Where to Zimbabwe | The role of Sustainable thinking in delivering a better future for Zimbabwe | Social Enterprises as means to Sustainability | The Role of Boards in NGO Sustainability | NGO/Private Sector Collaboration | Change or die: Success Factors in Managing Change | Sustainable Human Development | Zimpro’s Quest for Sustainability | Institutional and Financial Sustainability | Future Funding Patterns for Zimbabwe



Event Details

DATES                 :               28 and 29 March 2019

VENUE                :               Harare

TIME                    :               08.00 to 17.00


PRICING: RTGS$400 (Includes teas, lunches, conference material)

(25% discount for payments in US Dollars)

(10% discount applicable for 3 or more delegates booked together)








Global economic instability coupled with the greater need for accountability and impact analysis for donor funded projects has led to a decline in the quantum of funding availed to NGOs in developing economies. Sustainability has become one of the most important issues for NGOs as they seek to guarantee their long-term survival.  For Zimbabwe the issue of sustainability was been made worse by apparent donor frustration and turbulent changes over the last decade that have seen many organisations fold.  

Zimbabwe has experienced significant changes in 2018 with the coming of the new government with a vision of establishing Zimbabwe as an upper middle income state by 2030. Having already begun implementing “Austerity for Prosperity”, the government holds on to the promise of a brighter day for Zimbabwe. But, what is the likely outcome of these measures? Will Zimbabwe rise again in the short to medium term? Should organisations prepare for a turn around? What is the role of the private sector in NGO sustainability and community development? What specific skills do organisations need for them to achieve sustainability? Are Boards relevant in all this? Are social enterprises the new form to adapt in order for us to go forward? How have those that survived through the tough times survive?

KFM Consultants has partnered with seasoned international, regional and local NGO practitioners to discuss various facets of sustainability and decipher the questions on sustainability in relation to the current environment in Zimbabwe.

The Program

The Speakers


Ekenia Chifamba - Girls' Rights Activist

Ekenia is a girls’ rights activist who is member of prominent bodies such as the Anti-Domestic Violence Council of Zimbabwe, The Spotlight Initiative and Civicus Alliance. Due to her passion for the girl child, she is the founding Director of Shamwariyemwanasikana, an organisation that seeks to address the concerns of the girl child and protect her from all issues that have the potential to destroy her hopes and dreams and hinder her from reaching full development. She has vast experience in developing programmes for improving the lives of girls and women and raising financing for such programmes. Ekenia’s work has enabled her to accumulate a full gallery of prestigious recognitions and awards such as the Social Entrepreneur award by the National Chamber Commerce-Women's Desk and nomination by PAW Foundation in September 2018 as one of the 10 Phenomenal African Women touching lives in communities. Her work has enabled her to 

Academically, she holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources with Zimbabwe Open University, a higher National Diploma in Information Technology with DEXPAC Academy Southern Africa. She also possesses diplomas in Banking, Human Resources, Monitoring and Evaluation and Social Work. She holds several certificates in Advocacy, Leadership Governance, Fundraising and Counselling. 


Rose Nhamo - Human Resources and Strategy Consultant

Rose Nhamo is a seasoned Human Resources Professional, Strategist, Labour Expert and Consultant, with over 26 years’ experience in Human Resources and Marketing. She has worked in various capacities in both the public and private sectors. She has served on various national assignments including sitting on the Labour Law Advisory Council and HR Committee of the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe. She is also a seasoned arbitrator.

Rose is a Fellow and Past President of the Institute of People Management Zimbabwe (IPMZ) and the first certified Human Resources Auditor in Zimbabwe, certified by the South African Board of People Practice (SABPP). Rose has won a number of  Global awards for Human Resources Leadership Excellence. She is a Part time Lecturer on the University of Gloucestershire (MBA programme)

She is an accomplished presenter and facilitator and has presented in various public fora  in Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa. She is a Trainer on the Richard Branson School of Entrepreneurship  which is run in association with PROWEB and  was certified as a USAID accredited Trainer of Trainers (ToT) facilitator under the ZIMACP Programme.  Rose has served on boards in the Financial Services,  Insurance, Transport , NGO and State Owned Enterprises which include several listed companies.


Kudzai Midzi - Financial Management and Change Management Consult

Kudzai who has over 21 years auditing and financial management experience and as the founder and Managing Consultant of KFM Consultants, he has managed the start-up and growth of the organisation from a one man band into a regional consultancy covering Sub Saharan Africa. KFM Consultants provides Financial Management, Sustainability and Governance services for the NPO sector.  Kudzai has been involved in building the financial management capacity of NGO Board members and staff through one on one coaching and the facilitation of various workshops, including sustainability-related ones. He holds a BSc in Economics (Honours) Degree from the University of Zimbabwe, a Bachelor of Accounting Science Degree from the University of South Africa and a Master of Science degree in Organisational Change and Development from the University of Manchester. He holds memberships in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Institute of Internal Auditors Zimbabwe. He is also a board member for Empacta, an association of international auditors designed to promulgate the development of the accounting profession as a truly globalised profession.

Kudzai will be speaking about Success Factors in Managing Change in NGOs.


Manyara Chigunduru, CA (Z) - Finance Professional

Manyara is the founder and Managing Partner of Marianhill Chartered Accountants (Zimbabwe) an Audit firm registered with the Public Accountants and Auditors Board (PAAB). She is a Qualified Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe) and a Registered Public Auditor and has over 18 years’ experience spanning across different sectors covering financial management, accounting, auditing, corporate governance, taxation, training, mentorship and advisory. Manyara is a holder of a Masters, Degree in Business Leadership with UNISA.

Manyara is a mentor to a number of business men and women in Zimbabwe; upcoming women-chartered accountants under the ICAZ Women Chartered Accountants Network (WeCAN). She is a Tony Elumelu Foundation Alumni as well as a business mentor to a number of start-up businesses across Africa under the same organisation. She has acquired a number of awards which include the 2018 Business Person of the Year, Financial Accounting Services at Zimbabwe Business Awards and the SADC North 2018 Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government award.

At the Sustainability Conference, Manyara will be speaking on Financial Reporting in times of Changing Currencies and the impact on sustainability.


Simon Bere - Organisational Strategist

Simon Bere is a top Zimbabwean strategist, trainer, speaker and solutions developer who works with organisations providing breakthrough strategies for shifting performance and results, turning around situations and maximisinng human and organisational potential. His clients include some of Zimbabwe's top performing companies. He has extensive experience working with both profit making and not for profit organisations including those involved in environment and development issues in both rural and urban settings. He is a prominent resource person to Zimbabwe's media on strategy and strategic issues including a radio program where he provides breakthrough strategies for business and organisational success. He also a sought-after resource person by individuals for advice, strategy and capacity development

He will speak on the role of NGO Boards in sustainability


Tobias Chipare - Zimpro Executive Director

Tobias Chipare is the current Executive Director for Zimbabwe Project Trust (ZimPro), a local NGO which focuses on food security, agricultural production, food aid, WASH, Livelihoods and public health. Through his 30 years’ work in NGOs, Tobias has amassed experience in a broad spectrum of activities including resource mobilization, development of strategy, systems and procedures, baseline surveys and feasibility studies, training, project planning and management and leadership development. During his employment at ZimPro, he has witnessed various investment projects such as Trust Academy and Adelaide Acres being turned into autonomous sustainable businesses. Tobias is also currently the interim CEO of Octrev (Pvt) Ltd, a microfinance institution wholly owned by ZimPro. At the Sustainability Conference, Tobias will take us through the sustainability journey of ZimPro.

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