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Kgalalelo Nganje

Former Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar


    August 28, 2023 — November 17, 2023

    Professional affiliation

    Electoral Practitioner, Independent Electoral Commission, Botswana

    Full Biography

    Ms. Kgalalelo Nganje holds a Master of Arts in Politics from the University of Johannesburg. Her thesis analyzed the role of international election observation in the 2006 and 2011 elections in the DRC. Since 2019, Kgalalelo has worked with the electoral management body in Botswana and continued contributing her ideas and views to different media outlets including the Daily Maverick and the New Global Order. Prior to that she was a research consultant for a regional think tank, the Institute for Security Studies, and formerly worked for a South African local peacebuilding organization, the ACTION Support Center. Her experience includes collaborative engagements with the Training for Peace Secretariat, the African Policy Circle and SADC Council of NGOs to influence regional policy and enhance peace and security efforts of regional organizations and African governments. She has co-authored a peer-reviewed journal article and is currently working on a research project on the nexus between international and domestic election observation for peacebuilding in Africa. Her areas of interest include elections, democratic governance and peacebuilding. She was a Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar for the Fall 2023 term in Washington, DC.