African Advisory Board

African guidance and participation are core to the work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. In addition to open and continuous communication with our community-based partners, our African Advisory Board exists for consultation on policies, best practices, impact assessment, challenges and successes.

Honourable Graça Machel, Chair

International advocate for women’s and children’s rights; Co-Founder and Deputy Chair of The Elders; Founder and Chair of the Graça Machel Trust, former freedom fighter and first Education Minister of Mozambique.

Theo Sowa

Feminist. Activist. Former CEO of African Women’s Development Fund, Graça Machel Trust Board Member, Optimus Foundation Board Member, and Evidence for Development Patron.