Gertrude Kabwazi makes her home in Malawi and is the Executive Director of Yamba Malawi. With community led programs around childhood wellbeing, sustainable business, and economic management, Yamba Malaw’s Childhoods & Livelihoods Program is building new beginnings for children, and lasting change for their communities. Earlier in her career, Gertrude worked at Advancing Girls Education in Africa, World Vision International, ActionAid International, Dignitas International and Concern Universal. She has breadth of experience centered around community well-being, development programming and leadership. Gertrude holds a Masters in Women’s Law from the University of Zimbabwe, a University Diploma in Journalism from University of Malawi, and a Certificate in Education Policy from University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. She has been recognized as an African Visionary Fellow with the Segal Family Foundation, and serves on several Boards, including Women and Law in Southern Africa (WILSA), the Coalition of Women Living with HIV and AIDS (COWLHA), and the Concerned Youth Organization. Gertrude enjoys storytelling, mentoring and dancing.