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Varsha is championing the growth of WYG’s work in Africa, bringing to bear deep knowledge and 22 years’ practical experience gained in South Africa’s public and private sectors. She has provided technical management support to two of the largest EU donor funded local economic development programmes which WYG implemented in the country. Her services included technical assistance to provincial and local government, NGOs, the private sector, tertiary and financial institutions through the management of a major grant fund to create employment and encourage entrepreneurship.
Varsha is currently Project Director on the €25M EU-Funded African/Caribbean/Pacific Migration Facility, which provides strategic support to reinforce the capacity of civil society organisations and regional and national institutions. She also facilitates the contract management of our Trade and Dialogue Facility project in South Africa.