Nyasha Duri is the Chair of the Board of Trustees for education, engagement, and leadership charity the Policy Centre for African Peoples. She works in transparency, accountability, legal compliance, and community for public benefit at civic technology social enterprise mySociety reaching millions of users. Additionally, she helps empower people via Your Career Site, a full suite professional development service offering bespoke guidance, coaching, and learning & development consultancy.
Her governance and facilitation experience extends to G7 advocacy levels, with a UNICEF Uganda stint and UN Women rapporteurship. A Theirworld Ambassador, she was also recognised as a Jo Cox young leader via the US Embassy for her campaigning across a variety of spheres. As part of a SheffDocFest Jury, in 2015 she and her colleagues awarded the prize to the Trayvon Martin documentary 3 and ½ minutes as part of a commitment to antiracism.
She is a multiple award winning IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Action) Champion and iDEA (Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award) Top 20 innovator. Collaborating closely, she is honoured to be part of Beyond Suffrage, the Young Trustees Movement, and Action for Trustee Racial Diversity. Most recently, she's been training people to code in the West Midlands.
Nyasha studied MA Quantitative Politics, Social & Public Policy, Economics and Environmental Science alongside Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese with software engineering at Glasgow. She then went onto a Health Sciences MSc International Humanitarian Affairs with Human Rights Law plus sustainable development at York, later earning a scholarship to Cambridge.
Among other roles, she has worked for the British government as well as a Swedish municipality via the EU, and led a project for Geneva based diplomacy & peacebuilding nonprofit the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, She also assisted an Australian computer science education company with 500,000+ learners worldwide and the California Clean Energy (VC) Fund with its Asia networks. She's also an experienced public speaker who's spoken at Parliament, Canary Wharf, Google Campus, Facebook, and Twitter to name some.
You can connect with her on most social networks via the handle @NyashaDuri - she'd love to hear from you!