Ruzivo Trust

Welcome to Ruzivo Trust
A Centre for Knowledge Excellence

Our Staff

Dr. Prosper Matondi

Dr. Prosper B. Matondi (Executive Director).
PhD in Rural Development from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.

"It is exciting to work in a young and dynamic organisation that continues to grow. Seeing communities transform through our knowledge, and international networks having belief in us, is the greatest gift that Ruzivo, its staff and associates have provided for me”.
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Esther Paradza

Esther Paradza: Finance and Administration Manager
Bachelor of Accounting , University of Zimbabwe.

She is currently studying for an MBA with UNISA.

"My association with Ruzivo has given me a chance to interact with communities to make their dreams come true."
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Onismas Chikorose

Onismas Chikorose: Finance Officer
BComm. Banking and Finance, Great Zimbabwe University

"Being part of Ruzivo has given me an opportunity to appreciate and understand research in its fullest capacity. As an administrator, I have had the chance to contribute towards the proper management of the organisation‘s financial resources in achieving a better and effective programme delivery."
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Sheila Chikulo

Sheila Chikulo: Research, Advocacy and Policy Analyst
MA in Communication and Media Studies, University of Zimbabwe.

"I am proud to be integral to the achievement of development results that bring sustainable change in Ruzivo Trust's working spaces of land and livelihoods which is evident in increasingly knowledgeable communities, strategic collaborations with relevant development cooperation partners and wide information dissemination on livelihoods and land issues"
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Ngaatendwe Murimba

Ngaatendwe Murimba: Programmes Officer
(Entomologist and Apiculturist)
Bachelor of Science: Agronomy (Honours), Africa University 

"It's only after I became a part of RUZIVO that I came to understand the true implications of "knowledge is POWER". Effectively, I leverage the vast knowledge of the Trust together with local knowledge to improve rural livelihoods. The success of empowered communities that ensues as a result of my contribution, is my reward."

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Theophelus Mudzindiko

Theophilus Mudzindiko : Programmes Officer
(Social Ecologist and Natural Resources Governance Officer)
BSc (Honours) Wildlife and Safari Management, CUT

“My dream for Zimbabwe is simple, “self-sufficient local communities via sustainable natural resources management.” What better way to capture this elusive prize than become part of a family that is likewise driven by the desire to bring about positive change for Zimbabwe’s rural communities whose livelihoods are irrevocably intertwined with natural resources?” 

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Wilbert Marimira

Wilbert Marimira: Programmes Officer

“My passion for the role of development in Zimbabwe and beyond is a constant motivation to contribute to and be part of Ruzivo Trust.”

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Donald Chidembo

Donald Chidembo: Intern 
Bsc (Honours) Geography in the Human Environment, Univeristy of ZImbabwe

"Global development can only be effective if the struggles and challenges that societies face are thoroughly understood. My passion is to see marginalised communites empowered and inspired to improve their standards of living. RUZIVO has offered me the opportunity to work with communties closely and understand their perceptions about development at a local scale."

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Kuziwa Mutseyekwa

Niklaus Mutseyekwa: Intern
BSc (Honours) Geography of the Human Environment (HHGH), University of ZImbabwe

"As a freshly minted student intern at Ruzivo Trust, I have had the priviledge of applying what I have learnt to an environment that encourages innovation and critical thinking at a competitive level to produce results that are needed in the real world. My goal is to create a global social network and intelligence system, using real-time knowledge base management, spatial and temporal variables for statistical information in policy and decision making that communicates results that can be interpreted by the global village." 

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Kudzai Dapira

Kudzai Dapira: Intern  
BSC (Honours) Political Science and Administration (Midlands State University)

"The key Knowledge is understanding people around you and knowing what those that are not around you to see in you. Ruzivo Trust opened me to see this perception of life and the possibility of change through knowledge and ideas".

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Ritah Musanhi

Ritah Musani : Programmes Officer  
BSc Fourth  Year Special Hons in Psychology (University of Zimbabwe)
B.A. Psychology and Management (Monash University)

"The greatest feeling in the world comes from knowing that you have made a positive difference to someone else's life and that you have made that person smile. Working with Ruzivo has made that feeling a constant one for me, it has given me the satisfaction of knowing that through the work that we do, and lives are changed for the better".

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 Farai Sanangurai

Farai Sanangurai: Support Staff

"Having been with Ruzivo since its inception, I see that it is growing at a tremendous pace and it is an honor for me to ensure that our environment is safe, clean and friendly to all who work with, and visit us at Ruzivo."

Spiwe Chiwomba

Spiwe Chiwomba: Support Staff

"In my role as hostess at Ruzivo Trust, I am proud to provide service with a smile as well as create a warm and pleasant working space."

 

Contact Details

28 Greendale Avenue
Greendale, Harare
Zimbabwe

 

 

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+263 773 853 641

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