Virginia Muwanigwa

23 Feb 2018

Virginia Muwanigwa, Communications, gender and development practitioner: 26 years experience
including encompassing: Director of Humanitarian Information Facilitation Centre, Head of Women’s
Rights Programme, ActionAid Zimbabwe; Information Programme Officer with Zimbabwe Women’s
Resource Centre and Network; Gender Specialist at Practical Action; Women Workers’ Rights
Programme Coordinator with International Federation of Building and Wood Workers; and Regional
Coordinator/Head of Editorial Department, Southern African Research and Documentation Centre.
Extensive programming experience focussing on gender mainstreaming in project cycle management
– proposal formulation and design, development, planning, implementation, monitoring and
evaluation; Expertise in gender, information and communications; gender and media advocacy; and
communications strategy development and training; extensive use of rights-based approaches for
advocacy on women’s rights; extensive link with women’s movement at national, regional and
international level; 6 years exclusive focus on research and analysis of socio- economic and political
analysis in SADC. Won a regional award for 2006 Best Print News in SADC by Gender and Media in
Southern Africa.