Mutuso Dhliwayo

Mutuso Dhliwayo

Executive Director

Mutuso Dhliwayo is the Executive Director of the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association. He holds a Masters Degree in Environment and Development from the University of KwaZulu Natal and a Bachelor of Laws Honours (LLBS) Degree from the University of Zimbabwe. His special professional interest is promoting community participation in transboundary natural resources management initiatives through research and policy advocacy. He has worked with rural and poor communities in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park and the Zimbabwe Mozambique and Zambia transfrontier conservation area. He can be conducted on mutusod[at]zela.org

Shamiso mtisi

Shamiso mtisi

Deputy Director
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Shamiso Mtisi is the Deputy Director. He holds a Masters in Law (LLM) in Constitutional and Human Rights Law from Midlands State University. He also holds Bachelor of Laws Honours (LLBS) Degree from the University of Zimbabwe and a Certificate in Environmental Law from the IUCN Graduate Environmental Law Programme. Shamiso is registered with the High Court of Zimbabwe as a legal practitioner, notary public and conveyancor. Mr Mtisi also lecturers Water Law at the University of Zimbabwe’s Faculty of Engineering (Masters Programme on Intergrated Water Resources Management). He has done extensive research and advocacy work on the extractive industries, water resources management, intellectual property rights and farmer’s rights. He can be contacted on shamiso [at] zela.org

Tarisai Munemo

Tarisai Munemo

Finance and Administration Officer
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Is a Finance and Administration Officer with ZELA.Tarisai Munemo holds a BSc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University and is an ACCA finalist .She has more than eight years’ experience in financial and grant management .She has been highly involved in development of financial reporting tools and capacity building of implementing partners.

Nyaradzo Mutonhori

Nyaradzo Mutonhori

Senior Programmes Officer
Nyaradzo Mutonhori is ZELA’Senior Programmes Officer. She holds a Law Degree and a Masters in Conflict, Security and Development. Nyaradzo is an alumna of the African Leadership Centre and possesses over seven years progressive experience designing and leading research projects. Her research work focuses on legal and policy issues in natural resources and conflict; sovereign wealth funds; extractives sector and human rights. She has a passion for women and strives to ensure that all of her research work has srong gender analyses. Nyaradzo is also the Gender Focal Point person for ZELA. Her responsibility is to implement gender mainstreaming in internally and also within ZELA’s programmes. She also monitors and reports on progress on these aspects. She is also leading various projects on Gender and Extractives notably the research to engender the policy discourse on artisanal and small scale mining.

Mukasiri Sibanda

Mukasiri Sibanda

Economic Governance Officer
Mukasiri is a Project Officer responsible for Economic Governance work for ZELA.

Joyce Nyamukunda

Joyce Nyamukunda

Programmes Officer (Publish What You Pay)
Joyce is the Coordinator of Publish What You Pay (PWYP).

Plaxedes John

Plaxedes John

Assistant Finance and Administration Officer
Plaxedes John is the Assistant and Finance and Administration Officer. She possesses several years of experience in finance and Administration. She has worked in both Private and Non-Governmental Organiastions. She is studying towards obtaining a Diploma in Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. plaxedes[at]zela.org

Happy Kamanda

Happy Kamanda

Finance and Admin Clerk
Happymore is a Finance and Administration clerk with ZELA.

Berna Mandisodza

Berna Mandisodza

Administrator

Farai Mujeni

Farai Mujeni

Driver and a General Projects Assistant
Farayi Mujeni is a driver and a general projects assistant at ZELA. He joined ZELA in 2007. He holds a clean class 4 defensive driving certificate. He has also attained a National Certificate in Tropical Agriculture, National Foundation Certificate in Horticulture, a National Certificate in Mushroom Culture and Bee Keeping and is currently studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Theology. farai[at]zela.org.

Nobuhle T Mabhikwa

Nobuhle T Mabhikwa

Programmes Officer
Nobuhle T Mabhikwa, holds a BSc in Forest resources and Wildlife management.She has vast  experience in wildlife conservation and works on any wildlife related issues  and farmers’ rights

Joshua Machinga

Joshua Machinga

Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Assistant

Clarity Sibanda

Clarity Sibanda

Communications Officer

Lee Chingoshi

Lee Chingoshi

Finance Assistant

Darlington Chidarara

Programmes Officer

Darlington Chidarara is a Programmes Officer. He holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in Environmental Law from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws Honours (LLBS) Degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and a Post-Graduate Course Certificate in Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development from the University of Oslo, Norway.  Darlington has lectured several legal courses at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa for over 2 years and at the Great Zimbabwe University’s Hebert Chitepo Law School. Darlington describes his professional joy in the application of laws to better the lives of marginalised communities and disadvantaged groups of the communities. His research interests are in Environmental Law and Property Rights, Mining Law, Climate Change & Energy Law. He can be contacted at darlington.chi[at]zela.org

Josephine Chiname

Josephine Chiname

Legal Officer

Josephine holds a Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree (LLBs) from the University of Zimbabwe and is currently pursuing a Master of Laws (LLM) with the University of South Africa. She has at least four(4) post qualification experience in both the private and NGO sector. Josephine joined ZELA as a Bertha Justice Fellow in January 2019. At ZELA, she is a member of the public interest litigation unit which seeks to address issues of environmental , economic, social and cultural rights violations by state and non-state actors within the natural resources sector. She is passionate about equitable and sustainable use of natural resources and respect of human rights in the conduct of business/investments.

Richard Ncube

Richard Ncube

Legal Officer

Richard Ncube is a registered Legal practitioner and holder of a valid Law society of Zimbabwe practising certificate. He graduated from the University of Zimbabwe in 2016 with Law Society book price. His passion for human rights work can be traced from 2015 when he joined Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights as a research assistant assigned to work under the Public interests Unit to work on human rights litigation cases. In 2018 he joined Kadzere Hungwe and Mandevere(KHM) At KHM he had occasion to litigate on commercial, labour and human rights cases. Richard Ncube joined ZELA in 2019 as a Bertha Justice Fellow. He is assigned to work under the litigation Unit whose main target is to litigate on environmental justice. He is also n avid researcher and s keen interest in wildlife cases.
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