ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe

Economic History Department, University of Zimbabwe

Country Coordinator

Organizational Description:

The Department of Economic History is a haven of largely qualitative research on the economic history of Africa. It is part of the vibrant and agile institution, the University of Zimbabwe, which gives premium to quality research and internationalisation of the institution through collaborative research.

Key Person:

Ushehwedu Kufakurinani  is a holder of a PhD in African Economic History and a researcher on gender issues and economic processes.

The Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University

Country-based Researcher

Organizational description:

A Christian institution that exists to provide a learning environment for the development of entrepreneurial skills and engage in economic development activities that are innovative, research-driven and lead to a better quality of life for individuals and the community.

Key person:

Linda M. Mabwe holds a Masters and Honors degree in Accounting. Currently pursuing Doctoral studies and ACCA. Research areas of interest are accounting in relation to entrepreneurship.

Centre for Training, Research and Consultancy Services

Country-based Researcher

Organization Description:

The Centre for Training, Research & Consultancy Services is a, Research, training, and development consultancy institution registered in Zimbabwe. The Centre is an independent multi-disciplinary institution which focuses on professional training and applied research. The Centre was founded in 2017.

Key person:

George Musvovi is a 29-year-old economist with applied experience in programming, research and over two years’ experience in data analysis, planning, budgeting, and development project implementation

Financial Inclusion for Sustainable Development Zimbabwe

Country-based Researcher

Organization Description:

At FISDZim we believe financial literacy is the bridge between financial inclusion and sustainable financial inclusion. We are a financial inclusion research and consulting firm with over 10 years of experience. We provide research, strategy, and ongoing implementation support to donors, governments, MNOs and FSPs

Key person:

Gerald Nyakwawa; Managing Consultant at FISDZim. He is interested finding solutions to the problems facing the bottom of the pyramid. He believes financial inclusion is catalyst for sustainable economic development.