Dumiso is a multidisciplinary professional with a passion for making a meaningful impact within the Global South. Dumiso’s multifaceted career scope includes international development, grass-root level community work, regional non-profit and blue-chip corporate environments. This includes nine industries, governance mechanisms, research and life experience in seven Southern African countries.
Dumiso’s family legacy includes two teachers for parents and a grandmother who worked as a domestic worker. This reflects a dedication for reshaping this family history narrative in a meaningful manner within a challenging socio-economic landscape. Dumiso is a third year part-time PhD (Law) candidate with two masters degrees and is designated as a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Dumi volunteers across a wide spectrum of civil society initiatives:
1) Country Coordinator – International Youth Alliance for Family Planning & 2) African Network of Youth Policy Experts; 3) SDG 16 Sub-Saharan Africa Focal Point for the UN Major Group on Children and Youth; 4) Human Rights Task Force Chair – African Queer Youth Initiative; 5) Leadership Board – World Youth Forum for Democracy; 6) Member – CIVICUS Diversity and Inclusion Group for Networking and Action; 7) Finance, Risk and Audit Committee Chair – Positive Vibes; 9) Contributor & Movement Builder – Sex Rights Africa Network; 10) Former Board Finance Lead – Green the Gene and 11) Pledger Africa
Independent Consulting work as at February 2019: