Magdeline Madibela joins GL as Dir. of Programmes

Magdeline Madibela joins GL as Dir. of Programmes

Date: April 2, 2019
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Johannesburg, 2 April: Gender Links is delighted to welcome Magdeline Madibela, former head of UNWomen in Botswana and of the SADC Gender Unit for a decade before that, as Regional Director of Programmes.

“I am very excited to join GL, a regional organisation with giant footprints in ensuring that there is gender equality and that women are empowered to have a Voice, Choice and Control. I consider GL as family as I have collaborated and worked closely with this organization over the years, and I am passionate about the work of GL that does to impact positively on the lives of women and girls,” said Madibela.

“In addition, GL has strategically influenced the transformation of the gender agenda in Southern Africa through outstanding advocacy and lobbying for the adoption and the implementation of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development among others.

“GL has an excellent track record for cutting edge evidence-based data, and robust monitoring and evaluation for effective implementation of gender commitments in Southern Africa and Beyond! The work of Gender Links resonates with my quest for a progressive and transformative feminist agenda for Southern Africa.

“I am bringing to this position a wealth of experience in advocacy for gender equality and women’s empowerment, strategic engagements with SADC Member States, Donors and Development Partners. With my rich experience gained from SADC and UN Women, I am also bringing rich knowledge on the Agenda 2030 and will ensure its integration within the work of Gender Links across all programmes and the work of GL country offices.”

GL Chairperson Emily Brown said: “Magdeline Madibela’s name is synonymous with gender equality in SADC. That coupled with her leadership ability make her a wonderful asset for GL.”

“We are delighted to have Magdeline joining our team,” added GL CEO Colleen Lowe Morna. “We have known and worked with each other in different capacities since the Fourth World Conference for Women in Beijing in 1995. Her appointment is part of GL’s forward looking plans to build a strong, sustainable regional NGO led by the women who have shaped herstory in this region.”

For more information  contact Thato Phakela on  Phone: 27 11 029 0006/ 27 11 028 2410

11 thoughts on “Magdeline Madibela joins GL as Dir. of Programmes”

Vivien Bitalabeho says:

Congratulations to Magedline to this new appointment, she brings along a wealth of knowledge on gender advocacy. You will make a strong team with GL CEO and staff. Welcome to GL Family.

Maitio says:

W wish all da best in your new assignment Madgdeline Madibela

Boemo says:

Excellent and strategic appointment. Let’s collaborate. Her experience with Parliaments should add value 🔑

Russell says:

Congratulations Madibela, my best wishes as you take on new responsibility.

Mailes Zulu says:

Happy to have you here. Southern Africa needs such people because there is misunderstanding on Gender issues. I was invited to give a message on Zambezi Writer awards conference. This is a program initiated by teacher in the district in North Western of Zambia which promotes reading and writing. I sensitized the pupils on gender to let them know that gender is not about fighting but its about a boy and a girl working togther, man and woman working together for a common go. I was one of the trainee in Gender Action Learn (GAL) by Oxfam America.

Gaby Razafindrakoto says:

On behalf of Alliance Focal Point in Madagascar,we wish you all the best for the responsibiilities you are to take. May your deep experience bring more to Gender Links work.

Chigedze Virginia Chinyepi - Alliance Member- Botswana says:

Welcome BACK Mag..”BACK to SADC Region” We are truly blessed to have you so close now to take Gender Agenda to the next level..

Its a great opportunity for me to be among women who contribute to change in Africa. I met Magdeline Madibela during the training I participated in here in South Africa very proactive and has some influence on her affirmations. and I think that this can help contribute to the engagement of many of us in the different processes and commitments we have with the cause of women in Africa. Gender Links should be continue to promote these synergies that on the one hand contribute to the political changes of the states, as well as reinforce the capacity of intervention of their congeneres in their countries. Welcome the Gender Link team as Program Manager and your strong leadership spirit can continue to promote change for women’s rights at various levels of African society.

Emma Kaliya says:

Mme Mag welcome back to the SADC Gender family, you missed in action and we hope to once again reconnect on many issues including reflecting on some ahaaa! Moments
my dear sister.
Have a wonderful time with the GL team!!
Mme Emma

We are honoured to have you as part of the genderlinks


Mag, looking forward working with you on Women MP’s empowerment stuff. Congrats sisi

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