Executive Team

PROFESSOR GIFT MUGANO (Ph. D) |Executive Director
Professor Gift Mugano (Ph.D) is a Visiting Professor of Economics at Durban University of Technology. He is a distinguished scholar and global authority on International Trade & Development with over fifteen (15) years of extensive experience ranging from research & publications, policy advisory, trade negotiations, lecturing, administration, leadership and consultancy work.
Dr. Richard Kamidza |Head of Export Development and Trade Promotion
Dr Richard Kamidza has more than 22 years of professional experience in research on enabling environment policy reform, trade and investment policy and promotion, capacity building, regional integration, and donor coordination.
Dr. Nelson Chanza|Head of Climate Change and Environmental Management
Dr Chanza is a member of the Environmental Management Board of Directors responsible for giving policy directions to the operations of the Environmental Management Agency (EMA).
Dr Mable. N. Hungwe |Head of Policy Advisory and Research
Mabel is a Rural Development Specialist/Policy Analyst and a Development Facilitator with a PhD degree in Social and Economic Geography from Lund University in Sweden.


Prof. Albert Makochekanwa
Prof. Albert Makochekanwa is an economist with over 14 years of experience in economics and social science issues. He has worked extensively in Africa, specifically, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana and Ethiopia.
Dr Takawira Mumvuma
Dr Takawira Mumvuma is a Senior lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe teaching Development Economics, Social Economics and Microeconomics. Besides lecturing at the University of Zimbabwe he has also done a lot consulting and research work locally and regionally.
Prof Macleans Mzumara
Prof Macleans Mzumara has held several positions in Africa and North America. He has also taught in several universities in Africa and North America. He holds a PhD (Economics), two Masters Degrees in Economics and a Bachelor degree.
Moses Chundu
Moses is a seasoned Economist with over 17 years of experience spanning the Academic, Banking Sector, Manufacturing Sector, Government and Development Work at analytical and senior levels.

Support Staff

Daisy Mushandu|Marketing and Public Relations
She is a holder of a Bachelor Honours Degree in Marketing, she has over 3 years’ experience in Marketing and Public Relations Activities, Survey management, Monitoring and Evaluation and Project management.
Tsepeso Setaboli|Research Analyst Assistant
He is currently studying towards an MSc in Agriculture and Applied Economics and has Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Agriculture Economics & Extension. He has more than 2 years of experience in providing agricultural information to management by researching and analyzing agricultural data.
Primrose Moyo |Research Analyst Assistant
is a holder of BSc in Agricultural Economicd & Studied with the University of Zimbabwe. At present she is studying under collaborative Msc in Agriculltal and Applied Economics (CMMAE) with shared facility for specialization and Electives (SFSE) Co-hosted with the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Over the past years, she has done a lot of research work locally, as a research assistant one of which was sponsored by USAID.