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Shirley Kaye Randell

Vice President

International Federation of University Women

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International Federation of University Women

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IFUW promotes international solidarity and partnerships among its federations and associations through the Bina Roy Partners in Development Programme (BRPID). Named after Dr Bina Roy of India, our first developing country international President, BRPID provide... more

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Vice President

Graduate Women International

Managing Director

Shirley Randell International

Director of Programs

Commonwealth Schools Commission

Education Adviser

Gender and Education Consultant Bangladesh

Senior Adviser, Education


Managing Director

SRI Public Sector Reform


Kigali Institute of Education


Rotary Club of Port Vila

Senior Implementatio Specialist

United Nations Development Programme


Center for Gender

Founding Director

Global Grassroots

Senior Advisor

Rwanda Association of University Women

Secretary General 2007-2009, Convener for International Relations, 2010 -

Women Chiefs of Enterprises International


The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund Inc

Board Member, Member Nominations, Projects, Development, Membership and Governance Committees

Australian Institute of Management


Australian Institute of Company Directors


australian college of education


Board Member

Schools Council

Foundation Member

National Board of Employment , Education & Training

Foundation Member

Women's Hub International

Board Member

Zonta International District 24 Inc

International Honorary Member

Business and Professional Women

Honorary Member

Zonta International

Honorary International Member

International Federation of University Women's Association

Board Member

Netherlands Development Agency

Senior Advisor of Education





Gender and Development

University of Rwanda



education and philosophy

Perth Modern School


education and philosophy

Universities of Papua New Guinea and London

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Prof. Shirley Randell, AO, PhD is a renowned expert in gender mainstreaming and public sector reform in developing countries.
She served as Vice President of the International Federation of University Women (now Graduate Women International). [cached]

Dr Shirley Randell AM, Consultant for Gender and Governance for Empowerment in Rwanda, Eastern Africa
Shirley Randell Dr. Shirley Kaye Randell AM, FACE, FAIM, FAICD is Consultant for Gender and Governance for Empowerment in Rwanda, Eastern Africa. She had a distinguished career in education and management in commonwealth, state and local governments in Australia, culminating in Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Adult Education and the City of Whitehorse in Victoria. She has provided advisory services in education, governance for empowerment, gender mainstreaming and public sector reform for governments, development partners, and international non-government organisations in the Pacific, Asia and Africa since 1997. Dr. Randell is World Vice President of the Geneva-based International Federation of University Women and Founder and Secretary General of the Rwandan Association of University Women. She is also a member of the New York-based Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund Board. She is a prolific writer and speaker on human rights, gender, women's leadership and education issues and maintains an amazing network with friends around the world, keeping them up to date with regular bulletins on development progress. Dr Shirley Randell AM, Senior Adviser, Senior Adviser Governance and Gender, SNV, East and Southern Africa Region Dr Shirley Randell AM, Senior Adviser, Dr Shirley Randell AM United Nations Project Implementation Specialist for the [cached]

