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Thokozile RUZVIDZO
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa
Director, Gender, Poverty & Social Policy Division
Thokozile Ruzvidzo is Director of the Gender, Poverty & Social Policy Division. Her areas of expertise include policy research, strategic planning, strategic partnerships advocacy, inter-governmental negotiations, organizational development and management administration. She is the former Board Chair of UNESCO International Institute for Capacity-Building in Africa and Akina Mama wa Afrika, and a member of the Union of International Associations, Geneva. Prior to joining ECA, she worked as a consultant in gender equality and women’s empowerment, organisational development and social development also as Executive Director/ Founder of the Zimbabwe Women’s Resource Centre and Network, a non-governmental organization and at senior level in the Government of Zimbabwe. Her most recent publications address topics such as actions and commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals and on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Ms. Ruzvidzo holds a M.A. in policy studies from a joint programme of the University of Fort Hare/ Zimbabwe and Dar es Salaam.
Areas of Expertise
Gender Equality And The Empowerment Of Women, Policy Development, Social Science


Postgraduate diploma
Agricultural Economics
Imperial College London, Wye
Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics
Master's Degree
Policy Studies
University of Zimbabwe
Master’s Degree (Policy Studies), University of Zimbabwe/Fort Hare
Bachelor's degree
University of Zimbabwe
Bachelor’s Degree (Sociology)