Vice President

Latenda Magetsi

Tatenda is a current MSc African Studies student and a Master of Public Policy candidate (2020- 2021). He is also a Rhodes Scholar and an Oxford-Linacre African Scholar. Tatenda has been a member of the Junior Parliament of Zimbabwe. He has also served on the Student Representative Council (SRC) at Bindura University and has been an avid debater. Tatenda was selected as a Change Maker for the African Leadership Institute’s Project Pakati on Youth Inclusion in Africa in 2019. He is also the inaugural Zimbabwe National Winner for the World Bank #Blog4Dev Essay Competition. From this development he joined the World Bank’s Youth Transforming Africa Program. Tatenda is a Civic Leadership alumnus of the Young African Leadership Initiative (RCL) and UNISA. He is actively engaged in addressing local social problems and co-founded the Open Mind Initiative Africa, a Foundation to provide training and empowerment to youths who may otherwise not afford a traditional education. He is a Co-Convener for the Linacre Africa Network, was Chair of Communications Committee for the Global Scholars Symposium. Tatenda is interested in the politics of Africa, with a particular focus on how politics and underdevelopment are inextricably interwoven.