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Our Team



Xavier Mudangwe

Xavier provides strategic leadership to the organisation and coordinates programmes and operations.


Advocacy & MEAL Officer

Tavonga Mutemeri

Tavonga implements research and advocacy initiatives and is responsible for M&E, accountability and learning.


Project Officer

Blessing Mutoro

Blessing implements programmes and projects and builds relationships with communities and stakeholders.


Driver / Caretaker

Chrispen Banda

Chrispen takes care of the organisation's premises and supports the logistics.


Projects Intern

Francisca Nyamwanza

Francisca is an intern in the Programmes Department.


Finance & Administration Officer

Melissa Benhura

Melissa is responsible for financial operations, accounting and administrative tasks.


Project Officer

Rumbidzai Magurupira

Rumbidzai implements programmes and projects and builds relationships with communities and stakeholders.


Project Officer

Vimbai Mupikata

Vimbai supports programmes and projects of the Peace Building Network of Zimbabwe (PBNZ).


Finance and Administration Intern

Daphne Mamhende

Daphne is an intern in the Finance and Administration Department.


Projects Intern

Leeroy Machemedze

Leeroy is an intern in the Programmes Department.

Our Board

Amb. Mary S. Mubi was Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe to FAO, WFP and IFAD, Ambassador to Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, High Commissioner to Namibia, Commissioner General for the 2020 Dubai Expo, Senior Principal Director in the Dept. of Public Affairs in the Office of the President and Cabinet, UNICEF Communications Officer, and Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Community Development and Women’s Affairs. She holds a M.Ed. from Boston University and consulted on the development of African Studies in the Boston school system. She is the chairperson of Transmedia Corporation, deputy board chairperson of Skynet Holdings and board member for Women’s University in Africa (WUA) and Centre for Agriculture and Food Policy (CAFP).


Mr Edward Veremu is a financial management expert with over 20 years management experience with international NGOs in Southern and East Africa and 12 years in the private sector. He holds a MSc. Finance from Leicester University, post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies from Nottingham Trent University and Diploma in Business Studies from University of Zimbabwe. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS), Public Accountants and Auditors Board (PAAB) and Chief Finance Officer (CFO) South Africa.


Mr Mehluli Tshuma is a registered legal practitioner, notary public and conveyancer with the High Court of Zimbabwe and a member of the Law Society of Zimbabwe. He is the Head of Litigation at Chinamasa, Mudimu & Maguranyanga Legal Practitioners and has also worked as a legal researcher for Logford Consultancy. He has worked for the Ministry of Justice as a Public Prosecutor and sits on the board of the Self-Help Development Foundation (SHDF).


Dr Ramphal Sillah is a development practitioner and academic focusing on youth development policy formulation and programming, food security and livelihoods programming, disaster management research and training, social entrepreneurship research and policy initiation, decolonial thought, land reform research, and career coaching. He holds a PhD in Development Studies and has over 5 years of technical work experience in the NGO sector and over 10 years of university teaching and research experience. He has done consultancy work for Welthungerhilfe, Practical Action, Caritas Zimbabwe, Youth Empowerment and Transformation Trust (YETT), Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD), Padare Men’s Forum on Gender, amongst others.


Ms Yemurai Mutama is a finance and administration expert working with the Centre for Peace Initiatives in Africa. She holds a B.Com. Honours in Human Resources and Labour Resources Management from Zimbabwe Open University, Higher National Diploma in Corporate Management with the Institution of Administration and Commerce (IAC), Diploma in Advanced Management Development for Personal Assistants and Secretaries, and Certificate in Teambuilding.


Fr Fidelis Mukonori is a religious leader of the Roman Catholic Church and a passionate peace-building practitioner and educationist. He is the Executive Director of the Centre for Peace Initiatives in Africa and has been involved behind the scenes as a mediator and advisor in many of Zimbabwe’s defining historical moments, from the Lancaster House Agreement to the political transition in 2017. He worked with Silveira House for 26 years, was a member of the African Development Committee (ADC/CAD) and was one of the Constitutional Commissioners. He is the Priest for Chishawasha Parish, Principal of Chishawasha Primary Boarding School and a delegate to the Jesuit Southern Africa Province.


Ms Stembile Mpofu is a conflict transformation expert and organisational development consultant and has worked with organisations and institutions in Zimbabwe, the SADC region and Liberia. She holds a B.A. Law from the National University of Lesotho and a Certificate in Peace and Reconcilitation Studies from Coventry University. She started her career as a Public Prosecutor in Zimbabwe’s Magistrate Courts and was the founding coordinator and director of CCMT from 2002 until 2016.

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