Board Members

Trust Maanda

He is a prominent human rights lawyer and senior partner at Maunga, Maanda and Associates. Trust Maanda also sits on the boards of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights and Bulawayo Agenda. In 2008 he was voted Lawyer of the Year by the Law Society of Zimbabwe. In 2009 he was again voted lawyer of the year by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. Trust Maanda has served as Vice Chair for Manicaland Lawyers Association. During his time as vice chair, Manicaland Lawyers Association won a Law Society of Zimbabwe award for defending victims of human rights abuses in Marange diamond fields. Maanda has handled several high profile cases involving human rights defenders and prominent politicians in Zimbabwe.

Belinda Chinowawa

BellindaChinowawa, is a Senior Projects Lawyer at Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. She has a wealth of experience in human rights litigation through the filing of cases in the superior courts of Zimbabwe, and before the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights. She holds an LL.M from Columbia University and is studying towards a Master of degree in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford

Rev. Obert Shatai

Rev Obert Shatai is one of the few clergymen who have stood up for justice and human rights in Zimbabwe. He is the former Bishop of the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe and current Superintendant Minister of the Highlands Circuit. He has previously served as a board member of Christian Care and he currently sits on the board of Christian Alliance. Rev. Shatai is also a board member of the Ecumenical Leaders Forum and committee member of Churches in Manicaland.  He has worked tirelessly to provide leadership and strengthen the work of organizations that fight for the rights of vulnerable groups in society, in particular women and children.

ThandiweChidavarume (wlz@mweb.co.zw)

The national coordinator at Women and Land, Zimbabwe. Before joining Women and land in Zimbabwe Thandiwe was Project Manager at ActionAid. Her expertise in managing grants and projects at Women and Land helps in strengthening CNRG’s capacity to manage projects. She also advises CNRG on its gender policy;

PepukaiJimu (pepjimu@gmail.com)

She holds a Bachelors of Commerce, Finance Degree. She was finance officer with Zimbabwe’s third largest mobile telephone operator, Telecel Zimbabwe between 2009 and 2015. Her role in the board is to ensure that CNRG finance books are in order and properly managed.

Tafadzwa Kuvheya

Currently she is the Programs Officer for the International Alliance on Natural Resources In Africa. She advises CNRG on strategies and methods being used by international movements and campaigns against destructive extraction of natural resources