Sally Ncube is a dynamic and creative feminist development practitioner with 18 years of advancing women’s rights, gender and social inclusion; women’s leadership development, coordinating advocacy movement building and collective actions through working with non-governmental organisations, government institutions, private companies, think tanks, community leaders and groups, faith based networks, youth and women’s movements in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, South Sudan, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Sudan and Cameroon.
To strengthen, nurture and support women’s leadership development in public and private spaces, Sally is the founder of Sally Women’s Institute established in 2013 and to date offers training, coaching, advocacy and solidarity support for over 1 7820 women leaders from civil society, political parties, faith-based networks, trade unions, media and social movements. Sally is also passionate about women’s political leadership development and gender responsive policy making and she volunteers her expertise as a member of Women’s Democracy Network, founder and Executive Director of Women’s Democracy Network Zimbabwe and one of the co-founders of Women’s Democracy Network Africa.
She also contributes to movement building and collective advocacy strategy and interventions for the Zimbabwe women’s movement as National Coordinator for Women’ Coalition of Zimbabwe, a national membership-based network of women’s rights organisations and activists in Zimbabwe promoting women’s rights, empowerment and participation in development processes at community, national regional and international level.
Sally provides multi stakeholder coordination and liaison for policy formulation, implementation, review and oversight strategy development, research, advocacy campaigns and emergency response design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; resource mobilization and grant administration leadership. She also facilitates social inclusion for women and youth from marginalized communities including persons with disabilities, LGBT+ community, minority ethnical groups, persons living in informal settlements amongst others. She trains and provides technical support for civil society corporate governance covering institutional governance systems development, implementation, oversight, leadership development and coaching, advocacy, movement building, resource mobilisation and gender responsive policy making and on-going technical support for community-based organisations working with marginalised communities and projects implementing partners at community, national, regional and international level.
She holds Master of Science in Development Studies (Women’s University in Africa), Bachelor of Arts (Hons) History and Development Studies (Midlands State University), Diploma in Women’s Campaign School (Yale University), Diploma in Public Relations (Zimbabwe Institute of Public Relations) and Diploma in Project Planning and Management (Christian College of Southern Africa).