Desmond Lunga has over 12 years of practical experience in gender and gender equality, psychosocial support to orphans and vulnerable children and behavioural change. He describes himself as being “passionate for about transformation, particularly gender transformation for the next generation”. He is a husband and father of three and a co-founder of the Salvation Army Psychosocial Support Initiative (SAPSSI) and Men and Boys for Gender Equality (MBGE) in Botswana. He is also a board member of the MenEngage Africa Steering Committee and Vice President of Botswana United States Alumni Association.
Lunga has studied Public Policy and he was among the 2016 Washington Mandela Fellows at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a motivational and public speaker, having spoken at various international platforms such as United Nation Headquarters in New York on how to engage men as part of the solution to ending gender-based violence.
He features regularly in the media – particularly on radio and television as a spokesperson on engaging men and boys for gender equality.