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Sharon  Wekwete

Sharon Wekwete

Advisor

As an advisor at Luminate, Sharon steers our investments and grants in Zimbabwe. She also engages in policy and advocacy work on Data & Digital Rights across Africa.

A lawyer by profession, Sharon started her career in private practice at one of Zimbabwe's top-rated law firms. She subsequently served as Director of Government and Legal Affairs in the office of the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, as part of the country’s Government of National Unity (GNU). Here, she played a critical role in the landmark Constitution-making process.

Sharon previously worked with the World Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency in Washington, DC. She also worked with Ashoka – a non-profit organisation promoting social entrepreneurship – in both the US and Zimbabwe.

Finally, as a Hubert Humphrey Fellow, Sharon was one of six recipients of the programme’s Alumni Impact Award in 2016. Winning the award enabled her to initiate a voluntary project that remains close to her heart: developing and mentoring Zimbabwe’s young leaders.