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Rumbidzai Chisenga

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Scholar Rumbidzai Chisenga from Columbia University Scholars 2018-2019.

Program Manager, Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS)


Rumbidzai Chisenga is a Program Manager at the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS), a pan-African think tank that provides platforms for Africans to rigorously engage on the continent’s development challenges and offer Afro-centric solutions. Rumbi is in charge of the MINDS Youth Program on Elections and Governance, which equips African youth with requisite knowledge and skills for meaningful participation in elections and governance. Under Rumbi’s leadership, the program has established a growing alumni network that has spread across 53 African countries. Rumbi also leads the MINDS Scholarship Program, a leadership development initiative that enables African students to gain exposure by studying in another African country, outside their country of origin.

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