has a wealth of experience developing and conducting participatory trainings and facilitating adult learning courses in human rights-based approaches, leadership, and governance. She has also worked to establish a community center for women, which helped them to realize their potential to bring development to their communities.

Prisca holds a bachelors’ degree in gender and development and is currently a master’s student in international cooperation and development at the Open University of Tanzania. She is passionate about helping people to transform their lives – especially women and girls who are the most vulnerable community members in Tanzania due to outdated cultural and traditional practices.