Pinkie Mekgwe

Senior Regional Adviser

BIOGRAPHY  

Pinkie Mekgwe is International IDEA’s Senior Regional Adviser for Africa and West Asia and her work focuses on strengthening programmatic and administrative coherence and performance.

Before joining International IDEA in 2018, Mekgwe was Executive Director of Internationalism at the University of Johannesburg for the past six years. She also previously served as Deputy Director at the Office of International Education and Partnerships of the University of Botswana and as Programme Officer for the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).

Previously she was a lecturer at the University of Botswana, visiting researcher at the Witwatersrand Institute of Social and Economic Research, and a visiting lecturer at Malmö University in Sweden.

 

 

Education: 
Master's degree in Critical Theory; Doctor of Philosophy in Gender Studies (University of Sussex in United Kingdom)
Languages: 
English
Contact Information: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia