Kadene joined SDDirect in 2019 as a Programmes Officer. Her responsibilities include financial, contractual, and logistical support across projects and programmes from the Gender Based Violence, Inclusive Public Services and Governance, Voice & Accountability thematic areas.
Some of the projects/programmes included in Kadene’s current portfolio are the VAWG Helpdesk, a guidance, research and support service set up with the Department for International Development (DFID) to put a broad range of expertise and capacity on VAWG programming within DFID CHASE to facilitate the UK to become a global leader in programming to prevent violence against women and girls, The Tithetse Nkhanza Programme, a Malawian based programme with the objective to reduce the prevalence of violence against women and girls and improve the justice system for women and girls living with violence in Malawi, STAR Ghana (Strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Responsiveness in Ghana), a voice and empowerment programme which supports civil society to strengthen the accountability and responsiveness of the state to citizens’ issues, and What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls, a successful flagship programme from DFID UK which Kadene recently coordinated an end line event for which was held at the Overseas Development Institute.
Kadene is currently supporting with the coordination of the UNICEF Gender Capacity Building Initiatives project which audits UNICEF’s current efforts, while concurrently outlining investment opportunities that build on best practices related to capacity building, to adult-learning principles and to gender in development.
Prior to joining SDDirect, Kadene worked in the automotive industry for 4 years where she gained experience in marketing, sales, operations, and project management.
She holds a BSc in Economics and International Relations and is PRINCE2 accredited.
Outside of work, Kadene is an avid gym goer, she loves travelling and the occasional adrenaline pumping activity (like skydiving).