Charles W. Lewis II
Mission Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor, Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA), USAID
Charles “Will” Lewis II is the Mission Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor for the Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA), USAID, in Bangkok, Thailand.
Before arriving at RDMA in December 2016, Will served for two years as the Senior Gender Advisor and Deputy Director, Gender Office, USAID/Afghanistan. In that capacity, Will oversaw the implementation of USAID’s Promote program, the largest investment in gender equity and female empowerment in the Agency’s history, and launched the Mission’s Countering Trafficking in Persons project and gender-based violence activity. He also co-chaired the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund Gender Working Group (w/World Bank).
Prior to Afghanistan, Will was the Mission Gender Advisor at USAID/Ghana. Prior to USAID, Will was Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Sociology and Service Learning at Tusculum College. A graduate of the University of Kentucky and State University of New York at Stony Brook, with coursework at the University of Amsterdam, he specialized in the sociology of gender and sexuality, with an emphasis in globalization and post-conflict settings. He also completed an Executive Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility from McGill University.