Ms Thokozile Ruzvidzo

Ms. Thokozile Ruzvidzo is currently the Director of the Social Development Policy Division in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).  Within ECA, she has held various positions that include Coordinator of the African Centre, Director – African Centre for Gender

Ms Nalini Burn

Education BSc (Hons.) Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London,  United Kingdom, 1971; MSc Economics of Development, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom, 1973 Academic experience : Senior lecturer in Economics, University of Mauritius,

Dr. Joseph Pitso

Dr Joseph Pitso has a PhD in Demography from the Australian National University. He is currently a Senior Program Officer-Gender and Head of Gender Unit in the SADC SECRETARIAT.  The main purpose of his job is to supervise, coordinate, facilitate and monitor

Dr Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba

His Excellency Dr Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba is a former President of Namibia, serving his country from 2005 to 2015. Amongst other accomplishments as President, he is lauded for pushing for gender equality, increasing spending on housing and education, and speeding up land

President Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe

His Excellency President Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe is a former President of South Africa. Born in July 1949 in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, Mr Motlanthe was elected by parliament in September 2008 as President of South Africa. He served until May 2009. Mr Motlanthe

Hon. Buumba Malambo

Hon Buumba Malambo councillor for Magoba ward is a dynamic Humanitarian aged 24.She is a social work graduate from the University of Zambia who began her charity at age 16.At age 15 she was already involved in charity volunteer work with Judith

Dr. Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe

Specioza Naigaga Wandira Kazibwe, is a Ugandan surgeon and politician. She is also referred to as “Nnalongo”, because of her twin daughters. She was Vice President of Uganda from 1994 to 2003. She was the first woman in Africa to hold the position of vice-president of a sovereign nation. In August 2013,

Hon. Jessie Kabwila

Jessie Kabwila is a member of parliament of the Malawi National Assembly representing Salima North West, Education and Government Assurances Committees. Kabwila is chair of the Women’s Caucus, member of SADC Parliamentary Forum.  She is Publicity Secretary for the main opposition party

Ms. Izeduwa Derex-Briggs

Izeduwa (Zed) is UN Women’s Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa. Zed has previously served as UN Women Representative in South Sudan between 2012 and 2016. She also served as the Representative in Liberia for over three years. Prior to joining