Kate Nkanza is chief executive officer at DfAD. A led non-profit organisation whose aim is to contribute to Africa’s sustainable social and economic development through harnessing the potential of the African Diaspora for development.

Previously, Kate served as Education Director at DfAD (2014-2017). She run short story competitions at a school in Zambia. Kate also helped run an event in conjunction with Bond in August 2015, on Fostering Regional Solutions for the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals Agenda.

Kate is a published novelist and poet. She’s a member of the charted institute of IT and a final year Student of the MA Creative Writing at Birkbeck University. She’s currently pursuing a PhD in Politics and international relationships. Over the last ten years, she has worked in incident management and project management.

Kate believes that through Education, Healthcare, Agriculture, we can contribute to Africa’s sustainable social and economic development.

She believes that by engaging with African Diaspora, individuals, communities, civil society, private sector and public institutions in collaborative and capacity, we can cohesively add to Africa’s development.

She believes every human being has a right to feel safe. They have the right to have access to health, education, clean water and freedom to make their own choices. Over the last couple of years, she has dedicated herself to this believe.