Meet the Team

Leon Gwaka (PhD, M Tech, B Tech)

Leon has interests in interdisciplinary research in the following areas: Complex Systems (e.g. food Systems, infrastructure), Risk management and Monitoring & Evaluation. Intermediate knowledge of R, Kobo toolbox and Vensim modelling & simulation. Excellent knowledge of qualitative research methods, particularly ethnographic and interviewing methods

Shepherd Gudyani (MA Dev Studies, MSc International Affairs, BSc Local Governance Studies, Cert in Grants Acquisition and Management, Cert in Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation)

Shepherd is experienced in Livelihoods, Disaster Response, Cash Transfers, Food security, Productive Assets Creation, Gender and Development, Poverty Alleviation and Rural Income Generating projects. Has knowledge of WASH, water resources and irrigation. Technical specialism such as understanding of the Resilience Building and Programming, resilience measurement, humanitarian preparedness and response. Comprehensive understanding of vulnerability contexts and the factors contributing to resilience under different vulnerability contexts. Excellent knowledge of qualitative research methods.

Collen Mudyiwa(BSc Dev Studies, Cert in Project Monitoring and Evaluation)

Experienced in Food security, Disaster Response, Productive Assets, HIV/AIDS, Maternal Health projects. Excellent knowledge and experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods.