ZDNNA Leadership

mugwagwaDr. Norbert Mugwagwa
ZDNNA Chairman/ZDHIP Coordinator

Norbert Mugwagwa is a Human Development Specialist who worked for the World Bank for over 23 years, planning, implementing and managing multi-million dollar socio-economic investment programs in countries in Africa and East Asia and led multi-sectorial and interdisciplinary teams. His institutional development, capacity building and program/project management skills were applauded by Presidents of Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda as well as by the teams he led. He joined the Bank mid-career having occupied positions as Executive Director of the Zimbabwe Population Program and Director for Planning and Nutrition in the Ministry of Health in Zimbabwe. In addition to designing innovative family planning programs he led pioneering social action funds projects in East, Central and Southern Africa before moving to the field as Operations Manager for Uganda’s $2.2 billion portfolio in 2000 and Cluster Leader for Social Protection based in South Africa. Norbert has a passion for community driven development and diaspora engagement with home country state and non-state actors. At the time of his retirement in 2014, he was an Operations Adviser to the worldwide Education sector programs averaging $4 billion a year, a position he held for five years. He is also the coordinator of the Zimbabwe Diaspora Home Interface Program (ZIDHIP) and its affiliate the Zimbabwe Diaspora Network North America (ZDNNA). He holds a Ph.D in public sector planning and management from the Management Center, University of Aston in Birmingham, UK.


madavoDr. Callisto E. Madavo
ZDNNA Patron

Dr. Callisto E. Madavo holds a Ph.D. in Economics. He held senior positions at the World Bank, serving as Vice President for Africa from 1996 to 2004. Since retiring from the World Bank he has been a Visiting Professor in the African Studies Program in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Dr. Madavo has served as a consultant to the World Bank, African Development Bank, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Global Fund and the United Nations Office of Evaluation. He has also served on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations.