Brenda Mofya

Senior Research Associate

Brenda Mofya is the Senior Programme Office in the Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPs) of the African Union Commission. She is an experienced project leader with over 20 years demonstrated history of working with Intergovernmental institutions and International and local non-profit organisations including Oxfam International (OI), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the Centre for Peace Initiatives in Africa (CPIA) and Zambia Civic Education Association. Brenda has exemplary theoretical and practical skills necessary to analyse and design political, legal and policy interventions on a vast range of development, governance, humanitarian, gender and peace and security issues; with vast experience in strategic planning and programme management, advocacy/lobbying, negotiating, resource mobilisation. Her diverse experience in programming and working on and within the African Union gives her a balanced and unique approach to development, human rights and social justice’She has living and/or working experience in 32 countries. Brenda holds a Masters of Law - LLM Degree in European and International Law (Bremen University), Post-Graduate Studies in Gender, a woman’s body – politics and experiences (International Women's Virtual University - Germany), MA- Managing Peace and Security (Addis Ababa University) and a Bachelor of Laws - LLB Degree (University of Zambia).