Hendrina Doroba is the Executive Director for a pan-African non-governmental organisation known as the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). She heads the FAWE Africa Regional secretariat, ensures the fiscal operations of the Regional secretariat including fundraising, advance, and human resource and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across the 34 FAWE national chapters.
Hendrina serves and represents FAWE on various Global Advisory Board Boards on gender and education including United National Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI), Global Education Monitoring Report, ADEA, Chairs the Gender is my Agenda Campaign (GIMAC) Steering Committee and member of the African Union Economic Social and Cultural Council (ECSOCCO) 2nd General Assembly.
Hendrina has over 35 years of work experience. She is a leader and team player and has successfully managed various teams during her varied portfolios as programme manager and coordinator at both regional and national level, teacher trainer and secondary school teacher.
Prior to joining FAWE in 2007, Hendrina worked with Irish Embassy (Zambia) as Education Manager, and Oxfam GB Zambia as National Coordinator, Commonwealth Education Fund Project, supporting and strengthening the capacities of 12 local NGOs. She also taught Secondary School Mathematics and Geography, developed and coordinated in –service training programmes for mathematics teachers in Zambia for over 20 years.
At FAWE, Hendrina has meritoriously coordinated regional programmes across the 33 sub-Saharan African countries where FAWE has a presence. Her area of expertise include design and development of gender responsive programmes, training of trainers including on FAWE’s gender responsive models, project coordination, monitoring and evaluations, policy analysis, gender mainstreaming and advocacy including curriculum review and design. She is well experienced in strategic planning and she has coordinated and developed strategic plans. Hendrina has excellent networking skills for nurturing partnerships; she has supported and strengthened links between FAWE NCs, various Ministries of Education, funding partners and other civil society.
Hendrina has an excellent understanding of gender and education issues, and the challenges that exists particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. She has ably presented papers on gender and education in Africa at regional and international conference/meetings. Her international exposure has given Hendrina an opportunity to deepen her understanding of the political, economic social and cultural environment in which the social sector reform process operates at various levels globally.
She is passionate about supporting/ building the capacities of teachers in gender responsive pedagogy and empowering the youth to take responsibilities in addressing issues that hinder their education.
Hendrina has a strong commitment to social justice, social development work, advocacy, networking and fundraising for equal access to education. She enjoys being part of the team, as well as managing, motivating, training and developing, a successful and productive team. She thrives in highly pressurised and challenging working environments.