A fierce advocate for the development of Africa, Nozipho’s work has seen her travel across the globe moderating discussions among presidents, billionaires and Fortune 100 executives.
As someone who is not big on titles, Nozipho simply describes her work as, “helping smart people have simple conversations that make the world a better place”. The work that she has done extends from global bodies like the World Bank, UN Women, the International Labor Organisation, and a range of blue-chip companies across the world.
Her love for conversation also spills into academia. As a member of faculty for Duke Corporate Education and Duke University, she has been afforded an opportunity to teach and facilitate leadership insights for high performance teams and organisations across Africa.
“I believe that Africa’s greatest opportunity for development lies in the continent’s human capital advantage. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to fuse conversation and leadership to create immersive learning experiences that have deep neurological impact”, said Mbanjwa on her website.
The appointment by the World Bank and Global Citizen has given her a chance to amplify her passion for human capital development.
Many African countries are fairing badly on the Human Capital Index and this can be attributed to the high unemployment rate, poor access to knowledge and skills, and even poor healthcare which leads to stunted growth amongst many other barriers to productivity. Nozipho is going to be shining the spotlight on what CAN be done about improving human capital as part of her appointment.
Nozipho is backed by a wealth of qualifications as listed below:
- MA: International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS, University of London
- MPhil: Development Finance (cum laude), Stellenbosch Business School
- B(Hons): International Relations, University of Pretoria
- BPolsci: Political Science, University of Pretoria
To know more about Nozipho, you can follow her on via her Instagram page.