Khanyiwe Shawa

Country Director, Malawi

Khanyiwe joined Girl Effect in 2016 and was a key part of the team that established Girl Effect's presence in Malawi, launching the Malawian youth brand Zathu in 2017. 

With content rooted in Malawian culture, Zathu brings girls and boys together, using the power of music and storytelling to tackle challenging topics and create a more equal Malawi.

Khanyiwe has over 15 years experience in the development sector in Malawi focusing on education, health and gender.  Prior to working at Girl Effect, Khanyiwe worked with NGOs including Voluntary Services Overseas, Theatre for a Change and Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust.