Mandisa Sibanda

Development Officer/Grants Manager (The Hague)

Mandisa Sibanda has been working for WFM/IGP since October 2019, first as a Program Associate and now as the Development Officer/Grants Manager. 

Before joining WFM/IGP, Mandisa worked with international non-governmental organizations focused on supporting marginalized communities, including as a Program Associate for Mama Cash and Synergia – Initiative for Human Rights, respectively. She brings to WFM grants management, fundraising, research, and programming experience. Her thematic expertise within human rights is gender, peace, and security. 

Mandisa holds an MSc in Political Science from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and a BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. 

Mandisa is from Zimbabwe and is based in The Hague. Mandisa speaks English and Ndebele as her native languages, intermediate French, and elementary Dutch. 

Why are you a world federalist?

“A world order in which the legitimate rights of nations to self-determination are balanced by and consistent with the collective rights of the global community to protect and advance the common good of humanity.”

What is the future you are working towards? 

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”