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Taurai Maja

Leaders Africa 2022


WASH Officer, Ministry of Local Government and Founder and Executive Director of Development Support International





Taurai Maja serves as the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) officer for the government of Zimbabwe, headquartered in Harare. He works to ensure that urban services are provided throughout the country in an effective and efficient way. As a part of his role, Taurai coordinated a $30 million USD WASH project from 2013 to 2017 spanning 14 small towns in Zimbabwe, including communities and schools, to improve services and decrease disease outbreaks, such as Cholera and Typhoid. Taurai believes that for community support to be sustainable, it must go beyond numbers and deliverables and focus on human stories. He is also the founder and executive director of Development Support International, a private voluntary organization that aims to improve public health through WASH services, food security initiatives, and disaster risk reduction and management.