Our Team

Wonder Phiri

Executive Director

Wonder Phiri has a background in Social Sciences and has been an active practitioner in the peace building fraternity for over the past 16 years. He has previous conflict and peace building management experience gained from working for donor organizations in Zimbabwe, Southern and East African Region. Wonder has extensive organizational development and institutional strengthening experience which will be crucial in the next few years as CCMT implements its new strategy. The main focus in the next four years is to lead CCMT to strategically position itself as an advocacy and peace building organization sensitive to gender and peace building and applying right based approach to conflict intervention.

Shingirai Cele

Finance and Administration Manager

Shingirai Cele has an important task of overseeing CCMT’s administration, Human Resources and Finance functions. With 10 years’ experience in financial management. Shingirai is responsible for coordination of day to day operations of CCMT, supervision of the administrative staff and producing timely and accurate financial reports for donors and the board of directors.

Xavier Mudangwe

Project Coordinator

Xavier Mudangwe is an experienced conflict transformation practitioner and works as a Coordinator, coordinating different conflict transformation projects. In the past 5 years, Xavier has worked the area of peace building and conflict transformation at different levels. His work extends to the rural areas where he is involved in peace building and conflict transformation project in the Midlands. Through the coordination of peace building and conflict transformation projects he facilitates the engagements of community leaders in designing interventions that will see the achievement of economic and social justice within rural communities. Xavier holds a BA Hons Degree and Development Studies with Midlands State University.

Shadreck Vengesai

Research and Advocacy Coodinator

Shadreck Vengesai is a human rights expert with over 9 years’ experience working with local and international organizations. He has solid experience on research, advocacy and public policy. A holder of a Master of Laws Degree from Tilburg University in the Netherlands, Shadreck has a passion for contributing to peace building by advocating for the review of policies and legislation that generate conflict among communities.

Margaret Chaikosa

Project Officer

Margaret Chaikosa is a Project Officer whose main strength is in conflict management. Her main goal is to intervene in community conflicts capacity building in conflict transformation and assisting communities to deal with their issues constructively. She has vast experience in conflict resolutions and transformation through mediation, negotiation, dialogue facilitation on issues affecting communities, organizations or institutions in terms of development. She has worked for various organizations at project level. Margaret holds a degree in education management, diploma in educations, certificate in conflict resolution, certificate in systemic child therapy and many other courses.

Alethea Taruwinga

Project Officer

Alethea is a Project Officer who is highly disciplined and development oriented, with great passion for human development, mineral resource governance and public policy. She has extensive experience in the profit and non-profit sector working on corporate communication, peace building, young women empowerment, media analysis and natural resource governance.

Tungamirai Nyamakura

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Assistant)

Tungamirai Nyamakura the Monitoring and Evaluation officer (Assistant) is responsible for the strategic oversight, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation for quality assurance and technical learning for all projects and program activities. His responsibility is ensuring that all our work on conflict management and transformation is well documented for internal and external stakeholder learning with continuous improvement of our intervention processes. He graduated with a Bachelor (Hons) in Peace and Governance with Bindura University of Science Education and he is a holder of Monitoring and Evaluation Executive Certificate with University of Zimbabwe. In addition, Tungamirai has skills in community conflict management and peace-building; and results based monitoring, evaluation and learning. His interest for growth are around public policy management and human rights

Tsitsi Zano

Communication and Research Officer (Assistant)

Tsitsi is a communication officer experienced in developing and managing projects, campaigns, advocacy, and communication products that include communities of practice, policy briefs, fact sheets, media releases, and digital communication.Her responsibility is to manage information dissemination on behalf of the organization.

Lucas Mujere

Intern

Lucas is a graduate intern under the Intervention department and is responsible for assisting project officers. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) Degree in Peace and Government and a Master of Science Degree in Peace and Governance with Bindura University of Science Education.

Ruth Manyangwe

Intern

Ruth Manyange is an intern currently studying Peace, Conflict and Governance at Great Zimbabwe University. She assists the research and development department. Ruth’s main interests focus on peace keeping and humanitarian work.

Christof Schmidt

Advisor for Advocacy and M&E

Christof is a political scientist and has been working in international development cooperation and peace building since 2013. He supports CCMT in implementing the strategic focus on advocacy and research, and in strengthening the results and learning orientation of the planning, monitoring and evaluation system.

Nyasha Shumba

Intern

Nyasha Shumba is an intern currently studying towards a Bachelor Social Sciences honors degree in Peace, Conflict and Governance at Great Zimbabwe University. She assists project officers in the Interventions department. Her interests focus on peace building, dealing with conflicts constructively to make the world a better place.

