Godfrey Chekenyere

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Godfrey Chekenyere is a commissioner at the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission.


Chekenyere graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the USA with a Ph.D. in Education in 1984. Chekenyere also holds an MSc degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in 1980; a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from West Midlands College of Further Education (United Kingdom) and a Bachelors of Arts degree from Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone.

He has varied human resources management experience and international development experience spanning 24 years, including consultancy services.

Chekenyere has worked at USAID in Zimbabwe; in the steelworks industry, manufacturing, banking and the milling industry in various capacities including at executive director level for nine years at National Foods Limited.

At USAID, Chekenyere worked on one of the most elaborate and far-reaching education and training programmes in Zimbabwe. As executive director and group human resources director at National Foods, Chekenyere, besides policy initiation, formulation and implementation, was involved in all aspects of change management.

For four years, has held a non-executive board director position at Agribank, chairing the human resources management sub-committee.[1]

  1. [www.theindependent.co.zw/2015/04/17/nation-awaits-setting-up-of-peace-reconciliation-body/ Nation awaits setting up of peace, reconciliation body ], , Published: 17 April 2015 , Retrieved: 9 January 2018