A passionate and globally recognized change-maker with proven record in rallying communities around social transformative ideas in democracy development and human rights. Offering 6 years of hands on experience in empowering and mobilizing people led change for justice, accountability and good governance.
Mr. Evan Mawarire. Clergy and civil rights activist
Evan Mawarire is a Zimbabwean clergyman who founded #ThisFlag Citizen's Movement to challenge corruption, injustice and poverty in Zimbabwe. The movement's main objective is to empower citizens to hold government to account. Through viral videos and engagement sessions, the movement has organised multiple successful non-violent protests in response to unjust government policy. For his work, Mawarire was imprisoned and tortured in 2016, 2017 and 2019 and charged with treason facing 80 years in prison. His message of inspiring positive social change and national pride has resonated with diverse groups of citizens and attracted international attention. Evan has addressed audiences at The Atlantic Council, Yale University's Association for African Peace and Development, Harvard University's Human Rights Centre, The Oxford Union (UK), the Oslo Freedom Forum and the Geneva Summit for Human Rights & Democracy. Foreign Policy magazine named him among 100 global thinkers of 2016. The Daily Maverick Newspaper of South Africa named him 2016 African person of the year. Evan Mawarire is a nominee of the 2017 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression awards and the prestigious 2018 Swedish government's Per Anger Prize for democracy actors. He is a 2018 fellow of Stanford University's Centre for Democracy Development and the Rule of Law and was selected in 2020 for the prestigious Yale World Fellows program. Mawarire is also a 2021 Regan-Fascell Fellow hosted by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Evan has become a sought after speaker and trainer on matters of citizen driven change, democracy development and human rights.
Resumes, and other information uploaded or provided by the user, are considered User Content governed by our Terms & Conditions. As such, it is not owned by us, and it is the user who retains ownership over such content.
Job Titles Held: