Celebrating over 10 years of

Excellence in Parliamentary Strengthening


Board of Trustees

Dr Innocent Matshe


Dr Matshe is a director of Training Programmes at the African Economic Research Consortium and he holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Manchester.

Lucy Makaza-Mazingi


Resident Coordinator- Youth Empowerment and Transformation Programme, Zimbabwe. Masters In Women’s Law, University of Zimbabwe (2006) Post Graduate Diploma in Women’s Law, University of Zimbabwe’ Bachelor of Science Honours in Economics.

John Makamure

Executive Director

Founder and Executive Director of SAPST, Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Economics, University of Zimbabwe, 1990, Masters in Business Administration, University of Zimbabwe, 2005, Masters in Business Administration, University of Zimbabwe, 2005 , Diploma in News Agency Journalism, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi India, 1993.

Jan Olsson


Senior Governance Advisor UNDP in Harare Zimbabwe, PhD Business Administration –University of Lund. Thesis: Strategic Planning in an Organizational ContextMaster of Business Administration – Stockholm School of Economics

Witness Chekumanyara


Project Accountant / Administrator, University of Zimbabwe –Medical School-Community Medicine Department (Donor Funded Project, July 2003 to date Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Full Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (CIS), Full Institute of Bankers Diploma (IOBZ), Full IAC Diploma in Financial Accounting, Full IAC Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting

Judith Kaulem


Executive Director Poverty Reduction Forum Trust (PRFT), Zimbabwe Master of Education Degree in Adult Education – University of Zimbabwe, 2004 Bachelor of Adult Education Degree – University of Zimbabwe, 2000, Certificate in Education, United College of Education, Bulawayo, 1980, LCCI Diploma in Marketing, Harare, 1993

Erik Fiil


M.A (Economy and Political Science), University of Copenhagen, 1988 – 93 Ambassador in Kenya, 1997 – 2001Ambassador in Zimbabwe (also accredited to Angola and Botswana), 2001 – 2004 Executive Director, African Development Bank, 1988 – 93 Permanent Representative of Denmark to Habitat and UNEP

Sarah Helen Chiumbu


Lecturer in the Department of Media Studies, School of Literature and Languages, Wits University, Doctor of Philosophy in Media and Communication, University of Olso, Master of Philosophy in Media and Communication Studies, University of Oslo, Post-Graduate Diploma, Media and Communication, University of Zimbabwe, Bachelor of Arts in English Literature & French, University of Zimbabwe