Mwimbe Fikirini

Mwimbe Fikirini is a self-motivated individual with many years’ experience in programme management across a broad range of thematic areas, including economic and product development, gender and development, law, human rights and reproductive health rights, and governance. In her current role, Mwimbe manages a Gates Foundation Programme at CARE International in Tanzania, with a core focus on financial inclusion and how proven models like CARE's Village Savings and Loans Associations and technology can be enhanced to further support rural women and their households. She has extensive experience working with national organizations like the Tanzania Women Lawyers Association, the banking sector through programme partnerships – National Microfinance Bank, and AccessBank – and international NGOs, including ActionAid and CARE International in Tanzania. She also has international work experience as an intern with the International Criminal Tribunal of former Yugoslavia, the International Tribunal for Rwanda, and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the 2013 Nobel Prize winner. In her free time, Mwimbe volunteers at the Muhimbili National Hospital, and enjoys playing tennis, cooking, baking, reading, travelling and learning from other cultures. Mwimbe holds an LLB from the University Of Reading and a Masters in Gender and International Development from the University of Warwick. Over the years, Mwimbe has continued with further learning, attending seminars, conferences and trainings, including on financial inclusion in Ivory Coast and Kenya, and on sexual and reproductive rights in Zanzibar, Tanzania.