Citizens Initiative is led by a Board of Directors that is distributed across the world. The Board is made up of people who share the belief that every human being deserves a dignified life with opportunity.



Wellington Mahohoma

Country Lead

Wellington is a development professional and passionate community builder. He is responsible for implementing Citizens Initiate programs within Zimbabwe

Takawira (Takah) Kapikinyu

Takah is an international development worker specializing in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) He has a passion for Africa’s human development.

Dr Tinashe C. Johnson


Tinashe was born and raised in Zimbabwe, and came to the United States in 1999. Her longstanding humanitarian values made her want to use dentistry as a service to underserved populations. Once she became a licensed general dentist in 2010, she started conducting collaborative dental outreaches, primarily in rural Zimbabwe, but also to Haiti, South Africa, Bangladesh and Guatemala. Now based in Bermuda, Tinashe enjoys traveling extensively, enjoying the various foods and cultures with her husband, Jeremy, and their three wild-haired toddlers.

Dr Alex T Magaisa

Alex is a lawyer and academic. He was an expert advisor in the constitution-making process, which ended in the new Constitution of Zimbabwe. Currently he is a Lecturer at University Of Kent in United Kingdom

Sara Moses

Sara is a married mom to four children. She is based in Canada. Her Family are her biggest supporters. She is a community organiser and philanthropist with a number of initiatives she has done to help vulnerable communities in Zimbabwe. "We all have something that makes us feel alive, a passionate pursuit that adds a little extra meaning to life,an activity that gives us a sense of fulfillment, of purpose, For me it is the love to help"

Thabang M Nare

Ethics and Compliance

Thabang is a seasoned development professional with vast experience in non-profit and community building work.

Lorine M Takaruza


Lorine M. TAKARUZA is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who works in financial reporting compliance for a media and communications company in New York. She is passionate about social justice and empowerment. She currently lives in New Jersey with her 3 kids and is an avid runner and reader who also freelances as a writer

Chenayimoyo Mutambasere

Vice President

Chenayi is based in the the United Kingdom where she studied Development Economics to MSc level . After spending some years in the banking industry she moved into technology design which she currently does for a Magic Circle law firm. Outside of work she is a School Trust Governor for a University technical college in Salford and a church youth leader. Chenayi is a loving mum of 3 and wife.

Freeman Chari


Freeman is a tech entrepreneur based in Ohio, USA. He is the Founder and CEO of Huyai Inc - travel discovery engine for Africa.