Director: Lusophone

Alice is a trained social scientist and activist for human womenâ € ™s rights who has worked in various disciplines, advocacy and media, governance, gender and women rights focusing on community development.

She has senior management level professional with 15 years programme experience, 10 with Oxfam Great Britain and 5 with highly reputable development INGOs. Alice has excellent leadership, interpersonal and people management skills. She values honesty, hard work and commitment. She is a self-starter with a passion for excellence driven by a â € œcan doâ €  attitude and belief that a different and better future is possible. Together We Can End Gender Based Violence.

Working as a Gender Environment and Climate Change Advisor, Alice has been working with others towards the integration of CC issues within the SADC Protocol. She has been supporting the work on the update of the Barometer for Mozambique and Angola. Recently she judged the Climate Change and Faith Based Organizations Categories at the GL SADC Gender Protocol Summit and Awards, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Previously, she was the Oxfam acting Pan Africa Gender Justice and governance lead, Regional Gender Justice Coordinator based at the Oxfam Great Britain regional office in Pretoria, South Africa. Alice has a   solid track record of relationship building and program management from CSO, INGOs and Networks. She is an articulate organisational gender representative to donors, civil society, government and media. She has sound development and humanitarian program management knowledge and experience. She has in-depth understanding of underlying causes of poverty, gender injustice and Inequality and its intersection with Health issues including HIV and Aids, sexual and reproductive health in the African and Asian We can Campaign context, including in conflict situations.

Alice has a Degree in Social Sciences from Eduardo Mondlane and Pretoria Universities (Maputo, Mozambique). She has undergone further training in research skills, methods and methodologies on the   Feminization of Poverty Research project as a partner investigator; The Centre of Research Studies, Canberra Australia. Strategic Planning and Change Management at Regenesys Business School at Sandton, South Africa. She is currently undertaking French Lessons.

Alice was the Gender, Environment and Climate Change Advisor to the Minister of Environment in Mozambique, implementing the Gender, Environment and Climate Change Strategy with focus on empowerment of women and communities on the best way of use and of Natural Resources to adapt to the Climate Change negative impacts. Current Alice works as the Lusophone Executive Director for Gender Links managing Angola and Mozambique Lusophone Countries.

Alice’s learning journey for 2015/16