Co-Founder & Executive Director
Professor Charles Muchemwa Nherera is a full-time Professor at the University of Zimbabwe, in the Faculty of Education, Department of Technical Education. He was the Founding Vice Chancellor of the Chinhoyi University of Technology and former Pro Vice Chancellor of the Women’s University in Africa. After starting his professional career as a secondary school teacher, Professor Nherera has held several other academic posts successively that include: Special Duties Officer in the Planning Division at head office in the then Ministry of Education and Culture; Lecturer at Belvedere Teachers College; Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Human Resources Research Centre, and Pro-Vice Chancellor responsible for the Chinhoyi Degree Programme at the University of Zimbabwe.
Professor Nherera holds the following qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Technology Education from the University of London Institute of Education in England; Master of Arts (MA) degree in Technology Education from the University of Linkoping in Sweden; Bachelor of Education Degree (B.Ed.) degree from the University of Exeter in England; a Secondary Teaching Diploma from Gweru Teachers College and a Higher Stage Certificate in Principles of Management from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
He holds other positions of responsibility that include the following: member of the University of Venda Council; member of the Board of Governors of the Zimbabwe Institute of Public Administration and Management (ZIPAM); Peer Reviewer for the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE), Member of the Research Council of Zimbabwe International Research Symposium Organising Committee; PhD Supervisor and External Examiner for the University of South Africa (UNISA), University of Forte Hare, University of Zimbabwe, and Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU). His previous other positions of senior responsibilities include the following: member of the National Manpower Advisory Council (NAMACO), member of the Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (ZIMSEC), Acting Mayor of Kariba, Chairman of the National Y2K Taskforce, and Board Chairman of the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company and Director and Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Development Corporation. In 2014 Professor Nherera was a Facilitator for the Southern Africa Association for Educational Assessment (SAAEA) Strategic Planning Workshops in Zimbabwe and Namibia and developed their Strategic Plan in partnership with Professor Eddie Mwenje, Vice Chancellor of Bindura University of Science Education. He has researched and published extensively and has presented research papers at many international conferences. His latest research activities include; Consultancy for the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education on the Assessment of Early Childhood Development in Zimbabwe, and Coordinating Consultant Researcher for the Women’s University in Africa on the Zimbabwe Zero Hunger Strategic Review commissioned by the World Food Programme.