Tshego Bessenaar, MA
Tshego Bessenaar is Ibis’s Director of Southern Africa Programs and heads Ibis’s South Africa office. In this role, she combines her research and programmatic experience to oversee Ibis projects and partnerships in the Southern Africa region, including close work with the South African government to support initiatives for improving provision of sexual and reproductive health services and information led from different departments. Trained as a Research Psychologist, Tshego has previously worked for WHO’s African AIDS Vaccine Programme’s ethics, law, and human rights group. Her previous work also includes coordination of HIV trials. Tshego holds a Master of Arts in Research Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is a 120 Under 40 New Generation of Family Planning Leaders nominee.