Pamhidzai Thaka

Pamhidzai Thaka

Gender Focal Point for Southern Africa

Since 2013, Pamhidzai Thaka has been working for Ecumenical Church Leaders Forum (ECLF), a Peacebuilding forum. From early 2019 onwards, she has started working as Gender Officer to ensure an integrated gender programme delivery. This programme will ensure that the protection of rights and needs of women and girls and men and boys are met during the peace building process. This means providing technical assistance on how to integrate gender concerns, realising men and women are affected by conflict differently, thereby taking into account the needs of men, women, girls and boys. This include emergency strategies for addressing conflicts and different forms of violence including gender based violence and other priority concerns during emergencies. 

Previously in her function of Community Cohesion Initiative Officer (1 April, 2015 - December, 2018), her role was to help communities build social and community cohesion through implementation of community cohesion initiatives like communities building bridges, schools, clinics dams. Pamhidzai Thaka is the Regional Liaison Officer for GPPAC Southern Africa now called Southern Africa Partnership for the Prevention of Conflict (SAPPC). She belongs to the Improving Practice Working Group(IPWG) as the Vice Chair and has been a GFP of the IPWG since 2017. She is a trained teacher with 17 years of experience (1991-2007) and has worked for the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development, as a District Development Officer(2007-2013) promoting gender equality and empowerment of women and men.

Region: Southern Africa
Area of Expertise: trained facilitator in dialogue and mediation and more related topics in peacebuilding.

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