Plenary Speakers

Tshepo Ricki Kgositau

Accountability International; Executive Director

Tshepo Ricki Kgositau’s professional background is in International Relations with a speciality in International Human Rights Law and Diplomacy from Monash University. Ricki is passionate about legal and policy reform within the region as a means to advancing socio-economic justice and accountability; she recently won a constitutional case seeking legal gender recognition in the High Court of Botswana in 2017.

Mrs.Kgositau-Kanza is the former Director of Gender DynamiX; the first and oldest trans focused NGO in Africa and a stalwart in movement building having co-founded a subregional collective of trans organisations called the Southern Africa Trans Forum (SATF). Ricki is also a 2016 Mandela~Washington Fellow. She is currently the Executive Director of Accountability International; making her the first Black-Young-African-Transgender-Woman to head up an international NGO. Accountability International’s work is focused on holding leaders accountable for human rights, international as well as continental human rights law, policy and developmental commitments they are signatory to; as way to increase accountability towards those still left behind or excluded.