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The African Gender Research Institute (AfriGender), is a consultancy firm with research and training expertise in gender, women’s rights, women’s political participation, global health, HIV and the law, sexual violence and victim-centered approaches to protection, women’s participation in international peace and security and the rights of LGBTI persons.  Afrigender serves the research and training needs of clientele seeking gendered analysis on topical issues, and organizations that are seeking a nuanced African perspective to topical issues.

We provide tailored research and training services

Our Vision

To be the leader in human rights research, training and legal services on the African continent and globally

Our mission

To provide quality legal, research and training services in human rights, women’s rights, women and international peace and security, sexual and gender-based violence and global health, HIV and the law

Core Values

  • Impartiality
  • Honesty
  • Timely
  • Integrity
  • Mindfulness

Organizations we work with


The leadership of Afrigender has a combined experience of over 35 years in law, HIV, women’s political participation and gender. The roster of the firm’s research associates, brings together a broad range of expertise to meet clients needs. The firm’s General Manager Mrs. Anna Colletah Chitsike manages the interface between clients and the firm’s experts.

Colletah Chitsike

Colletah Chitsike has extensive experience of capacity building to reframe leadership through individual behavioural change as well as in teams in organizations.  She is a trainer and capacity building specialist with a master’s degree in Adult Education from the University of Zimbabwe and a diploma in Organizational Development and Change Management (Effectiveness Consultants Sweden/US/Zimbabwe). 

She has extensive experience in capacity building in Community Development, Organizational Development and Gender using Training for Transformation techniques. She has previously worked with the Zimbabwe Council of Churches, OXFAM GB and NOVIB in Southern Africa and some assignments with Swedish Cooperative Centre Harare and CIAT (Center for International Tropical Agriculture) as the Capacity Building and Learning Management Specialist in Africa. She facilitated workshops for IITA, CYMMIT and ILRI (CGIAR centres) She worked with the International Centre for Development Oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA) in Pretoria South Africa, and in Lesotho simultaneously serving as a WOCAN Associate and Gender Trainer. In this capacity, Colletah has led multiple trainings and workshops for WOCAN around the world, including the facilitation of a gender and organizational change workshop in Ghana, a curriculum development training for women and men supporting women’s leadership, participation in the WEDO delegation to the UNFCCC COP Meeting in Denmark in December 2009, and facilitated training of Change Agents and Leadership Training for Farmers for PAKISAMA Philippines Farmers Association.

Colletah Chitsike is a seasoned coach and an expert on highly interactive training derived from Training for Transformation (TFT), a recent Pedagogy named Andragogy by Malcolm Knowles. Colletah is a Trustee of Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) Chapter and a member of Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources (WOCAN).