Dr. Dorothy Nyambi

Dr. Dorothy Nyambi is the President and CEO of MEDA. Dorothy is a thought leader in international development, devoted to creating dynamic organizations that respect diversity, equity and inclusion and succeed in times of challenge and change. Dorothy has experience providing knowledge-based, strategic leadership for effective implementation of an organization’s mission and goals.  With a 25+ year career in the sector and applied governance experience, Dorothy’s work is founded on and informed by unique life experience and a commitment to authentic leadership.

With a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Yaoundé, Cameroon, Dorothy has undertaken extensive research on capacity building, advancing gender equality in developing countries, and innovation economies around the world. Prior to joining MEDA, she was Executive Vice President of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS). Dorothy’s professional experience includes strengthening business processes and mobilizing funding in support of grassroots movements, community impact, and diversity in Africa, North America, Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America & Caribbean, and the Middle East.

Passionate about gender equality and inclusion, Dorothy has been a leader and founding member of Gender Summit Africa (Cape Town 2015 and Kigali 2018); member of AWID for the past 15 years; and board director at CAMFED Canada, Conrad Grebel University College, Kigali Collaborative Research Centre (KCRC) – Carnegie Mellon University, and chair of the IDRC board of governors. Dorothy is also a member of the Board Room Africa focused on mentoring and getting young African women into governance roles across the continent through selection, training and mentoring. She consistently demonstrates an ability to step forward and challenge the status quo, re-imagine and strengthen business processes, challenging old paradigms and programs in support of respectful human-centered design thinking.


Latest Posts

Woman farmer standing in her field of crops, Ghana.

Quel système alimentaire pour L’Afrique au XXIe siècle dans un monde en recomposition ?

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Agriculteur Sénégalais

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septembre 30, 2020

[Port-au-Prince] L’Agence des Etats-Unis pour le développement international (USAID) annonce son nouveau projet Atteindre de 12 millions de dollars sur...