Gender equality in the African and South African Context

Ms. Barbara Kalima-Phiri will be talking on her role during her work at the continental level as Africa Director for a Pan
Africa research and advocacy organisation, AFRODAD, leading and managing projects in 10 African countries. She conducted ground breaking research on key development issues related to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), gender, aid, trade, and poverty reduction strategies. She was very engaged in high level advocacy with the World Bank & IMF Spring Meetings, UN General Assembly and ECOSOCC representing African NGOs.
Ms. Kalima-Phiri is currently employed as the Senior Regional Advocacy Advisor for World Vision International responsible for 9 countries in Southern Africa. She has been instrumental in leading the World Vision’s Southern African Region to successfully roll out its social accountability work, child health advocacy, child protection and gender and development initiatives across the 9 countries.