Who we are

Zimbabwe Diaspora Nation Building Initiative (ZDNBI) is a welcoming and integrating organisation which strives to galvanise the Global Zimbabwean diaspora to support and participate in the Nation building process of Zimbabwe. 

The men and women who are part of this initiative, are mature leaders with a demonstrable level of neutrality and a heightened appreciation that, participating in such a project, requires that all rise above partisan interests and be invested with a mind-set, that puts nation first and foremost. 

Importantly, participating in ZDNBI initiatives demands key qualities of trust, integrity, mutual respect and above all a compelling love for Zimbabwe. These character defining attributes are underpinned by a dogged determination which acknowledges that notwithstanding how polarised positions may appear to be, an amicable solution is possible. Undergirding all the positive human attributes of members, is a stark realisation that individually we are diminished and that together we can achieve more.

 

 

Mission Statement

The mission of ZDNBI is to contribute to the facilitation of the creation of a conducive environment where principal stakeholders in Zimbabwe can find each other as compatriots who work together to evolve a framework of national unity that achieves progressive socio-economic and political outcomes and to provide a community point of contact and a recognized group voice for the global Zimbabwean Diaspora.

Vision

ZDNBI envisions a society in which all individuals, including those of the Zimbabwe Diaspora, have equitable opportunities to realize their full potential and to participate meaningfully in Zimbabwe’s Nation Building Enterprise.

Our Purpose

To provide a conduit for the expression of a coalesced global Zimbabwean Diaspora voice and to provide a platform to network with all levels of government and political, other public and private organizations for the benefit of its members and the Zimbabwean community at large.

We love Zimbabwe.

We are determined to participate

and contribute to nation building.

Join our community and take part in the nation building of Dzimba dzemabwe.

Our Leadership

The initiative is led by an Executive Committee and a Board. The current Executive Committee members are

 

Dr Paul Matsvai

Dr Paul Matsvai

President

Dr. Paul Matsvai is an Educationalist who has been passionate about coalescing the UK and global Zimbabwean Diaspora dating back to the days of the…
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Dr Tonderai Tela

Dr Tonderai Tela

Vice-President

Dr. Tonderai Tela serves on the ZIMEXPO Consortium Board as board chairman. He has a keen interest in activities that bring and unite Zimbabwean communities in the USA…. Read biography
Robert Gonouya

Robert Gonouya

Secretary

Robert is currently part of the leadership team of the recently launched Zimbabwe Diaspora Nation Building Initiative (ZDNBI), where occupies the office of General.. Read biography

Mavis Kamota

Mavis Kamota

NewZealand Representative

Mavis is the New Zealand Country Association representative. A registered Nurse by profession, she lives in New Zealand and has a passion for community….
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Sibangukuhle Khumalo

Sibangukuhle Khumalo

Canada Representative

Siba is the Canada Country Association representative. She is based in Alberta and holds a Higher National Diploma in Accounting (Bulawayo Polytechnic)….. Read biography
Cashias Gumbo

Cashias Gumbo

Media Lead

Cashias is a part of the ZDNBI executive committee as the representative of the Zimbabwean Diaspora in New Zealand. Cashias Gumbo is the current treasurer of the…
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Mr Joseph Mugodo

Mr Joseph Mugodo

Treasurer

Joseph is an Area Operations Manager for ACDEN Bee Clean in Canada. He has served in this position for more than 10 years. His human resources management skills have…. Read biography

Dr Brighton Chireka

Dr Brighton Chireka

UK Representative

Dr Brighton Chireka is the UK Diaspora representative in the Executive Committee. He has extensive health care and community leadership experiences. He is currently a.. Read biography 

Mr Esau Mavindidze

Mr Esau Mavindidze

Media Representative

Esau Jabulani Mavindidze is a Sr. Technical Communication Specialist based in the United States. Esau has an IT career spanning more than 20 years and has worked for major US.. Read biography
Farai Madzivanyika

Farai Madzivanyika

South Africa Representative

Farai is a part of the ZDNBI executive committee as the representative of the Zimbabwean Diaspora in South Africa. Farai Madziwanyika is an…
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 Savannah Madamombe

Savannah Madamombe

USA Representative

Savanna is the Unites States of America (USA), country association representative. She is a creative, innovative and solutions driven person, with a passion for problem solvingRead biography
 Ellector Chikoto

Ellector Chikoto

Asia Representative

Ellector is the ZDNBI Asia Apex Council representative. She is a professional nurse specializing in early childhood health and education. Ellector strongly believes that children are… Read biography

Dr Maxwell Zhira

Dr Maxwell Zhira

Canada Representative

Dr. Maxwell Zhira is a Zimbabwean Canadian living in Canada. He holds two (2) PhDs; in Political Science and in History, from the University of Alberta, Canada…            Read biography

Dr Samantha Sibanda

Dr Samantha Sibanda

China Representative

Dr Samantha Sibanda is the ZDNBI China Apex Council lead. She is an award-winning leader, educator, entrepreneur, radio personality and philanthropist. Her passion… Read biography