RPAZ Board Members

Dr. Anna Mary Nyakabau – Board Chairperson

Dr A.M Nyakabau is a Radiotherapist and Radiation Oncologist, part-time radiography and oncology lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe and a consultant radiotherapist and oncologist with Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals. From 2003 to 2010, she was a visiting oncologist based at Mwaiwatu Private Hospital in Malawi.

She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree, a Masters in Public Health and a Master of Medicine in Radiotherapy and Oncology. She also holds a Diploma in Palliative Medicine.
She has vast experience in giving presentations at various workshops, giving public lectures on cancer to organisations and airing of educational programmes on national radio and television. She has a number of publications under her name.

She is currently the Zimbabwe Cancer Control Coordinator and also a Board member of the Cancer Association of Zimbabwe.

Mr. Washington Zhakata – Vice Chairperson / Finance Committee Chair
Mr W. Zhakata is the Director of the Climate Change Management Department in the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry. Prior to this position, he worked for the Meteorological Services Department before joining the academia as a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe in the Geography and Environmental Science
Department. He then joined the UNDP as National Programme Coordinator for Climate Change. He is a seasoned Africa Group lead climate change negotiator and also has experience in the following areas: Atmospheric Physics, Greenhouse gas inventorying, environmental management, early warning systems for food security, environmental policy, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and carbon markets, and sectoral impact assessments, inclusive of agriculture, biodiversity, health, and others. He served as a member of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board of the United Nations on carbon trading from 2012 to 2017, and now sits on the Emission Factors Editorial Board of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is also a Zimbabwe Agricultural Society Council Member.

Mrs L.M Chikerema
Mrs Chikerema is the Internal Audit Manager for the Scientific Industrial Research and Development Centre (SIRDC), a position she has held since 2007. She has over 20 years auditing experience having worked as an auditor at the Zimbabwe National Army from 1998 to 2004 as well as an external auditor in government at the Auditor General’s Office where she rose through the ranks from 2004 to 2007 to become the Acting Deputy Director of Audit.

She holds aMcomm Strategic Management and Corporate Governance degree, Bcomm Accounting (honours) degree, HND Business Studies, CIS Intermediary Certificate and is currently pursuing an Msc Accounting and Finance Degree.

Mrs Chikerema is also a Trustee in the Board of Trustees for the Harare Diocese Anglican Church (CPCA). She was appointed as a member of the 2 nd Radiation Protection Board in September 2018 where she serves as the Chairperson of the Audit Committee and also sits on Legal, Human Resources and Risk Management Committee.

Mr Nelson Charumbira
Mr Charumbira is the Legal Advisor to the Office of the President and Cabinet, a position he attained in 2016 after having been the Deputy Legal Advisor to the Office of the President and Cabinet from 2012. Prior to this, Mr Charumbira was employed by the Zimbabwe Republic Police where he rose up the ranks from Sergeant in 2004 to the professional level of Senior Law Officer and promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent in 2012.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws Honours degree from the University of Zimbabwe and is currently pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Trade Policy and Trade Law.

He was appointed OPC representative on the Inter-Ministerial Taskforce on the Alignment of Laws to the Constitution in 2014.

Prof R. Masanganise
Professor Masanganise is the Dean of the University Of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences.
He holds a Master of Medical Sciences Clinical Epidemiology and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and was a fellow of the of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in the United Kingdom. He has over 20 years experience in research and lecturing of Health Sciences and has numerous publications under his name.

Dr. Xolani Ndlovu
Dr X. Ndlovu is a medical practitioner specialising in diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine. He is currently employed as a Nuclear Medicine Physician Consultant and Head of Department at Mpilo Central Hospital Department of Nuclear Medicine. Prior to this, he held the position of Hospital Medical Officer for both the Radiotherapy Department from 2005 to
2006 and of the Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy Departments from 2005 to 2013.

He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree, MSc in Medical Sciences and a Master of Medicine (MMed Nuclear Medicine). He is involved in teaching of medical physics and radiography students attached to the Nuclear Medicine department.

Mr Aaron Chigona
Mr Chigona is the Director General of Environmental Management Agency. He holds a Diploma in Education Specialization in Agriculture, a BSc Agricultural Management and a MSc. Tropical Resources Ecology. He has over 20 years experience as an environmentalist.
He also has experience as a lecturer, having lectured Zimbabwe Open University Agriculture students on a part-time basis from 2006 to 2009.He is currently a Climate Change Country Negotiation Team Member and the Focal Point for African Ministerial Conference on the Environment National Focal Point since 2010.

Mrs Shingirayi Gundu
Mrs S. Gundu is a Human Resources expert with over 30 years multi-sectoral experience covering private companies, parastatals, non-governmental organisations and small to medium sized enterprises, inter-alia. Her expertise is in the areas of Human Resources and Business Strategy, Talent Management, Performance Management among others. She runs a Human Resources Consultancy and Recruitment Agency which was launched in 1990.

She is a holder of an ILO Certificate in Human Resources Management and Strategic Management, IPMZ Diploma, MComm Strategic Management and Corporate Governance and a Masters in Business Administration.

Ms Vimbayi Chinyadza
Mrs V. Chinyadza is a Certified Internal Auditor and is currently the Head of Department Internal Audit, Steward Bank, a position she has held since 2012. She has over 17 years of experience, having held various posts including Senior Auditor at Deloitte from 2004 to 2006, started up and running a consulting business, and further setting up the Internal Audit Department for TN Holdings in her capacity as Group Internal Audit Manager from 2009 to
She holds a BA (Honours) Accounting and Finance and completed Articles with Deloitte, Harare.

Eng. Benson Munyaradzi
Mr Munyaradzi is the Director for Power in the Ministry of Energy and Power Development.
He holds an MSc Mechanical Engineering (Energy Technology) from Dresden University of Technology in Germany and an MSc in Manufacturing Systems and Operations Management from the University of Zimbabwe. He is a member of the Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers.

Mr Nathan Nkomo
Mr Nkomo is the Director of the Department of Civil Protection in the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing. He holds a Bachelor of Honours Degree in Politics and Administration and MSc Degree in Strategic Management. He has been within the Public Service since 1991.