Ms. Nchedi Sophia Maphokga-Moripe is the Chief Director, Global Cooperation and Strategic Partnerships in the South Africa Department of Water and Sanitation. She is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the UN Water Action Decade 2018-2028, the UN SDG Political Forum for UN 2021 & 2023 International Preparatory Group, and has served in high-level advisory and negotiating roles for the UN- World Bank High-Level Panel on Water (HLPW), the UN Commissioner on Sustainable Development, Commission on Sustainable Development, Women Major Groups, the UN Commission on Status of Women, and the IBSA People to People’s Forum.
Over the years, Ms. Moripe has championed various initiatives to promote gender and the role of women globally. She founded the South African chapter of the Women Major Groups and was also the Leader of Delegation and Negotiator for UN Commission on Status of Women for four years. Nchedi has numerous accolades to herself, including the Industrial Action in the Public Service, Dispute resolution and representation’ Best Special Programmes Coordinator and the Women in the Labour Markets.