Our Team

Simba-Mandota.JPG Simba Mandota-Director

Simba is a trained Rural and Urban Planner and has been with SAFIRE for more than 12  years. Simba has earned his spot in rural development primarily in project management   focusing on programming and monitoring and evaluation in areas of natural resources   management, food security and livelihood improvements, disaster risk reduction, climate   change and natural resources policy.


Spiwe Mundanga-Finance and Administration Manager

Spiwe Mundanga-Finance and Administration Manager

Estella-Toperesu.JPG Estella Toperesu-Team Leader, Agriculture and Market Linkages

A holder of a Masters Degree in Management of Development –Specialization in Rural  Development and HIV/AIDS obtained from The Netherlands, (Van Hall Larenstein   University), Estella joined SAFIRE in March 2003. With over a decade of working with rural   communities she has gained experience working with partners and mainstreaming HIV and   gender at organization and community level.

  Alice Mugore-Eastern Region Manager, Team Leader NRM/Ecology, Technical Manager DRR/NRM ENSURE Project

A highly motivated pragmatic development practitioner with over 10 years experience working with rural communities to promote sustainable utilization and management of natural resources. A holder of a Master of Arts in Development Studies [Midlands State University], BSc in Agricultural Management [Zimbabwe Open University], Diploma in Agriculture [Chibero College of Agriculture] and a Diploma in Education [Belvedere Technical Teachers College