Saymore Ngonidzashe Kativu
I am hybrid leader, researcher, seasoned multimedia communicator and versatile development practitioner (civil and business) strongly passionate about addressing sustainability issues focusing on the triple bottom line. I found Zarawi Trust (Zimbabwe), empowering agricultural, rural and socioeconomically marginal communities to combat poverty and growing inequalities amidst grand old and emerging sustainability challenges. I preside the organization’s research arm, The Nexus Think Tank. I worked extensively in Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) analysis, have developed models and frameworks for improving development practice. My proudest work is the Canvasses of Inequality Model, an empathy-centred tool for mapping socioeconomic inequalities and addressing their root causes; towards people-centred, sustainable, root solutions, defiant of symptomatic solutions dominating contemporary development interventions in developing countries. I am interested in navigating the borders between research and its practical use, with an interdisciplinary focus across: Sustainable Human Development, Poverty Alleviation and Marginality; Social Innovation; The Political Economy; Sustainable Agriculture, Rural Entrepreneurship Development, Food and Nutrition Security; Climate Change Mitigation, Disaster Risk Reduction, Environmental Protection; Sustainable Natural Resources Management; Gender Equality; Agri-Innovation; Youth Employment, Mentorship and Education.