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Full name(s) and surname: Adrian Tendai Chinhava

Position: Nomination into the Young Professionals Council Committee
What contribution do you see yourself making to the Young Professionals Council and the SAIMM? :

Brilliant young people in Africa have astonishing ideas, and sadly they are expiring without being brewed. I want to provide a connection between such young marginalised aspiring professionals, and their success. I intend to start and manage an empowerment hub that seeks to progress the goals of the YPC and SAIMM by providing business development skills, trainings, networking platforms, pitch night events and potential investment for any entrepreneurs and small to medium enterprises.

The fellowship will be a platform for me to continue learning about business and entrepreneurship, in addition to the experience I attained in social enterprising. This empowerment will help me expose and utilise my raw talent.

The networks, academic knowledge and experience will hone my skills for perfect implementation and setting up of related projects like the empowerment hub. The professional development experience will help me set up social enterprises that will help cut the import bill in my home country and most importantly to evaluate young people’s start-ups.

Learning Objectives

  1. To manoeuvre projects in a tough economic environment and how to make them sustainable in rapidly changing global environments.
  2. To compare, contrast and develop a deep understanding of pertinent issues affecting young professionals in Southern Africa and develop possible solutions in addressing them.

Interactions/activities that you currently participate in within the SAIMM (if applicable):



Bachelor of Science Honours in Mining Engineering

Brief career history:

Adrian Chinhava is a young social entrepreneur who seeks to enable progress in the world to reduce inequalities. He has worked with marginalised groups of people, by providing sustainable business solutions to community related problems. He is a graduate mining engineer who has a good eye for cost control and efficiency appraisal in operations in order to drive the organisation towards sustainable development. He has skills in Operations Research mainly for Surface Mine Fleet Management. This is evident in the optimization work carried out at Shamva Mine and Cam and Motor Mine. He is a non-monetary philanthropist and has worked mostly with Enactus and Boost Fellowship where he derived skills in project management and monitoring. He is currently working for RioZim Limited, Cam and Motor Mine, where he is a graduate trainee.

He is a beneficiary of the Deloitte-International Youth Fund Project and of YALI Regional Leadership Centre Southern Africa cohort 2.

Date and place of birth:

21 May 1992, Harare, Zimbabwe

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