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Dr. Tawanda Zinyama



Dr. Tawanda Zinyama 

Qualifications: PhD (Social Studies, Public Administration), MPA, HAD (UZ); Public Sector Accountancy Course Trainer of Trainers (Public Service Commission and Public Accountants and Auditors Board); Certificate in Fundamentals of Social Accountability Monitoring (Rhodes University), Certificate in National Accountancy (HEXCO); Diploma in Salaries Administration (Stallone Consultancy); Certificate in Research Methodology Training (Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) and University of Zimbabwe (UZ)) and certificates in Introductory Course on Competition Law and Economics (Competition and Tariffs Commission of Zimbabwe).

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DrTawanda Zinyama received his Ph.D. from the University of Zimbabwe and is the current Chairman and Senior Lecturer of Public Administration and Policy in the Department of Governance and Public Management at the University of Zimbabwe. His research interests include public administration and democratic governance, devolution and decentralisation, local government management, public sector management reforms, programme evaluation, public finance management, public procurement, corruption, institutional building, public policy.

Publications and Research Profiles

Community Service

  • Public Service Academic Steering Committee Member, Public Service Commission (2020 to present)
  • Member of the Team Rebuild Harare Advisory Council to the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution in Harare Metropolitan Province.
  • Board Member of Harare Residents Trust (2018 to date)
  • Regular Zimbabwe Council of Higher Education (ZIMCHE) Programme Reviewer and Thought Leader for accreditation of undergraduate and graduate programmes in Public Policy and Public Administration/Management

Policy Briefs

  • Produced Policy Brief on Public Debt and Inequality Nexus for Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD)
  • National Budget Brief: An Overview Analysis: United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

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