Tatenda Magetsi

Tatenda Magetsi is a cum laude graduate from Bindura University, who holds a BSc in Social Work. With strong interest in the Child Welfare Policy and Practice. Tatenda has been a member of the Junior Parliament of Zimbabwe, representing Highfield East Constituency. He has also served on the Student Representative Council (SRC) at Bindura University and has been an avid debater since High School. Tatenda was selected as a Change Maker for the African Leadership Institute’s Project Pakati on Youth Inclusion in Africa. He is also the Zimbabwe National Winner for the World Bank #Blog4Dev Essay Competition and from this development he attended the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings in Washington DC in April 2019. He is actively engaged in addressing local social problems and has been a founding member of the Open Mind Initiative Africa a foundation set to provide training and empowerment to youths who may otherwise not afford a traditional education. He is a Rhodes Scholar, and currently studying his MSc in African Studies at the University of Oxford, UK. Tatenda is also an Alumnus of the Young African Leadership Initiative Regional Leadership Centre Southern Africa (RLC-SA) in the Civic Leadership track. Tatenda is interested in development and advocacy for the down trodden. He is also a Junior Fellow with the Global Research Network. At the University of Oxford, Tatenda is a Co-Convener for the Linacre Africa Network. Tatenda also volunteered with Tugwi Trust as the Program Coordinator.