Director of Gender, World Food Programme
Ms Kawinzi Muiu is WFP’s Director for the Gender office, spearheading the implementation of the new Gender Policy (2015-2021). The Policy aims at integrating gender equality and women’s empowerment into all WFP’s work and activities, to ensure that the different food security and nutrition needs of women, men, girls and boys are addressed.
Kawinzi joined WFP in 1994 as a budget officer after working as management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and project analyst with the African Development Bank. As well as handling a wide range of issues on WFP’s budget Kawinzi has worked on child hunger, Walk the World, school feeding and knowledge management projects. Throughout her career Kawinzi has advocated for gender equality and resources to support gender-related activities. She has advocated for national women staff to become international professionals and continues to advocate for gender equality through several forums, for example, universities, embassies and women networks.
Kawinzi holds a BA and MBA – Finance and Investments- from George Washington University, Washington DC, U.S.A.