Tawanda Mutasah

Tawanda Mutasah
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Tawanda Mutasah provides oversight and management to Open Society programs, strengthening collaboration among programs and between programs and foundations. Previously he served as executive director of the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, helped establish the Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project, and chaired the Foundations’ Africa Advisory Board.

Previously Mutasah worked for Oxfam Great Britain on its global advocacy team and as a media spokesperson in Africa. He was founding chair and moderator of Zimbabwe’s prodemocracy National Constitutional Assembly and established the Ecumenical Legal Aid Clinic in Zimbabwe.

His practical legal education was at the High Court of Zimbabwe and at the Harare law firm DW Aitken Legal Practitioners. He studied law at the University of Zimbabwe, Harvard University, and New York University, is a recipient of the International Bar Association’s International Rule of Law award, and holds a master’s degree in management from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.