Gracian Chimwaza biography

Gracian Chimwaza is the founding and Executive Director for ITOCA (Information Training & Outreach Centre for Africa) www.itoca.org. Chimwaza has electronic engineering, business management and marketing background. Prior to establishing ITOCA, Chimwaza was Head of Sales & Marketing and General manager at Africa Online, a leading regional Internet service provider in Zimbabwe. 

For the past 20 years, Chimwaza has led capacity development, research and project management work in many African countries focusing on education and research, ICTs, digital libraries, knowledge management, and exchange programs  with the higher education and research sectors. He serves on several international boards including the Research4Life Executive Council and Cyberplex Africa, one of the largest web development and knowledge management companies in southern Africa. He has been an invited speaker in many international and regional research and education policy meetings.

Chimwaza earned his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Thames Valley University, United Kingdom, and a Chartered Marketer diploma from the Institute of Marketing Management (IMM) South Africa. He also holds a Ph.D in Information Science from University of Pretoria, South Africa. 

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