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Etobssie Wako

Grassroots Organizing Institute Coach


Etobssie Wako has over a decade of experience working with grassroots, national, and international organizations addressing reproductive health, rights, and justice issues. As an independent consultant, she has worked with non-profit organizations, government agencies, UN bodies, and foundations in supporting social justice movement-building, strategic planning, leadership development, program management, and evaluation design and implementation.

Etobssie believes systems change and social justice are seeded and nurtured in communities, and as such is committed to strengthening grassroots organizations through building practices of informed decision making, process evaluation, capacity development, strategic communication, intersectional collaboration, and fostering compassionate work environments. She upholds her ancestral teachings that communities are architects of their own solutions and believes in the power of community-centered, creative, collaborative, and futuristic ideas in informing transformative and sustained change.