In her role as Executive Director of FAWE, Hendrina ensures that the 34 national chapters that make the organisation’s regional secretariat implement the most effective fiscal and human resource strategies. Hendrina also represents FAWE on various Global Advisory Boards in this capacity such as United National Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI), Global Education Monitoring Report as well as chairing the Gender is my Agenda Campaign (GIMAC) among others.
To the summit, she brings over 35 years of work experience as trained and practising teacher and a leader who has successfully overseen regional and global projects. She also has a stellar resume in her previous jobs before joining FAWE in 2007: she was the education manager at the Irish Embassy in Zambia; she was Zambia’s Oxfam’s National Coordinator; she managed the Commonwealth Education Fund Project which offered technical support to 12 local Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Zambia.
Her expertise lies in, but not limited to design and development of gender-responsive programmes, offering in-service training to teachers on gender responsive models. She is also skilled in coordination, monitoring and evaluations of projects as well as policy analysis. Ministries of education, funding partners and other civil societies have enlisted her skills to review and design curriculum.
Her extensive work in and out of the learning environment has equipped her with an excellent understanding of gender and education issues, and the challenges that impede access to education, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. She is also committed to social justice, social development work, advocacy, networking and fundraising for equal access to education.