Vice-President. Active President until September 2020.
Zenda is a full-time independent evaluator from South Africa, currently based in Geneva. With a PhD in (Ecological) Chemistry, she was a senior manager in a South African science council and Director Research for the University of Pretoria before turning to evaluation. Since 2000 she has worked across the world from local to global level on the interface of science, evaluation and development, with a particular focus on Africa and Asia. She is a former AfrEA President, IOCE Vice-President and AEA Board Member. She has been a visiting professor at Hiroshima University and for several years presented an Aid Effectiveness module at the United Nations University (UNU) in Tokyo. At present she is an Honorary Professor at the School for Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University, a member of the EvalSDGs reference group, and Lead Steward of the SDG Transformations Forum A&E Working Group. She has recently been invited to become a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow in Berlin. She is also a keen blogger on Evaluation for Development.
First Term of Office expires: 31 March 2021