Angeline Munzara is a Zimbabwean Lawyer who is based in South Africa. She is currently the senior advisor, external engagement on livelihoods issues within World Vision International (WVI). Prior, she held different positions within WV as director of Advocacy and Program Management; Associate Director and Senior Program Associate under the Food Security and Livelihoods sector. She is a member of the Food for Life strategy group of the WCC's Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance. She is also the founder of Stewardship Initiatives Trust. she is currently representing the Africa region as a standing member of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Compliance Committee (2013-2021). Angeline is also the founder of CHAVA-LIFE CHAVA life

Angeline Munzara
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Born Angeline Munzara
Nationality Zimbabwean
Occupation
  • Lawyer
  • Businesswoman
  • Pastor
  • Consultant
Organization World Vision International
Spouse(s) Beven Chawira
Children Two girls ,Matifadza and Tafadzwa


Background

Angeline did her primary school at Vhumbunu primary before proceeding to St. Matthias Tsonzo for her form one and to, Elise Gledhill High School for her Ordinary level and Mutare Girls High School for her Advanced Level. She then later enrolled at University of Zimbabwe for her tertiary education where she excelled and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Honors in 2004. In June 2004 she was chosen to represent the Law Faculty at an International Human Rights Exchange Program at University of Cape Town South Africa where she completed a Certificate in Human Rights Theory and Practice. In 2007, she graduated with a Master’s Degree in International Relations. Her thesis was on Biopiracy of Local Seed Varieties: Implications of intellectual property rights on smallholder farmers in Southern Africa. This is now published by Lambert Publishing House and is available on Amazon.com and eBay.

Career

Angeline has 13 years’ experience of working with non-governmental organizations at all levels designing and leading national, regional and policy and advocacy campaigns. Areas of thematic expertise include food justice (food security/sovereignty); human rights; trade; biosafety; natural environment and climate issues; gender and women’s rights; economic development; agriculture and food security; food assistance; disaster risk reduction and community resilience and livelihoods Before joining World Vision in April 2011, she was the food campaigns coordinator of the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance and the regional policy and advocacy manager for Community Technology Development Trust.

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