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Boikanyo Modungwa

Director of Learning

Boikanyo leads the design and implementation of our overarching monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) strategy and system. Rooted in a feminist approach to MEL, she supports our team and partners to gather, analyze, generate and share meaningful insights and learning.

Boikanyo is a feminist researcher and learning and evaluation practitioner from Botswana. She has worked with a number of organizations focused on advancing girls’ and women’s rights; in all of them, she has been driven by challenging traditional ideas (in MEL) on who holds and can produce knowledge. This includes supporting partners in communities to tell their own stories, produce, and share knowledge that contributes to the global evidence base on their areas of work.

In the past decade, she has worked with feminist funders such as FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund and Purposeful (resourcing resistance) to design and implement MEL systems rooted in feminist principles. This work has included facilitating participatory processes in developing theories of change, managing a multi-country research project that produced narrative and video outputs, and conducting research and producing outputs geared towards advocating for more and better resources for feminist movements. She has also supported funders to re-imagine their approach to MEL so that they create opportunities for meaningful learning for themselves and their partners.

Boikanyo holds an MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a MSocSci in International Relations from the University of Cape Town (SA).