Our Team

Munhamo Chisvo – Founder & Board Chairman

MPhil in Agricultural Economics, Post-graduate Certificate in Macroeconomic Adjustment and Food/Agriculture Policy, and BSc Agriculture Honours in Agricultural Economics. Has more than 25 years of experience in policy development, programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, and value for money (VfM) analysis in the fields of gender, agriculture.

Joinah Chisvo – Chief Executive Officer

Master of Business Administration Degree in Business Leadership, 20 Years of experience in development consulting general business development and insurance


Deveria Banda – Project Management Team Leader

Currently studying towards attaining a PhD in Food Security.Holds a MSc in Management of Development specialising in Rural Development and HIV/AIDS, BSc Agriculture Honours in Agricultural Economics and Management and a post qualification in Project Planning and Management. Has more than 10 years of experience in Agriculture, Food Security, Monitoring and Evaluation and Project Planning and Management.

Gideon Gavera – Business Development Team Leader

BA in Development Studies and a Certificate in Psychosocial Support, Has 5 years experience in survey management, monitoring and evaluation, field coordination, project management in the gender, public health, livelihoods, Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and child rights sectors.

Project Acquisition Team Leader

PhD operations research & statistics, MSc Operations Research, MSc Biostatistics & Epidemiology, BSc (hons) Maths, Diploma Business and Accounting, more than 10 years experience in research as statistical consultant, evaluations and market research. Godfrey is a Certified  Analytics Professional by INFORMS, USA. Has supervised over 20 masters students academic projects.

Tichaona Chivero – Project Manager

MA in Development from the Midlands State University and over a decade of experience as a development consultant. His areas of expertise include monitoring and evaluation and research. He has worked in a myriad of thematic sectors including Gender, HIV and AIDS, RMNCH, SRHR,T Social Protection, Education, Child Protection, Resilience, Land Governance and Agriculture and Food Security. He has managed country based and complex multi-country assignments for multi-lateral institutions such as GIZ and several local and international NGOs. Tichaona managed the development of the country profiles on Small scale farmers and Pastoralism of nine countries in Africa namely Egypt, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Tunisia, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. This assignment was commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Tsitsi Mukaratirwa – Associate Partner

Associate Partner – MSc, Strategic Management BSc, Sociology Honors, Management Development Programme. 18 experience years in Climate Change, Water Sanitation and Health, HIV/AIDS, Strategic Planning and Monitoring and Evaluations in food security, Livelihoods in more than 5 countries.

Ellen Jaka – Associate Partner

Master’s degree in Disaster Management, Master of Science degree in Rural and Urban Planning and Bachelor of Science (honours) Rural and Urban Planning. 17 years in qualitative and qualitative, policy formulation, workshop facilitation, strategic planning in Emergency Preparedness and Response and the Disaster Risk Reduction thematic areas strategic plans, Programme Design & Management, Climate Adaptation and Resilience and Gender mainstreaming.

Dorothy Kadzikano – Associate Partner

Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Social Work, Diploma in Social Work. 23 years of experience in development and humanitarian programming. Implementation, monitoring and evaluation experience encompasses food and nutrition security, livelihoods, water, sanitation & hygiene, social & cash transfers.

James Jowa – Associate Partner

MSc in Economics and BSc (Hon) in Economics in 15 years of experience in Value for Money (VfM), project monitoring and evaluations, research studies, gender studies, feasibility studies, trade related studies, macroeconomic analysis, poverty and livelihoods studies, nutrition studies, refugees and migration.

Francisca Sharon Nyagato

Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology (hons). Currently managing the Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme (ZAGP) which is funded by the European Union. 


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