Munya Saruchera – Director

Munyaradzi (Munya) Saruchera joins FTC as a the Director. He has more than 15 years of professional work experience in social change and development work with different national, regional and international organisations. He has worked across Southern Africa, particularly in Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa and Malawi and spent considerable stints in East Africa and India. Organisations he has He has supported include the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Regional Office for Southern Africa and the Ecosystems Commission; the Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC); the Institute of Agrarian Reform and Poverty Studies (PLAAS) situated at the University of the Western Cape; Biowatch South Africa, the Sustainability Institute; Keystone Accountability for Social Change and Labyrinth Environment and Development Consulting CC.

Munya holds an Honours degree in Political and Administrative Studies (1994), Masters in Policy Studies (2000) and is currently studying for a PhD (Sociology) with Stellenbosch University. His professional work interests are in the broad areas of social change/innovation/entrepreneurship and community development, design and facilitation of social change and learning processes, the sociology of development and the quality of relationships and trust as both indicators and functions of successful interventions in the development discourse. He has written and published on a range of issues in his career. As a of social change practitioner Munya has been granted a Fellows from Ashoka for his contribution to seed banking in rural areas of South Africa.

On a personal level, he is also passionate about multi-cultural diversity and alternative masculinity consciousness, emotional literacy, transformative dialogues and personal growth work.