Elizabeth currently works as an Innovations in Development Advisor, Leadership Development Consultant and Executive Coach. She brings to the Board of The Centre over thirty years’ experience in development work with national governments, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations. She served as Deputy Regional Director for Africa at the United Nations Development Programme; UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Ethiopia, Kenya and Zimbabwe. She joined the UN in 1989 as UNDP Deputy Representative in the Gambia; then Manager of the UNDP Gender in Development Programme in New York. She also worked as interim Regional Programme Director for UN Women for East and Horn of Africa. Prior to joining the United Nations, she worked as Africa Director for OXFAM America; Director for Communications with the All-Africa Conference of Churches; Producer and Director of Programmes at Voice of Kenya and Uganda Television; and also worked as a Media Correspondent.

Elizabeth Lwanga brings expertise in institutional development, management of development including policy dialogue and formulation, strategic planning, programme analysis and design, gender analysis and the advancement of women; development support communications and management of development in crisis, transitional or special circumstances; mediation and peace building; partnership building, advocacy and resource mobilization. She is an Eminent Woman of the Women’s Situation Room (WSR) for African Elections; member of the African Women Mediators’ Network (FemWiseAfrica) and the African Women Leadership Network (AWLIN).


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