Thematic Cluster Coordinators

Grace Sinikiwe Mupfurutsa

Social Services

Grace is a Zimbabwean born entrepreneur with expertise in Health Education and Health Promotion and is based in the United Kingdom. She has been trained and worked in the British Health and Social Care Services for the past 25 years. She has Public Sector and Private sector experience. She is credited with Project management, Health Services Management, Training and Sales. She has hospital and Community based experience and currently works in the cutting edge of Tele- Health Services delivery.

Grace is a seasoned Human Rights Activist. She is a Board of Trustees and founding member of Restoration of Human Rights Zimbabwe (ROHR). Grace is also a Social Media personality championing the promotion of Pan African ideas as

‘Tete Rasta.’

She has very strong ties with NGOs in Zimbabwe and in the United Kingdom. She is a mother of one and enjoys poetry writing, reading, dancing, cooking, driving, walking, swimming and travelling.

Rumbi Chiutsu

Cultural Affairs

Rumbi Chiutsu worked as a French and English teacher in the Ministry of Education, and as a Teaching assistant in one of Zimbabwe’s state Universities. Her interests in  languages, culture  and  intercultural relations,  both  in Zimbabwe and in Africa,  were largely shaped by her multicultural life experiences in the  4 different regions in  Zimbabwe she has lived and worked in.   She was involved in  translation and interpreting  projects such the 1995 All Africa Games , and a translation a collection of short stories from Francophone Africa entitled  ” Fools, thieves and other dreamers ” for the Zimbabwe international book fair, to name a few.

In 2010 she was involved in a co-presentation entitled “intercultural dialogue among the Batwa in the Congo.” at a conference in applied   interculturality, in Graz Austria. Rumbi also has music and arts interests which landed her a role in the London 2012 opening and closing ceremonies.  She hopes to be instrumental in the reconciliation of what she feels are politicised linguistic and cultural identities in Zimbabwe, through this platform.