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Nontando Ndhlovu

Former Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar


March 11, 2024 — May 24, 2024

Professional affiliation

PhD Candidate and Researcher, Center for Mediation in Africa (CMA), University of Pretoria
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  • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
  • Gender
  • Governance

Wilson Center Projects

How can intersectional approaches within transitional justice processes advance women's empowerment for sustainable peace in Zimbabwe?

Full Biography

Nontando Ndhlovu is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science and a Researcher at the Center for Mediation in Africa (CMA) at the University of Pretoria. She holds a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Pretoria. Her research primarily focuses on transitional justice and peacebuilding processes with a gendered perspective and an intersectional approach. The objective of her research is to ensure gender justice for women in post-conflict contexts. Her research interests also include gender-responsive governance, with a specific emphasis on women's political representation and participation. She has been awarded the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowship twice. The fellowship is awarded to academics, researchers, and policy practitioners working on peace, security, and development in Africa. In the past, she has received research funding from the National Research Foundation (NRF) in South Africa and the University of Pretoria. Additionally, she has worked as a consultant on research projects in the private sector. She is currently a Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar at the Wilson Center.