Policy Development and Advocacy (PDA)
Zanele describes herself as a strategic, critically thinking, results and action orientated creative, highly skilled at determining innovative and game-changing 21st century solutions to address women, adolescent and youth health issues, particularly in the Health & Wellbeing, Gender Equality and Social Entrepreneurship sectors. She’s committed to integrating complex problems together to formulate high-level, sustainable, equitable and efficiently effective solutions and strategies. Zanele is overall determined to providing research and evidence-based technical assistance to intergovernmental and international, regional and national civil society organizations.
She’s experienced in not only engaging and influencing national and regional public health policies and global strategies, but also in providing effective advocacy, addressing the human rights and health needs of adolescents, women and young people. Zanele is a Mandela Washington Fellow and has been placed with Sonke for a 3 months practicum. She will be working on a range of projects including a referral database, assistance with the stakeholder meeting on public transport/gender, case studies on the Global Gag Rule, and some of the local govt work that we are involved in.