Shuvai Busuman Nyoni is a Gender, Peace and Security practitioner and researcher. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the African Leadership Centre (ALC), Nairobi, Kenya. The ALC is a research and training initiative that focuses on nurturing next generation African leaders, thinkers and practitioners within the peace, security and development sector. She has worked extensively with a range of regional and national policy makers, civil society actors and academics in post-conflict and transitional countries on the African continent. Shuvai’s work also includes investigation and documentation of sexual and gender based violence in conflict settings. Prior to joining the ALC, Shuvai worked as the Director of Interventions for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) in Johannesburg South Africa where she led the CSVR policy engagement with the African Union.
Shuvai currently represents the ALC on the Steering Committee of the African Union’s Network of African Women in Conflict Prevention and Mediation – FemWise-Africa and also serves on the United Nations Advisory Board on Human Security.
She is an alumna of the ALC’s Peace, Security and Development Fellowships for African Women and is currently pursuing a PhD in Leadership and Security Studies at the University of Pretoria.