Janah NcubeJanah Ncube

Nairobi, Kenya


Occupational Information

Occupation: International Development/ Public Policy

Occupational Position: Global Campaigns Director for Crisis Action.

Professional History

Janah Ncube was recently appointed as the Global Campaigns Director for Crisis Action. Prior to this she was Pan Africa Director for Oxfam. Her work in the last 10 years has had particular focus on Africa’s regional integration and civil society development on the continent. Her career spans over 15 years of working on human rights, with a particular focus on women’s rights. She has also been active in conflict reduction and peace building; reducing poverty and injustice with organisations such as the SADC Secretariat, the Centre for Citizens’ Participation on the African Union, Women in Politics Support Unit amongst others.

She is a Chevening scholar, and in 2005, the University of Bradford gave her an award to recognise her outstanding contribution in managing diversity.


My special project was working with a group of women I was mentoring to set up the Girls Legacy project. The Girls legacy seeks to build the capacity of young women and girls in Zimbabwe through leadership development and mentoring so that they can live empowered lives and become models and change agents in their communities. The Girls Legacy invests in young women


Masters Degree in Gender and Women


2006 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow


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