Matshidiso Masire has worked on qualitative and policy research projects for years for global clients such as EDCTP, The Virgin Group and The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. She has an extensive background of accomplishments in policy research and building relations with stakeholders in international project management, management consulting, and programme development across the private and not-for-profit sectors. She has worked in key overseas markets to plan, direct and implement integrated programme strategies. Her global clients include among others Motorola, Iridium, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Calyx Africa, The Coca-Cola Company in Africa, The Virgin Group, The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Global Health Strategies and most recently The Southern African Development Community (SADC).
Ms. Masire has built public-private partnerships and professional networks across cultures and in different markets internationally and has consulted for multinational corporations and represented organisations at various levels of community, government and corporate structures. Drawing on her experiences and exposure, in early 2011, Ms. Masire established BridgingDialogue to provide advisory services to businesses and organisations developing or growing their investments in Africa.
A national of Botswana, Ms Masire has served in leadership positions for a number of multinational corporations, devising financing, resource mobilisation and advocacy strategies and plans related to HIV and AIDS, and has represented organisations at various levels of community, government and corporate structures, as well as conducted needs assessment exercises for new initiatives globally.
At the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Africa, as Director of Advocacy and previously Director of Program Operations, Matshidiso was responsible for leading the country and regional program departments, developing and implementing country-specific strategies and innovative programs, supporting collaboration across country offices, governments and private sector partners.
She has also been responsible for the establishment and management of a major corporation’s CSO HIV/AIDS program through policy development, research, advocacy, coordination and integration across the African Continent. She successfully delivered the Fifth Botswana HIV Clinicians Society International HIV Conference, identifying potential sponsors, researching, writing, planning and running all aspects of conferences to achieve maximum reach and impact.
Matshidiso is a seasoned international development consultant with more than 15 years in senior executive positions on the African continent. She has extensive knowledge of the African business and political landscape.
- international project management
- strategic philanthropy
- programme strategy development & implementation
- stakeholder engagement and relationship management
- strategic communications and public affairs
- Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)
- International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
- United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
- Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
- Global Health Strategies (GHS)
- ViiV Healthcare
- Associate Baird’s CMC
- CEO at Bridging Dialogue, Botswana