Dr. Erick Yegon is a Youth and Sexual and Reproductive Rights Specialist based out of the ICRW-Africa office with wide-ranging experience in research and monitoring and evaluation (M&E). For over a decade, Dr. Yegon has managed, designed, and led the implementation of M&E systems, conducted project evaluations, and provided technical leadership for large scale adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. His current work at ICRW includes providing technical assistance to a project concerning how COVID-19-related health and economic shocks, and the policy responses to them, interact with pre-existing gender and other social norms to impact the livelihood, experience of gender based violence (GBV) and SRH outcomes for women who work in the urban informal economy in Kenya and Uganda. He also leads technical components of a mixed-methods evaluation of an intervention to promote positive masculinity for sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equality in informal settlements in selected cities in sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to joining ICRW, Erick worked with EngenderHealth as the Senior Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Advisor, East Africa Region. He led SRHR research to generate high-quality evidence to inform programming in Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Malawi. Dr. Yegon has served as a principal investigator and was the project director for evaluating a community-based mobile referral system to improve reproductive healthcare in Western Kenya, the Principal investigator for a Post Abortion Family Planning project in Tanzania and he oversaw research programs in East Africa, including day-to-day aspects of the process evaluation of Securing Women’s Reproductive Rights in Kenya Project.