The board is drawn from various people of proven integrity and excellent track records.
Lucy Chivasa holds a Bachelor’s in Law from the University of Zimbabwe and a Masters in Constitutional and Human Rights law from the Midlands State University in Gweru, Zimbabwe. She is also a Hubert. H. Humphrey fellow (law and Human Rights, University of Minnesota U.S.A) Miss Chivasa is a human rights lawyer with over 10 years experience in human rights training, litigation, research and advocacy as well as community mobilisation. Currently she works for the legal Resources Foundation as Centre lawyer for Masvingo Province . Lucy has dedicated her career working to enhance Women’s human rights and she is also passionate about promoting law and policy reform as well as encouraging citizen participation in issues of governance and Democracy.
Board Vice ChairpersonRita Beauty Nyampinga is an award winning human rights defender and a gender and women’s rights activist whose over thirty years + experience with various organisations has seen her hold very influential positions in the structures of the labour movement as a lobbyist, advocate, trainer in peace building, advisor, community mobiliser and other posts. Rita has worked with local and international organisations as board member with special interest on gender and human resources. As such she is founder and Director of Female Prisoners Support Trust a humanitarian organization working with the marginalised women and children in places of detention. Special focus on health, access to treatment, working with peer educators in prisons on sexual and reproductive health and rights. She sits on boards of powerful networks Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development, Female Students Network, Women and Land in Zimbabwe. She was part of the Church and Civil Society Platform which worked closely with the Organ on National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration during the Government of National Unity (2008-2013) in Zimbabwe. In addition, Rita is an Alumni of Integrity Action International and is the focal person of the International Dialogue on Peace building and State Building, World March of Women. Rita Nyampinga- also a philanthropist, holds a doctorate in human letters (PHD-DHL) conferred by the International Institute of Philanthropy. It is in recognition of the work done and that she continues doing in communities. Rita has travelled extensively as a negotiator in conflict areas in search of peace, social and economic justice. She is also a poet and writer. Rita has been invited on several occasions to address women and students’ gatherings in Institutions of higher learning and has also addressed church gatherings as a renowned public speaker.
Board SecretaryTendai Concilia Wenyika
Tendai Concilia Wenyika, is Pan- African gender activist. She is citizen of the world, whose served as diplomat (2009-2015), with the Pan African Youth Union, a specialized agent of the African Union . Its this experience , that has great shaped and informed her appreciation and passion for global work and politics. The service in diplomatic work, compelled her desire for service and her advocacy work around the need for women in Africa to occupy critical space, in each and every space where decisions affecting their lives are made. She has addressed the African Union Heads of States summits , 2011, in Equatorial Guinea and 2013, in Ethopia Addis Ababa 2013 , 50th Anniversary of the African Union Summit, The Africa- Europe Heads of States Summit, Brussels, 201. Subsequently in 2013, she was awarded by Junior Chambers International , in Taiwan, as one of the Ten Outstanding Young People of the World.
She holds of Hons Degree in Media and Society Studies from the Midlands State university (2003-2007);Masters in Peace, Leadership and conflict Resolution (2013-2015) Zimbabwe Open University ; LLB Hons in Law, University of Cavendish. (2015-2018).She has served in various boards and co-founder of various organizations , such as the Zimbabwe Youth Council, Zimbabwe Young Women’s Network, Upfumi kuvadiki. She currently serves as the Vice President of the Health Professions in Zimbabwe and is also a business enterpreneur. She is also currently a PHD candidate with UNISA
Board TreasurerRabia Jessub is the Finance and Administration Officer of Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, with eleven years experience in the Finance, Grant management and reporting and administration within the NGO sector. She is the current Board Treasurer of Female Students Network Trust. She is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Accounting with the Oxford Brooke University and certification as a Chartered Accountant with the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA). She also has a Diploma in Finance with the Institute of Certified Managers (UK). She has also been trained on Software Security Systems and Cooperative Agreements: Rules and Regulations course offered by Inside NGO. As a woman privileged to know her rights, She is passionate to share and help other women to fight and observe their rights in different paradigms of the society.
Dr Solomon Mungure
Dr Mungure has broad consultancy expertise in governance, violence and transitional justice, elections review and analysis, M&E, environmental policies, resource extraction, decentralization and devolution and human security. He also has extensive experience in field research, conducting baseline researches, designing research instruments, data collection, data analysis and presentations on natural resources (water and minerals), conflict, transitional justice, public policy. He is also familiar with the child rights research, Harmonised Social Cash transfer and grant application processes. Dr Mungure possesses strong skills in handling and engaging research participants and communities in participatory research processes. He also has extensive experience in training government officials eg MPs and Cabinet Minister on policy matters. He also has strong practical case analysis and facilitation and training on dialogue, negotiation and mediation with the Zimbabwe Inter-Party Dialogue, Chiefs Council, Parliament of Zimbabwe and civil Society leadership. He is also intellectually conversant with Integrated Conflict Analysis, Peace building, Governance and Development. He also possesses high intellectual and practical understanding of the sustainable development agenda and strong leadership skills in coordinating collaborative regional natural resources and transitional justice research projects. Dr Mungure holds a PhD: Environmental and Natural Resource Policy, State and a Masters in Peace and Governance and another Masters in Social Ecology. He also holds a BSc Special Honours (Geography and Environmental Science) and BS & Education (Geography).
Board MemberTabani Moyo is a versatile communication, marketing and reputation management expert. He currently serves as the Director for MISA Zimbabwe. He also serves as a board member for the Media Alliance of Zimbabwe, NGO Human Rights Forum and Crisis Coalition. Throughout his career he has been at the forefront of promoting the active involvement of women in leadership positions. He is currently running social media campaigns against online violence targeting women leaders. Moyo has more than 15 years accumulative experience in both communication and marketing industries. He is currently studying towards DBA. In addition, he is a certified chartered marketer (CIM, UK), holds an MBA, Chartered Postgrad Marketing, BBA Marketing, BA Media studies and several diplomas.
WALPE is a women’s political empowerment and leadership academy set up to advance knowledge and deepen the capacity of women who want to successfully run for public elected positions. It seeks to provide women with theoretical and practical trainings that empower them to run for public office.
The academy is driven by the need to challenge the status quo, through creating platforms and opportunities for women to get into decision making and leadership positions