A Chartered Engineer, Mr Chikohora is Co-Founder and CEO of Cluff Africa Associates Mining Limited (CAA) which is a UK incorporated company. He comes with close to 40 years of experience in the mining sector. He is behind the identification, development and construction of some of the largest gold deposits in Africa. Born in Zimbabwe, he is a graduate of the Royal School of Mines in London, UK, and has worked in his home country as well as in most sub-Saharan countries. He has been particularly active in recent years in Tanzania, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal, Zambia, Uganda, Cameroon and Sierra Leone. He holds and has held directorships in private and public listed companies.
An accomplished South Africa-based Professor of Development Sociology & Development Studies. He has acted as development and research consultant to international and national organisations, government departments and companies, and is Director/Trustee of various non-governmental organisations. In South Africa. Prof. Botes served as Associate Academic Fellow of the World Economic Forum. He is currently a Professor and Director for Research Development at the North-West University, a top five University in South Africa. He is the author/co-author of more than 150 scholarly and commissioned research publications and supervisor of 45 Ms & PhDs in the domains of development studies, participatory development, socio-economic research, housing research, local economic development, sustainable livelihood analysis, municipal cost recovery, community protests and service delivery protests, survey research and methodologies. My sole, first and co-authored work has 963 citations on google scholar with an h-index of 13 and i10 index of 15.
Cassius Gambinga holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons.) degree from the University of Zimbabwe. He is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors of Zimbabwe. As the Finance Director of the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) Cassius Gambinga is responsible for the financial strategy of the Bank which includes management of lines of credit, external audit assurance services and the treasury operations
Rizwan Iqbal, is currently the Global Quality & Accountability Officer for ACT Alliance based in Bangkok, Thailand has over twelve years of professional experience while working with nongovernment organizations and businesses in Asia & Europe. He specializes in Organizational Development (OD); Coordination and Support in development of Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) mechanisms at agency-wide level. He remained directly involved in capacity building of partners and humanitarian organizations across the globe for assuring the elements of quality programming. He is a certified trainer by the secretariats of humanitarian quality standards like Sphere, Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) & MERS and has been providing technical assistance/services to organizations on monitoring and evaluating operational quality by using the quality frameworks, standards, guidelines and tools. He worked with a variety of cultures in more than 25 countries around the world. Rizwan holds a Master's degree in Management and Information Technology from Blekinge Institute of Technology, SWEDEN and a BS(IT) Hons. In Management Sciences & Information Technology from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology. He is a CHS Certified Trainer on Humanitarian Quality Assurance and Sphere Standards certified Trainer/Facilitator
Mandinda Zungu is the Executive Director CADECOM (Catholic Development Commission), Malawi. She has a wide range of experiences having worked in Inclusive Education, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Nutrition, Livelihood, humanitarian sector, in areas of Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction, Expert in Emergency Shelter (technical Advisor and Trainer) , Emergency WASH , Emergency Food Security and Livelihood and Climate Change, Microfinance, rural development. Mandinda is a holder of a Bachelor of Social Sciences (University of Malawi Chancellor College), Msc. Project Planning and Management (University of Bradford) and an Executive Masters of Business Administration – ESAMI. She also brings experience of African humanitarian landscape where she sits on the Boards of The Association of Persons with Epilepsy in Malawi, Malawi Network Against Human Trafficking (MNAT) and Resilient Communities Africa Trust (RECOAT)
He is a holder of a Bachelors of Laws Degree honours from the Midlands State University. He is a member of the Law Society of Zimbabwe. He commands expertise in General corporate and Commercial law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Advisory, Mining, Energy and Environmental Law, Banking and Finance Law, Tax Law, International Business Transactions Law, International Trade Law, Insolvency Law, Trade Finance and all aspects of business Law including Competition Law, Private Public Partnerships, Investment Law, and has advised large conglomerates on all these areas. He also does regulatory and compliance advisory related to corporate transactions. Takudzwa is currently a part D student enrolled with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrator (CIS). He also holds a Certificate in Business and Human Rights. He also managed to obtain a World Bank Group certificate in Infrastructure Projects, Public Private Partnerships and Fiscal Management. He also holds another World Bank Group Certificate in Secured Transactions, Movable Asset Based Financing and Collateralized Registries
Wonder is an experienced Development and Humanitarian practitioner. He holds a Masters in Development Studies (SA), B.Sc. (Hons) in Geo. & Environment (Zim.) and a Dip. Forestry (Zim.) He has worked in East and Southern African countries all through his professional career spanning over 20 years and acquired hands-on humanitarian programming and a broad network of contacts which aspects are invaluable in the CHA`s programming and initiatives. His last official position was CLHS’ Technical Director where he had broad oversight of the humanitarian responses in Zimbabwe and other African countries. His responsibilities included coordination of the preparation and approval of the country and regional strategies and programmes in Africa. He is a seasoned Sphere Standards Trainer and the CHA contact in its role as the Focal Point for Sphere Standards in Southern Africa. Previously he held such positions as a Associate Consultant, with DeGI, Deputy Country Director—Programmes with Caritas Internationalis, Programme Unit Manager with Plan International, Community Programmes Coordinator with Environment Africa; District Forestry Extension Officer—Forestry Commission. He is a certified Sphere Standards Trainer, accredited Sphere Focal Point and a member of Professionals in Humanitarian Aid and Protection.