Mpho Mpofu

Founder and Executive Director, The Voice of Africa Trust and Youth Partner, Wellbeing for Women

Mpho Elizabeth Mpofu is a philanthropist, development practitioner and professional criminologist from Zimbabwe. With over 5 years’ experience of working on tri-sector led social impact projects and programs in Africa.

She is currently a Chevening scholar pursuing her MSc in International Development from the University of Bristol. Mpho is the Executive Director of the Voice of Africa an organisation she founded and helped advance its mandate in community capacity-building, human rights advocacy and the promotion of gender equality.

She has previously worked for Actionaid international Uganda as a Gender Advisor and has helped girls stay in school by addressing social injustices they face on daily basis. Previously, she conducted a behavioural change research for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Botswana. Mpho is a member of the Zimbabwe Independent youth Advisory panel, Girls Not Brides and a Youth Partner for Wellbeing Women.

Mpho is passionate about transforming lives and believes in the possibility of a world free of poverty, where equity and dignity is possible when youth women and girls drive the development agenda as agents of change. Her work involves constantly innovating for social good while providing out of the ordinary, adoptable solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.