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Namatai Kwekweza

Namatai Kwekweza serves as the Executive Director of WELEAD Trust, an organization that she founded at age 18 in 2017, which focuses on youth leadership development and advocacy. Through the work done at WELEAD Trust, youth have built strong alliances around human rights, feminist solidarity practices, constitutionalism, participation in governance and leader development.

In 2020, while working to mobilise young people against the amendment to the constitution of Zimbabwe, Namatai was arrested twice. The judicial persecution lasted for two years until February 2022 when all charges where dropped after the state fail to proof a case against the accused.

Namatai Kwekweza has over 5 years of experience in community organizing, social entrepreneurship and human rights advocacy, mainly focusing on youth and women's rights. She is an awardee of the WalkAbout Prize, a Fellow at the School of International Futures and an award winning professional public speaker.

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