Dr. Tamsin Waterkeyn

Tamsin was  born in Zimbabwe and  from her earliest days accompanied her parents  on field trips  in Kenya and to visit Community Health Clubs in Zimbabwe. Upon completing her B.Soc. Sci cum laudae at University of Cape Town, she joined another of our Associates Monique Oliff in Mwanza, Tanzania working with street kids. As an intern with Africa AHEAD  she illustrated training materials for IDP camps in northern Uganda on gender based violence and returnee trauma. After completing a Masters in Education, she lived in the Middle East: four years as a lecturer in the largest female university in Saudi Arabia’s  Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman; then three years in  Oman, in University of Technology and Applied Science, while  completing her Doctorate in Education, on the ‘Sociocultural impacts of English and Globalisation on women in Higher Education in Saudi Arabia’. Combining her  interest in gender and  cultural identity issues  with her experience in Africa and Middle East she has joined Africa AHEAD to  expand  our new e-learning platform on Gender Issues. 

Country Experience:

Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Mozambique, Italy, UK, Saudi Arabia, Oman. 


English,  Italian (Advanced), French (basic), Arabic (basic)