Edzai ZvobwoEdzai Zvobwo


Zimbabwe

 

 

Occupational Information


Job Title: Chief Genius, MathsGenius Leadership Institute

Professional History


Edzai Zvobwo is passionate about empowering Africans through mathematics, problem-solving techniques, and technology. He is the founder of MathsGee, an online supplementary learning platform that supports remote learners. He also co-founded The Education Support Forum (TEDSF), a non-profit entity for helping corporations achieve impact for their targeted beneficiaries. Through these organizations and strategic partnerships, he has helped create an ecosystem for disseminating information, training, and supporting STEM education to all African people.

In July 2022, he was appointed an Expert Contributor to the High-Level Panel on Emerging Technologies - APET - at the African Union's Development Agency, NEPAD. Edzai's role in the team will be to meaningfully research, analyze and present findings around emerging technologies and their potential benefit on the African continent.

He is an education evangelist who teaches mathematical thinking as a life skill, Edzai has been named the SABC Ambassador for STEM; the Agenda 2063 Champion for Skills Development; and a Bill & Melinda Gates Goalkeeper. Edzai and MathsGee have amassed several accolades that include 2014 SADC Protocol on Gender and Development award for his contribution to women’s empowerment in education; Top 40 African EdTech Innovations; mLab GAP ICT Innovations finalist; SAIS-Finland Innovation Award.

Edzai has graced many local and international stages such as the Mobile 360 North America; SA EduTech Summit, United Nations Youth Skills Day in New York among others. He was invited to be a contributor to the World Bank Group Youth Summit in 2016.

Edzai is a firm believer that Africa can be liberated if her people are technologically savvy and are able to apply structured problem-solving thinking methodologies to find solutions to social, political, and economic problems that have long affected his home continent. He is currently completing a Master of Applied Leadership and Management at Arizona State University

Qualifications


Bsc Honours Mathematics at the University of Zimbabwe

Program


2018 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow


 Additional Tags: Entrepreneur, Educator, Mathematics, Leadership, Women's Empowerment, Social, Political, Economics

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