Shuvai Busuman Nyoni


Shuvai Busuman Nyoni is a Gender, Peace and Security expert currently serving as the Executive Director of the African Leadership Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.  The ALC is a research and training institution that focuses on raising next generation African leaders, thinkers and practitioners within the peace, security and development sector.  The ALC seeks to contribute to Africa’s long term social and economic security and development terrain by training and mentoring the next generation of young African leaders as well as through rigorous research and knowledge generation. Shuvai is the first Alumna of the African Leadership Centre to serve as its Executive Director, having been part of the 2009-2010 cohort of the Centre's Peace and Security Fellowship programme for African Women.

Prior to joining the Centre, Shuvai worked as the Director of Interventions and before that Regional Advocacy Specialist for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) in Johannesburg South Africa. She has worked extensively with a range of regional and national policy makers, civil society actors and academics in post-conflict and transitional countries on the African continent.  Through her work Shuvai has engaged with issues pertaining to post-conflict reconstruction, governance, social and economic justice, transitional justice, reconciliation, and national and community healing. Shuvai also works as a gender advisor and investigator for sexual and gender based violence as crimes in conflict and serves on the UN Women/ Justice Rapid Response Roster. Shuvai has worked for various regional organisations addressing issues of conflict, violence, reconciliation and gender equality at local, national and regional levels.

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