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Professor Shirley Randell was born on 8 March 1940 in Perth.
She was educated at Perth Modern School and the Universities of Papua New Guinea, Canberra, New England and London where she took degrees in education and philosophy. After teaching Aboriginal children in isolated schools in Western Australia, Prof. Randell had four children before moving with her family to Papua New Guinea where she lectured at Uniting Church teachers colleges and was Director of the Teaching Methods and Materials Centre at the University of Papua New Guinea. Returning to Australia, Prof. Randell began a 15-year career in the Commonwealth Public Service, including the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Public Service Commission. She was made a Fellow of the Australian College of Education for contributions to the administration of major national initiatives in rural education, disadvantaged schools and professional development as Director of Commonwealth Schools Commission Programs. While Director of Programs in the Australian Capital Territory Department of Education she became a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was awarded membership of the Division of the Order of Australia for contributions to public service, particularly in education. Her appointments before starting her own business in 1997 were Chief Executive Officer, City of Whitehorse, Director and Chief Executive of the Council of Adult Education and Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Ballarat. As a leading expert in Public Sector and Institutional Reform in Developing Countries, Prof. Randell has provided specialist technical assistance to governments in the Asia Pacific Region and in Africa over the last 11 years. This has included several assignments in Vanuatu (1999-2003), including Team Leader for the AusAID Human Rights Project, Performance Improvement Advisor with the AusAID Public Sector Reform Project, Executive Officer for the five-donor sponsored Vanuatu 2002 Elections Observer Group, Advisor to the Vanuatu Government’s Decentralisation Review Commission, Adviser for Regrading of Teachers for the European Union’s Junior Secondary School Expansion Project in the Vanuatu Teaching Service Commission and the Ministry of Education and Executive Officer for the UNHCR Assisting Communities Together project. She is an author who has written numerous journal articles and books, including secondary education textbooks on Ni-Vanuatu Role Models: Women in their own right and I Stret Nomo: Girls in Vanuatu can do anything, and edited gender and development training manuals for public servants, INGO workers and water professionals. In other countries Prof. Randell has been Program Implementation Specialist with the UNDP Capacity Building for Gender Mainstreaming Project of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Government of Bangladesh (2004-2005); Human Resource Adviser with the NZAID Human Development Project for the Government of Niue; Local Government Consultant for an ADB Provincial Government Review for the Solomon Islands Department of Provincial Government and Rural Development; Women, Youth and Non Government Organisation Specialist for an ADB study on skills development for the Papua New Guinea Government; Quality Assurance and Gender and Development Specialist for a skills development study for the Sri Lanka Government; and Performance Management Systems, Business Process Re-engineering Training, Human Resources Management, and GAD Specialist for an AusAid funded project for the Fiji Government’s Department of Customs and Excise. She has lectured Chinese, Korean, Thai, East Korea and Indonesian students at the Research Institute of Asia and the Pacific at the University of Sydney. In 2006-2008 she was Senior Adviser Governance /Gender/Education for the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) East and South Africa Region in Rwanda, and in 2009 has returned to Rwanda to establish and direct the Centre for Gender, Culture and Development Studies at the Kigali Institute of Education. Prof. Randell has spoken at a wide variety of Australian and international conferences, given talks, occasional addresses, openings, launches, lectures, seminars and workshops for parent associations, teacher organisations, industry groups, community groups, universities, schools, adult education centres, neighbourhood houses, government departments, service organisations, and professional associations, and been a frequent speaker at luncheon and dinner meetings about international, educational, ecumenical, gender and human rights issues. She has written extensively on public sector reform, education, gender and human rights and been a regular broadcaster, particularly for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Among the many government, community and university committees Prof. Randell has served on are as President of the Australian College of Educators and Phi Delta Kappa Australian Capital Chapter; Chairperson of the Australian Council of Churches Commission on International Affairs, Healthy Cities Canberra and the Sexual Assault Working Party for the Central Highlands Wimmera Region; foundation member of the National Board of Employment, Education & Training and the Schools Council; and a company director of the YWCA of Australia, National Foundation of Australian Women, the Sir John Monash Business Centre, Australian Council for Educational Administration, Institute of Public Administration Australia, Australian Institute of Management and Australian Institute of International Affairs. In 1999-2001 she was President of the Rotary Club of Port Vila, in 2004-5 International Director of the Dhaka North West Rotary Club, and in 2007, Director Administration of the Rotary Club of Kigali. Prof. Randell is founding Secretary General (2006-8) and mentor of the Vanuatu Association of Women Graduates and the Rwanda Association of University Women, currently serving as Coordinator of International Relations for RAUW. She was International Projects Convener for the Geneva-based International Federation of University Women in 2004-2007 and is Vice President of IFUW for 2007-2010. Prof. Randell is also a Board member for the NewYork-based Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund. Prof Randell was one of Australia’s 100 Inaugural Women of Influence in 2012 in the Global category, and one of the 2013 International Alliance of Women World of Difference 100 Awardees in the Community category. She has businesses in Sydney, Rwanda and Vanuatu,interests in physical fitness, cinema, theatre, music, art and travel, and four adult children with partners, eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild living in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Bundanoon, Austinmer and Brisbane, Australia.

Professor Shirley Randell was invited to lead the seminar and share her experiences of working in Rwanda with many of the key political figures responsible for fostering women's empowerment.
Dr Randell acted as Senior Advisor for the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) in Rwanda during 2006-08 before establishing the Centre for Gender, Culture and Development Studies at the Kigali Institute of Education in 2009. She established the Rwanda Association of University Women which has grown to over 1000 members including female parliamentarians. She has also recently completed research for the Commonwealth on the Impact of Rwanda Women's Political Leadership on Democracy and Development, which you can read here. Dr Randell was therefore very well placed to lead a discussion on women's political empowerment and respond to participants in the event who included consultants, academics and NGO representatives. Dr Randell noted that it was at this point that women began to have a voice in Rwandan politics and could design policy which explicitly created opportunities for women. These opportunities became constitutional rights in 2003 and included the prohibition of sex discrimination, equal rights in marriage and divorce, the right to equal pay and the right to education. Also included in the constitutional reform were quotas for the representation of women at all levels of decision-making. Dr Randell highlighted several key areas where women's rights and participation have been championed, resulting in positive change, the first of these being land ownership. Dr Randell made the connection between fairer land laws and the progress Rwanda has made in lifting one million people out of extreme poverty. Dr Randell recounted the difficulties in attempting to pass this piece of legislation through the male-dominated senate, though it was eventually passed having gathered support at the local government level. The discussion that followed Dr Randell's presentation threw up some of the challenges now facing Rwanda in terms of women's political empowerment and the difficulties in attempting to replicate what has been achieved there in neighbouring countries. The participants echoed a theme throughout the seminar which was that men and women have a responsibility to support gender equality in aspects of politics and wider development. A participant also noted that support for gender equality in a general sense doesn't always translate into positive results, and that the legal quotas for participation enforced in Rwanda should be adopted by other governments. This point is best summed up in the following quote used in Dr Randell's presentation;

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