I am pleased to introduce Ms Delphine Serumaga as the Representative for UN Women Zimbabwe. Delphine joined UN Women on 4 March 2015.
Delphine has over 22 years of experience in managing teams, organizations and campaigns including as the Executive Director for South Africa’s largest women’s rights organization POWA (2003-2009), Executive Director of Akina Mama wa Afrika and Executive Director of The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. In addition to providing leadership as the Executive Director of CSVR, she headed the Gender and Youth unit that engages in community development, advocacy (African regional and international levels) and Gender justice from the local to the global level. Delphine has an impressive background with experience in the areas of development management, gender justice and women’s rights. Her expertise and experience is focused on development and underdevelopment in relation to global social, political and economic issues with a specific focus on women’s rights and gender equality. Her advocacy and lobbying experience spans national and international levels from the Office of the President (South Africa: Thabo Mbeki era) to the regional level at the African Commission on Human and People’s rights and the African Union (Department of Political Affairs) to the international level; United Nations on women’s rights and development. She is experienced as an advisor in official working groups to ensure implementation of policy and strategic arrangements such as the Presidential Working Group for Women for South Africa.
She holds a BA degree in political science and MSc in Development Management.
Please join me in welcoming Delphine to UN Women.