Our Team 2017-12-11T18:33:41+00:00

Our Team and Structure

FAWE is a membership organisation whose members include ministers of education, university vice-chancellors, education policy-makers, researchers, gender specialists and human rights activists.

Our organisation structure comprises a Regional Secretariat headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and National Chapters operating in 33 countries across Africa. Our governance structure comprises the General Assembly and an 11-member Executive Committee.

The Regional Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya, provides coordination and technical support to National Chapters and monitors and evaluates the work of the entire organisation.

Specifically, it prepares, implements and monitors detailed work programmes of the organization, provides communication liaison with individual members, funding partners and strategic partners. The Regional Secretariat also supports the functions of the Executive Committee and the General Assembly by preparing background documentation and maintaining proper books of accounts and audited reports for the smooth running of the organization.

PROFILES

Martha Muhwezi
Martha Muhwezi
Regional Head of Programs
Lilian Nanzala Makokha
Lilian Nanzala Makokha
Human Resources And Administration Officer
Lilian Bett
Lilian Bett
Finance & Administration Assistant
Kelvin Onchong’a
Kelvin Onchong’a
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Hannah Muthoni
Hannah Muthoni
Governance & Organisational Development Volunteer
Dominic Too
Dominic Too
Accountant
Joseph Muiruri
Joseph Muiruri
Driver and Property Manager
Zeddiel Bundi
Zeddiel Bundi
Office Assistant
Sharon Katunga
Sharon Katunga
Resource Mobilization Volunteer
Mary Mwakawago
Mary Mwakawago
Advocacy and Partnership Volunteer
The eleven-member Executive Committee (Board) overall policy guidance and direction to FAWE. Its membership is drawn from various sub-regions of Sub-Saharan Africa who meet twice a year. The current office bearers were elected into office on 25 August 2017 during the 10th General Assembly.

To provide policy guidance and direction, the Executive Committee is tasked with the role of approving FAWE’s work programmes and budgets. The Board admits new members into FAWE which are ratified by the General Assembly. The Board approves the creation of regional and national offices and any other representations, including recognition of National Chapters, appoints the Executive Director and approves the appointment of senior officers at the Secretariat. Besides overseeing the management of FAWE assets and overall corporate governance, the board represents and speaks on behalf of FAWE at international fora.

The General Assembly, comprised of Members, is the supreme governing body of FAWE that convenes on a triennial basis to review the role and policies of the organization.

The General Assembly convenes every three years. Ordinary Members of FAWE are entitled to attend and vote. Corporate Members and Honorary Members may also attend but have no voting rights. Besides reviewing the role and policies of the FAWE, the meeting deliberates on reports, considers proposals from the board, elects members of the board and approves the admission of new members. Extraordinary meetings of the General Assembly may be held when necessary.

PROFILES

Ordinary Members

  1. The Founding Members of FAWE.
  2. Serving Women Ministers and Deputy Ministers of Education.
  3. Serving women presidents of universities, women vice-chancellors and women deputy vice-chancellors, women rectors and women heads of degree awarding institutions.
  4. Prominent women educationalists including retired executive directors and chairpersons of FAWE, selected by the Board. This category of membership shall not be more that 20 % of Ordinary members subject to review from time to time by the general assembly. Individuals will be appointed for a period of three years, renewable for one term.
  5. Serving women permanent secretaries and/or directors of education in the education ministries provided such a person is the highest serving woman in the Ministry.
  6. Professional women of Africa who work towards promoting girls’ education in their countries. Individuals will be appointed for a period of three years, renewable for one term.
  7. Women who are committed to the objectives of FAWE and its mandate and invited by the Board at its own discretion. Individuals will be appointed for a period of three years, renewable for one term.
  8. Women working for equality and equity in education invited to the membership of FAWE by the Board. Individuals will be appointed for a period of three years, renewable for one term.
  9. National Chapter Chairpersons or representatives selected at the sub-region through a consultative process before the General Assembly as follows; (1) member for each sub-region on a three (3) year rotational basis (rotating by country within the region). Such representative shall have voting rights, but shall not be eligible to be elected.
  10. Chairperson of the FAWE Alumni.

 

Corporate Members

  1. National Chapters established in accordance with Article 16 hereof.
  2. Institutions committed to the promotion of the education of girls and women within and beyond the region and invited by the Board at its own discretion.

 

Honorary Members

  1. Individuals committed to FAWE’s objectives and mandate.
  2. Serving male Ministers for Education who are committed to the objectives of FAWE and its mandate and invited by the Board at its own discretion.
  3. Former women Ministers and Deputy Ministries, former Permanent Secretaries and Directors of Education, Former Vice-Chancellors, former Presidents of Universities and former Deputy Vice-Chancellors.
  4. Serving women ministers and deputy ministers other than ministers or deputy ministers of education.
  5. Women Parliamentarians
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