Talent has over 14 years-experience mobilising communities to engage in policy advocacy around their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. In 2017, Talent co-founded Katswe Sistahood, a feminist grassroot movement of activists who are running SRHR/HIV programs in Zimbabwe and the SADC Region. A former representative for women in the Country Coordinating Mechanism on the Global Fund to end AIDS, TB and Malaria in Zimbabwe, Talent is the current Board chairperson for the Zimbabwe AIDS Network, a coalition of about 200 AIDS Service Organisations.
Emmaculate has more than 17 years experience of financial management and administration in both the public and private sector.She has worked in the HIV sector for several years accounting for resources, budgeting and managing grants at national level. She is a corporate governance professional qualifications as Fellow of the ICSAZ, Registered Public ,and a Chartered Certified Accountant, Associate ACCA member, MBA and BSc in App Accounting. Her key commitments are to ensure the civil society remains accountable to resources entrusted to them .She is passionate about corporate governance and training.
Tapiwanashe is a lawyer by profession who started working in the legal practice before branching out into HIV treatment advocacy. He is currently the Director of the Pan-African Treatment Access Movement (PATAM) and is involved in a number of local, regional and international roles. He is the vice chair of the SADC Pharmaceutical Advisory Committee, a member of the African Community Advisory Board and a member of the Zimbabwe National Antimicrobial Resistance Core Group. He also sits on the Technical Committee of the Medical Research Council of Zimbabwe. Tapiwanashe brings a wealth of legal experience in the ZAN Board, including litigation and intellectual property rights.
Marshal has qualification in;
B Tech Education Management Degree (SA),
Certificate in Education (UZ),
Systemic Family Therapy (ZOU),
Public Relations (LCCI),
Professional Certificate in Disaster Mgnt (TDI),
Professional Certificate in HIV and AIDS Programming and Community Based Capacity Development (TDI),
Data Use and Management-Using Evidence To Improve Programs (UNICEF),
Intermediate Certificate in Computers (GTC),
Office Practice (Pitman).
He has experience managing Global Fund funded Projects, Behavior Change, Livelihood, Emergence response, OVC, male involvement and family health programming, HIV and AIDS Programming, Key populations programming, workplace programming, school health and counselling.
Phillimon is a physically disabled, Zambian and Executive Director of the Disability, HIV and AIDS Trust, Harare, Zimbabwe. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Disability, counselling & social development and Masters in Business Administration (MBA).
He has proven 30 years’ experience working with the organizations of the disabled people at national and regional level. He has worked for the Southern African Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD) in Zimbabwe as Regional Programmes Manager responsible for the Small-Scale Economic Development (SEED) Programme. In addition, he has worked for the Development Initiative Services (DIS) as a development Consultant for Southern and Eastern Africa based in Botswana. Previously He worked for the Workers Compensation Fund Control Board in Zambia as Manager Rehabilitation.
He is an associate member of the Southern Africa Institute of Fundraisers based in South Africa. Disability Activist. He is also a member of the CIVICUS World Alliance of NGOs and Zambia Agency of Persons with Disabilities. He is the Board Chairman, Childcare Ministries Zimbabwe and Board Member for VSO RAISA. Member of Regional African Health NGO Forum. Board of Trustee – Action on Disability and Development International UK (ADDI UK). Advisory Board Member UNESCO ESA Regional Office and UN Women New York CORE Advisory Board Member.
Wadzanai is an experienced Advocacy Officer at Simukai Child Protection Programme with a demonstrated history of working with individuals, families and communities. Skilled in non-profit organisations, community development, fundraising, policy analysis, research, documentation, knowledge management, capacity building and networking. Strong professional with a Masters in Child and Family Studies focused in Humanities and Social Sciences at Africa University. She organises and facilitates psychosocial support workshops to motivate and inspire chid marriage survivors, children living and working on the streets, survivors of abuse to reduce HIV and AIDS infection, identify their talents and work towards reaching their potential. She also came up with a Library and Play Centre and developed a Homestay and Scholarship Bonding Policy at Manhinga Village Children’s Home to help children achieve their intellectual and academic capacity.