Rudo Makandwa

  • Entrepreneurship Officer
  • Zimbabwe

Rudo joined IYF in 2016 as a Gender and Women Economic Empowerment Specialist under Zimbabwe:Works Program, with a mandate to provide oversight and technical input into the design and implementation of gender mainstreaming and women’s economic empowerment interventions. Previously, she served as TechnoServe’s Gender Advisor, under their flagship Agro Initiative Zimbabwe Program and Strengthening their Youth Entrepreneurship Program, where she worked to mainstream gender in 18 organisations at both the business and beneficiary levels. She sat on TechnoServe’s Global Gender Advisory Committee where she participated in the crafting of novel gender mainstreaming strategies for TechnoServe’s global initiatives. Rudo has deep business and economic expertise drawn from her expansive experience for over 15 years spent in both the private and public sectors. Rudo holds a Bachelor of Commerce specialising in Finance, and a Master of Science in Banking and Financial Services.

Facts About Rudo Makandwa
  • Languages: English, Shona
  • Country of birth Zimbabwe
  • Hobbies: Reading, farming