Nazrene Mannie, the Executive Director of GAN Global, is a specialist in the field of social policy focusing on youth employment and skills development. Nazrene joined GAN Global in August 2019. Since her arrival Ms Mannie has been appointed as a Geneva Champion and has worked closely with organisations such as the Global Alliance for Youth, private sector companies and international development entities such as the ILO, World Bank, IOE, UNESCO and OECD to drive forward the agenda for agile Workforce Development within the context of the Future of Work.
Nazrene, a South African national has worked for a range of key multi-sector organisations in South Africa and has engaged in several international projects including working with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) on Standards Setting in the social policy and labour environment. Nazrene has been involved in skills development and VET projects with multiple international organisations including, but not limited to, the European Union, GIZ, African Union and the British Council. Ms Mannie has worked closely on a range of instruments within the social policy context including ILO work on Jobs and Skills Mismatch, the development of the convention on the Eradication of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work and participated in the 2019 ILO Centenary Declaration on the Future of Work.
Nazrene has managed large donor funded programmes including the Beyond Advocacy Fund (BAF) a business led programme, funded jointly by business in South Africa and USAID to create systemic impact in the areas of Youth Employability, Support to small and medium enterprises, Education development and Infrastructure support. Nazrene is an experienced Director having held multiple board roles in South Africa.
Read more about Nazrene in an interview of our series "My Learning Experience".