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Culture Fund Announces Stanford Chabaya as the New Board of Trustees Vice-Chairperson

Harare, Zimbabwe (05 August 2020)

Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust - a not-for-profit development organisation serving as an active social transformation agent working within communities through investments in innovative and sustainable creative sector capacities; announced the appointment of Stanford Chabaya as the new Board of Trustees Vice-Chairperson.

Chabaya joined the Board in 2016. He succeeds communication for development expert and poet, Titus Moetsabi - who has now retired from the Board. Other Culture Fund Board of Trustees include; Cynthia Malaba (Chairperson), Priscilla Sadomba, Nellie Tiyago-Jinjika, Eunice Njovana, Gilmore T Moyo and Farai Mpfunya (Executive Director).

Stanford is a highly regarded chartered certified accountant who started his professional experience in 2007 with Deloitte & Touché; providing advisory, assurance and consulting services to clients and leading engagement teams. He obtained valuable experience in the banking and financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, agriculture, healthcare, hospitality and other industries. Stanford Chabaya is currently in charge of directing the financial strategy and overall financial oversight at Dandemutande, the technology arm of the Masawara Group of companies. A Mandela Washington Fellow, he has a strong passion for development - especially for the young creatives.

A unique enabler within Zimbabwean society, the Culture Fund helps the mainstreaming of innovative solutions into sustainable development interventions. It envisions a world in which Culture and the Arts, imbued with Africaness, thrive and are sustainable; contributing to wealth creation for African communities. Its purpose is to connect African communities with financial and technical resources; to lead African Thought research and discourse and to harness the power of the creative arts to help positively change the lives of ordinary people.

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