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Felice Davids

Junior Advisor

Felice Davids is an anthropologist and Gender & Development specialist. She holds a MA in Social Anthropology of Development from SOAS University of London. At KIT, she works as an advisor within the Gender Team.

Felice is an intersectional feminist with a passion for women’s rights and empowerment, global health and SRHR, and LGBTQIA+ equality. She is keenly interested in storytelling, journalism, and the use of theater for social change. Highly aware of the role of power dynamics in development, she is committed to “putting the power back into empowerment”.

She holds a regional specialization in East- and West-Africa, and has previously conducted research in the Senegal (Dakar) and Tanzania (Zanzibar). Moreover, she has experience working for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Embassy) in Tanzania. Before joining KIT, Felice worked as a Policy Officer for the think tank Socires/foodFIRST, where she organized Dutch Diamond stakeholder conversations on agriculture and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Felice is a creative and critical thinker, committed to transformative approaches and methods. She is skilled in qualitative and mixed-method approaches, obtaining an inter- and multi-disciplinary perspective through her BA Liberal Arts and Sciences at University College Utrecht (UCU).


  • YW4A: Young Women for Awareness, Agency, Advocacy, and Accountability

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    Achieving gender equality and realising womens’ and girl’s empowerment and rights are critical elements of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, progress varies as young women still find their voices silenced in patriarchal families, communities and political spaces, and are subject to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).  This calls for deeper understanding and intensified efforts to contribute […]

  • Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers

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    • Project

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute and the UN Women Training Centre established the certificate Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers (PDPGT) in a response to the growing need for gender capacity strengthening and the absence of formal professional development of gender trainers. The programme is the first of its kind The PDPGT aims to reposition training […]