Patience Mawuto an innovative young woman based in Zimbabwe with two years of technical experience in positive youth development, policy advocacy, and project design, monitoring and evaluation. She has a BSc Degree in Development Studies. Over the past two years she has worked in the development sector as a Project Assistant at Habakkuk Trust Organization and has extensive knowledge in managing donor project which she gained through serving in the USAID and YETT Youth Programs which are responsible for ensuring holistic approach and positive youth development in the USAID Funded Programs.
She has technical capacity building skills such as Resource Mobilization, Cooperate Governance, Human Rights Based Programming, Participatory Action Research (PAR) and Results Based Project Management.
Patience is passionate about youth development, socio-economic justice, and desires to see youth involvement in governance and decision-making process. As a youth advisory board member for the Zimbabwe Local Works Program, she plays an important role in vocalizing the needs of young people in her community. Community mobilization is one of her greatest achievements in public service. She has mobilized youths and women to participate in National Democratic process and played a key role in encouraging young people and women to register and vote in Zimbabwe’s 2018 elections.
Her ultimate goal is to empower young people with problem solving, leadership skills and ensure youth involvement in the development process.