TNGO Fellowship Program

Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda 

Research Dates: March 26, 2012 - April 6, 2012

Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda PictureCurrent Position: General Secretary, World Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)

Organization: The World YWCA is a global network of women and young women leading social and economic change in 125 countries


Research Topic: “Inter-generational, shared, and transformative leadership”. The last few decades have witnessed a strong call for women in leadership and decision making, accompanied by a critique of the quality of leadership and nature of relationship of women in leadership and others. The purpose of the research is to contribute to the body of knowledge and practice related to intergenerational, shared and transformative forms of leadership.

Brief Bio: Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda is a trained human rights lawyer with extensive experience in conflict resolution and mediation. For some twenty years, she has been working on issues of women and children's human rights, with a special focus on crisis countries. In 2007, Ms. Gumbonzvanda became General Secretary of the World YWCA.

Full BiographyNyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda 



Research BriefMs. Gumbonzvanda Research Brief

Presentation“Inter-Generational, Shared and Transformative Leadership”

Career Story“It takes personal effort and the whole village to grow a leader: My Life, My Career: Sharing Life Experiences”

Talks: “Inter-generational, Shared, And Transformative Leadership: Advancing Women’s Rights” 

Narrative on Research and Leadership: “An Encounter with the Leader Within: A Two Week Leadership fellowship at Moynihan Institute” (COMING SOON!)