John Waters Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition
John Waters is the Head of Programs at the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC), and Director of CVC’s Robert CARR Centre for Action Research. CVC is the Caribbean’s largest regional coalition of civil society organizations and community leaders, representing over sixty civil society organizations that work with highly stigmatized populations in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and human rights. A medical doctor by training, Waters has worked in the Sexual and Reproductive health field with Key Populations for the last 20 years – with expertise in clinical practice, managing teams, participatory research, monitoring and evaluation of programs, M&E methodologies and indicators; monitoring and evaluating multi-country largescale health programs; conducting data quality assessments, interpreting performance results; report writing and promoting research uptake. This expertise has enabled him to manage exciting and complex projects mainly focused on health systems strengthening, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, family planning, tuberculosis, and gender based violence. Waters has extensive experience working in resource-limited settings in the Caribbean and Latin America. Trained in community engaged research approaches, much of his research work has been conducted in partnership with local community members and organizations, as well as local authorities.