Ms Qinisile Delwa obtained a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Durban Westville in 2002 and subsequently a B.A Honours in International Relations from the University of Pretoria (2006). She has a certificate in Managing Global Governance from the German Development Institute obtained in 2007. Miss Delwa is a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Public Policy Partnership Programme in South Africa, completed in 2001.

During her training in Germany in 2007, Ms Delwa made a book contribution on Djibouti’s economic and political development in a book titled: Africa Yearbook: Politics, Economy and Society of the Sahara in 2006, edited by Andreas Mehler, Henning Melber and Klaas van Walraven published in 2007.

Ms Delwa has an interdisciplinary background that has formed the foundation for her varied experience in International Relations, Programme Management, Public Policy Research and Inter-sectoral coordination. Over the past eight (12) years, she has been extensively involved in international projects which have drawn from her project management and stakeholder management skills. Ms Delwa’s strongest asset lies in her experience, in managing challenging government’s international projects. She is highly skilled in managing complex and multiple relationships with a diverse set of national and international stakeholders and has exceptionally strong research and writing skills.

Ms Delwa is currently a Chief Director for International Cooperation Programmes at the Department of Public Service and Administration. Managing the implementation of international programmes for the department. Until May 2015, she served as the Executive Head for Office of the Deputy Minister for Public Service and Administration responsible for overall management of that office.

From September 2009 to April 2010, Ms Delwa was seconded as part of the DPSA team to support the establishment of the Department of Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities. In this assignment she was responsible for providing technical support in strategy development, strategic planning and systems development for the various components of the department, particularly the inter-sectoral coordination branch.

Ms Delwa’s career in the public service has had a number of highlights which include being part of the project team for the hosting of the Progressive Governance Heads of State Summit in 2006, being part of the Africa Peer Review First Country Assessment in 2006 team, managing the All Africa Public Service Innovation Awards event in 2008 and the African Association of Public Administration and Management Conference in 2010.A highly skilled international relations expert, with a wealth of skills and experience in the public sector.