Ms. Shuvai Nyoni is currently the Regional Advocacy Specialist at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her key areas of focus are advocacy on redress for torture survivors and advocating for the development of African centred transitional justice policies for the continent.
Shuvai Nyoni has worked for various regional organisations addressing issues of conflict, violence, reconciliation and gender equality at local, national and regional levels. Her experience includes research, advocacy, policy analysis, policy development and project management in the areas of peace, security, reconciliation, justice, gender mainstreaming in local government and gender based violence. She has worked with a range of regional and national policy makers, civil society actors and academics in post-conflict and transitional countries on the African continent.
Shuvai is an alumnus of the King’s College (London) and the African Leadership Centre (ALC) (Nairobi), African Women in Peace and Security Fellowship Programme. During her fellowship, Shuvai undertook academic and technical training in the Masters in Peace, Security and Development programme at King’s College. Her training included an attachment with an African Centre of Excellence – the Organisation for Social Science Research in South and Eastern Africa (OSSREA) based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She also holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Cape Town.