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March 27, 2013
Umair has six years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Physics from the GC University Lahore in Pakistan. He is founder/Director of Kafka Welfare Organization which is a social youth organization of Pakistan. He has also worked as an Active Citizen in Pakistan under British Council; he helped improve the education young people in Pakistan. Previously, Umair worked with a community-based organization on civic education and promote voter’s rights awareness. Umair has volunteered as a trainer of non-formal and basic education with young people, including Heal trust UNFPA and the ILM Possible project of British Council in Pakistan. Through these experiences, he developed strong training, planning and implementation skills. Umair enjoys focusing on the topics of education, human rights, women empowerment and social media, and has a strong passion for youth empowerment for both genders. He is interested in reading, writing, photography and blogging.
Cleopatra Ndlovu has nine years of experience in the nonprofit sector in Zimbabwe. She has a Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree in English and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Media and Communications from the University of Zimbabwe. She is a former Director of Women in Politics Support Unit (WiPSU), a feminist nongovernmental organization that promotes the participation of women in politics in Zimbabwe. Previously, Cleopatra was employed by Women’s Action Group (WAG), which is an organization which seeks to promote women’s sexual and reproductive health rights. During her three years at WAG, she was the Communications Officer and the Editor of their quarterly magazine, Speak Out/Taurai/Khulumani. Cleopatra is a founding member of The Girls Legacy, an organization seeking to build the capacity of young women and girls through leadership development and mentoring so that they can live empowered lives and become models and change agents in their communities. She has served as a Board Member for several organizations including Transparency International- Zimbabwe, Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, Youth Initiative for Democracy in Zimbabwe, Women and AIDS Support Network and Zimbabwe Young Women’s Network for Peace Building. Cleopatra has a strong passion for women’s rights.