Itumeleng Komanyane is an accomplished development specialist with extensive experience working in the gender and social justice, HIV/AIDS and sexual reproductive health and rights, women’s rights, youth leadership, and community development sectors in Africa and globally. Itumeleng has participated in various international global and regional advocacy platforms, including the African Youth Parliament, the United Nations Special Session on HIV, and UN Women's global gender and women's empowerment consultation forums.
Itumeleng has served as the Deputy Vice-Chair of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Civil Society Advisory Group to UN Women. She has a strong background in the work of engaging men and boys in gender equality promotion, women’s rights, youth involvement and leadership, and HIV/AIDS. She has worked closely with regional structures such as the African Union (AU), South African Development Community (SADC), East African Committee (EAC), SADC Parliamentary Forum, and the Pan African Parliament of Africa’s gender equality development platforms.
Itumeleng has received multiple awards in recognition of her work, with the latest being the 2016 Top 40 under 40 young Batswana who have made an impact in the social development field. She is currently doing her Master in International Development at the University of Western Australia.