Ndana Bofu-Tawamba, a proud African citizen and Zimbabwean national, is the CEO & Executive Director at UAF-Africa. Ndana brings to the women’s movement, a sophisticated appreciation of the global philanthropy
architecture, multi-facetted narratives of women’s leadership successes and struggles and a lived reality characterised by gender injustice, grit, hard work and remarkable achievement.Prior to joining UAF-Africa, Ndana was in charge of the UN Women office in Zimbabwe, where she led the execution of multi-million dollar funded EC, DFID and DANIDA Gender Support Program. She has lectured at the Women’s University in Africa, been invited as guest lecturer and speaker at several institutions to speak about African Women’s Leadership, New Frontiers of Philanthropy, the nexus of HIV & AIDS, Ebola, Gender and Conflict; Psychology of Women as an intellectual discipline as well as on Women, Peace, Security and Justice.
Ndana is an Executive Education on Leadership alumnus of INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau, France and Singapore. She earned her Master’s degree in Women’s Studies from Lancaster University, UK; Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Social Psychology from University of Zimbabwe and a diploma in Personnel Management. Ndana sits on the Board of the International Network of Women’s Funds, Mexico. Her work with UAF-Africa, the Global women’s movement, the UN, academia and regional consultancy assignments has meant extensive travels across Africa and the globe, thereby allowing her to combine her commitment to social justice with an opportunity to further explore women and girl’s realities throughout the world.