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Nyasha Murwira





Nyasha Murwira

I hold a Master of Science degree in Strategic Management from Chinhoyi University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Sociology and Anthropology. In addition, I completed certificates in humanitarian assistance, program management, and monitoring and evaluation from the University of Zimbabwe.

I have a passion for a range of social and economic concerns, including youth entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and employability. Under this umbrella, I pursue policy-oriented research aimed to promote community development and sustainable livelihoods. In addition, I have worked directly with youth and communities to facilitate training programs and improve livelihood opportunities, including starting and managing businesses. Relatedly, I have conducted market research on the adoption of mobile applications by farmers in rural areas. Extending to my interest in community development, I contributed to a survey on urban resilience in cholera affected areas to help empower affected communities to build sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities.

At the Leaders of Africa Institute, I have enhanced my knowledge and skills in research design and data analysis in order to better understand social phenomena. I am presently conducting a research project that seeks to understand the factors influencing the success or failure of small to medium enterprises. The study is a comparative analysis of foreign and domestic-owned companies. Ultimately, the study aims to understand why domestic businesses often fail to scale up and expand internationally.


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