Maximina Jokonya

Zimbabwe U=U

Maximina Jokonya (she/her)



Maximina is currently working at Y+ Global as HER Voice Fund Coordinator – a program for meaningful engagement of AGYW in their health-related issues at key platforms such as Global Fund and other national related processes in 13 African Countries. Maximina has expertise in health programming with a focus on in children, adolescents and young people, gender equality and women’s empowerment, sexual reproductive health and rights, youth development and leadership. She worked for eight years with a community-based organization which is well known for having YPLHIV at the forefront of differentiated service delivery. Maximina is also well known for advocating for the meaningful involvement of adolescent girls and young women in decision-making processes and spaces at all levels. Maximina draws her experience from being born with HIV. The disease, her family, Africaid and her community have inspired her passion for working with adolescents and young women and encourages the adoption of interventions that promote equal access to service provision and information. She joined the University of Zimbabwe – University of California San Francisco (UZ-UCSF) Collaborative Research Programme in 2007 as a Community Advisory Board (CAB) member, Community Delegation to the Global Fund, Women Deliver Young Leader, HIV Vaccine Trials Network Protocol community representative, International Partnership for Microbicides Dapivirine Ring Access Committee, Mandela Washington Fellowship 2016 and recently joined Tackle Africa Board. She is a holder of BSc Degree in Psychology with Women’s University in Africa and prospectus master’s student in Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health.