Florence is a leading global expert in cultural policy, cultural governance, trade in cultural goods and services, cultural and creative industries research, strategy formulation, heritage restitution, theatre management with a strong track record in Africa.
Her experience spans over 18 years working in the African cultural and creative sector in various capacities which include theatre lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe, cultural policy and creative economy researcher and analyst, cultural and creative industries strategy formulation and implementation consultant as well as monitoring and evaluation consultant.
Having worked mostly in regional organisations in the African cultural and creative sector (Arterial Network and Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa), Florence has a deep understanding of the African cultural and creative sector and strong cultural networks on the African continent. She has presented numerous papers at regional and international conferences on emerging creative industry business models, decent employment in the African cultural sector, the value of the African creative economy in the informal sector and the need for evidence-based policy making for African cultural and creative industries among others.
She has also provided consultancy services in the field of culture to Open Society Foundations, African Union, COMESA, SADC, Africalia, Hivos, British Council, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Women in Politics Support Unit (WIPSU), Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust/ European Union, Government of Zimbabwe, Tshwane University of Technology, the International Labour Organisation and the International Federation of Arts and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) among other organisations. She holds an Honours Degree in Theatre Arts and Masters in Arts and Culture Management.