Margaret Masenda Simbi


Margaret Masenda Simbi is the director of Development Associates in Harare, Zimbabwe, and the program manager of a five-year European Union funded project designed to guide medium-sized NGOs through a general management development process, and to provide them with organizational training in strategic planning, fundraising, governance, and policy formulation. Ms. Masenda Simbi is responsible for facilitating workshops, appraising plans and distributing resources, and providing guidance for NGOs in Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, and Rwanda. Her specific areas of expertise include rural and community development; gender issues and HIV/AIDS awareness; organizational and institutional development; evaluation of programs and projects; mentoring; participatory approaches to development; and working with women and children who have been effected by disaster and conflict. She is an associate lecturer at the Open University in the United Kingdom, a board member of Environment Africa and Kuisyap, and has served as a consultant, coordinator, and facilitator for numerous international development organizations. Ms. Masenda Simbi received an M.A. in adult education from the University of Zimbabwe, and an M.A. in development management from the Open University. She is a Fellow of Salzburg Seminar Session 389, Linking Theory and Practice in Nonprofit Leadership and Management, 2001.


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