Tafadzwa Chimbandi

Finance and Administration Assistant

Chrispen Banda

Office Assistant

Petronella Chizhowa

Office Assistant

Wonder Phiri

Executive Director

Wonder Phiri has a background in Social Sciences and has been an active practitioner in the peace building fraternity for over the past 16 years. He has previous conflict and peace building management experience gained from working for donor organizations in Zimbabwe, Southern and East African Region. Wonder has extensive organizational development and institutional strengthening experience which will be crucial in the next few years as CCMT implements its new strategy. The main focus in the next four years is to lead CCMT to strategically position itself as an advocacy and peace building organization sensitive to gender and peace building and applying right based approach to programming.

Shingirai Cele

Finance and Administration Manager

Xavier Mudungwe

Project Coordinator

Xavier Mudangwe is an experienced Conflict Transformation Practitioner and works as a project coordinator, coordinating different conflict transformation projects.

In the past 5 years, Xavier has worked in the area of peace building and conflict transformation at different levels. He initiated and successfully setup the Campus Sustained Dialogue Network (CSDN) a student peace building project at three state universities. This project provides platforms for university students to openly discuss issues affecting them at campus. His work extends to the rural areas where he is involved in peace building and conflict transformation projects in the Midlands and Chirumanzu , Tongogara, Vungu and Zibagwe , a project that equips rural communities with conflict transformation knowledge and skills in a bid to create safe spaces with community members who dialogue on issues affecting the development of their areas. Through the coordination of peace building and conflict transformation projects he facilitates the engagements of community leaders in designing interventions that will see the achievement of economic and social justice within rural communities.

Xavier holds a BA Hons Degree and Development Studies with Midlands State University.

Shadrek Vengesai

Research and Advocacy Coodinator

Shadreck Vengesai is a human rights expert with over 9 years’ experience working with local and international organizations. He has solid experience on research, advocacy and public policy. A holder of a Master of Laws Degree from Tilburg University in the Netherlands, Shadreck has a passion for contributing to peace building by advocating for the review of policies and legislation that generate conflict among communities.

Margaret Chaikosa

Project Officer

Margaret Chaikosa is a development worker whose main strength is in conflict management. Her main goal is to intervene in community conflicts capacity building in conflict transformation and assisting communities to deal with their issues constructively. She has vast experience in conflict resolutions and transformation through mediation, negotiation, dialogue facilitation on issues affecting communities, organizations or institutions in terms of development. She has worked for various organizations at project level. Margaret holds a degree in education management, diploma in educations, certificate in conflict resolution, certificate in systemic child therapy and many other courses.

Alethea Taruwinga

Project Officer

Alethea is a media and communications specialist who is highly disciplined and development oriented, with a passion for human development, mineral resource governance and public policy. She has extensive experience in the profit and non-profit sector working on corporate communication, peace building, young women empowerment, media analysis and natural resource governance.

Tungamirai Nyamakura

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Assistant)

Tungamirai under the Research and Advocacy Department is responsible for the strategic oversight,planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation for quality assurance and technical learning for all projects and program activities. His responsibility is ensuring that all our work on conflict management and transformation is well documented for internal and external stakeholder learning with continuous improvement of our intervention processes. He graduated with a Bachelor (Hons) in Peace and Governance with Bindura University of Science Education and he is a holder of Monitoring and Evaluation Executive Certificate with University of Zimbabwe. In addition, Tungamirai has skills in community conflict management and peacebuilding; and results based monitoring, evaluation and
learning. His interest for growth are around public policy management and human rights.

Tsitsi Zano

Communication and Research Officer (Assistant)

Tsitsi is a communication officer experienced in developing and managing projects, campaigns, advocacy, and communication products that include communities of practice, policy briefs, factsheets, media releases, and digital communication. She is a holder of Bachelor of Arts English and Communication Honors Degree with Midlands State University. Her responsibility is to manage information dissemination on behalf of the organization.

Lucas Mujere

Intern

Lucas is a graduate intern under the Intervention department and is responsible for assisting project officers. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) Degree in Peace and Government and a Master of Science Degree in Peace and Governance with Bindura University of Science Education.

Ruth Manyangwe

Intern

Ruth Manyange is an intern currently studying Peace, Conflict and Governance at Great Zimbabwe University. She assists the research and development department. Ruth’s main interests focus on peace keeping and humanitarian work.

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