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Masana Ndinga-Kanga (South Africa)

Crisis Response Fund Lead, CIVICUS

Masana Ndinga-Kanga is Crisis Response Fund Lead at CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation. She works to ensure that civic liberties are respected for groups advancing human rights around the world, with a specific focus on the MENA region and Women Human Rights Defenders.

Masana is also lead country researcher on UNDP report (and journal article) “Forging a Resilient Social Contract in South Africa: States and Societies Sustaining Peace in the Post-Apartheid Era.”

Previously, she was Research Programme Manager at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation where she served on the Steering Committee of the Integrated Social Crime Prevention Strategy of the Department of Social Development, and she is currently a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equality at the London School of Economics.

In 2018, she was identified as one of the London School of Economics’ Leading Women in their #LSEWomen campaign. She has an MSc in Political Economy of Late Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, which she received while a Chevening Scholar. She is fiercely passionate about feminist parenting, queer and economic justice in Africa through the transformation of the international political economy.

Click here to read more about Masana’s IFC Online Big Conversation: “Can NGOs and social movements be authentic allies?”