Dimagi Africa

Sharmala Ishwarlall

Senior Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships

About Sharmala Ishwarlall

An animal and nature fanatic with a strong passion for preserving life in all forms, shapes and sizes! Bringing over 20 years of experience in the International Development space, within all cross-cutting thematic areas. Passionate about elevating local capacity and sustainability of local organisations thus creating opportunities for local actors to strive to thrive in a competitive environment. USAID specialist and lead technical writer on prime bids with robust, extensive professional experience in both technical and cost applications. Specialising in Business Development, Resource Mobilization, organizational capacity within the Private Sector/NGO/INGO sector. Experience in BD ESARO at FHI 360 managing a portfolio of 16 countries, privileged in supporting the Graca Machel Trust to head up their BD Unit and contributing to The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Hospital, including CEO of 2 large national and international NGOs for GBV and Mentorship, over the past years. Dedicated the last 16 years to voluntary educational services for school children that are struggling academically. Love the coastal living and long walks on the beach with my doggies. Learning and growth continues in the next chapter as we try to make a difference….