Tawanda Mutasah, MM, LLB (Hons), LLM, JSD is vice president, global partnerships and impact at Oxfam America, where he oversees programs across the world.
Dr. Mutasah formerly served as senior director of law and policy at Amnesty International, where he provided global leadership in the formulation and articulation of the movement’s substantive human rights policies, legal positions, and litigation strategies. He also formerly served as global director of programs at the Open Society Foundations, where he oversaw the work of global thematic programs, and as executive director for the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa.
In larger community service, Dr. Mutasah also previously served on the World Council of Churches Study Group on Faith, Justice and Ecumenism convened by Dr. Ntoni-Nzinga, and as a governor of the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa. He is credited with the founding of the Southern Africa Litigation Center and the Southern Africa Resource Watch.
Dr. Mutasah currently serves on the finance and audit committee of the board of the Center for Civilians in Conflict; is a member of the advisory board of Rutgers University’s Center for Women’s Global Leadership; and chairs the Program Committee of the Board of Trust Africa.
Dr. Mutasah is a recipient of the International Rule of Law Award of the International Bar Association, the global voice of the legal profession.
He received his masters in management degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, his LLB (Hons) from the University of Zimbabwe, his LLM from Harvard Law School, and his JSD from New York University Law School.