Press release: RAPCAN’s Executive Director appointed to the National Planning Commission (NPC)

RAPCAN and LINC are proud to congratulate Christina Nomdo on her appointment to the National Planning Commission (NPC). Christina has served as the Executive Director of Resources Aimed at the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect for close to 7 years. “RAPCAN is honoured and very proud that our Executive Director has been appointed to the NPC. As a longstanding and leading champion of children’s rights, Christina is well-placed to ensure that the well being, rights and protection of children will receive the full attention of the Commission. We congratulate her and wish her well in this important role.” Professor Andrew Dawes, Chair of the Board.

Christina is a fellow and innovation team leader at the Leadership and Innovation Network for Collaboration in the Children’s Sector since 2009. LINC Fellow, William Bird says “this is a critical recognition of the skill and value that Christina will bring to the NPC but also a genuine focus on the future by seeking to focus on our most precious resource in South Africa -our children.

Nomdo has engaged in children’s rights work as a librarian, youth worker, lobbyist, trainer and researcher, writer and activist for more than two decades. She holds a BA, BBibl, MA (for gender studies) and is currently a Phd candidate at the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town focusing on children’s participation rights. Christina Nomdo says: ‘I am honoured to have been selected to serve on the NPC. I look forward to making a difference, to promote the rights of South Africa’s over 18 million children, by continuing to engage directly with them on matters that affect their lives.”

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Christina Nomdo
Resources Aimed at the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (RAPCAN)