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July 29, 2023
Harare, Harare

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Celebration Centre
162 Swan Drive, Borrowdale Rd, Borrowdale
Harare, Harare, 00263
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Akihisa Mukai

Akihisa is and Educator. Starting from a small village in Osaka, he now runs 6 nursery schools. In pursuing the essence of human being, he finds unlimited potential and creativity in children.

Annalise Oatman

Author, Licensed Psychotherapist, Shamanic Practitioner
Annalise Oatman is an expert on healing trauma held in the bodies of creative women to encourage greater creative, erotic and life-force flow. She has been quoted in several media outlets and has written or contributed to three bestselling books on erotic poetry and the status of women. She has over ten years of experience working in the mental health field and training as a licensed clinical social worker, mostly working with traumatized populations in a variety of settings. She provides holistic and somatically focused EMDR therapy to creative women and sexual assault survivors in her therapy private practice, and provides erotic dance practices as gateways to generative writing in transformative groups and workshops. Annalise is also a lineage-initiated shaman who weaves shamanic energy medicine practices into all of her offerings. She is currently training to be able to provide Psychedelic Assisted Therapy to her clients.

Ben Jammaine Ncube

Founder & Executive Director of Men's Health Clinic Zimbabwe
Ben Jammaine Ncube is the Founder & Executive Director of Men's Health Clinic Zimbabwe. My mission is to transform social attitudes on healthcare for men, by creating dialogue and safe spaces for them to get help. I also contribute extensively to written works as the editor-in-chief of The Leader Magazine Africa, & The Men's Health Weekly Magazine.I am also the Southern Africa Editor for the Torgene Scientific Media Platform.My work has received multiple accolades, including the Gian Marco Moratti Award for the most innovative response to the covid-19 pandemic in Africa & TheSxoll Zimbabwe Exceptional Leadership Award. I have also been recognised as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) in Zimbabwe by JCI (2021). As well as one of the Top 20 Outstanding Young Persons in the World (2022).

Bezil Sire

CEO of Dynamic Thought Leadership
Founder and CEO of Dynamic Thought Leadership which is a think thank that unifies brilliant young leaders from various fields of expertise to create high growth leaders and entrepreneurs. He runs the National Youth Leadership Summit which is an event aimed at giving the African child the tools necessary to become globally competitive where we invite subject matter experts , thought leaders and industry leaders to share and impart their knowledge and experience. He has experience in leadership and business strategy development , psychology and digital marketing.

Brandon Bande

Tech Community Leader
Tech Community Leader | Falling Walls Lab Zimbabwe '22 finalist | won one or two or more hackathons. Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors,

Chengeto Mayowe

Author, poet, spoken word artist, host and healer.
Chengeto Mayowe, is a Zimbabwean author, poet, spoken word artist, host and healer. She has often said she used to write with her late father, John Mayowe, growing up and he would encourage her every chance he got. Her fathers love for culture, tradition and his children is what sparked the idea of writing fiction stories with hints of reality thrown in and Zimbabwean history, myths and legends. Chengeto is passionate about African literature and mental health and this is evident in her work. She makes affirmation cards for those with issues they do not vocalise out loud or people who wish to have words to lift or ground them. Her mission is to heal with her words, inspire with her stories, enlighten the world about African literature and Zimbabwe and last but not least to make people fall in love with poetry again.

Cliff Taruvinga

A Filmmaker, Journalist and Author
Cliff Taruvinga is the founder and president of Cliff Taruvinga Studios, Cliff Motivation Inc. and Christians with Honour annual vitual conferences, a filmmaker, journalist, author and speaker. With more than 10 years of experience in the media industry, he has many accomplishments that includes featuring on some of Zimbabwe's best television series productions Dead End and Tunga. Through his monthly study guide book titled Overcoming Life, a book that carries messages of innovation, success and hope, he has managed to touch the lives of many in and around the country.

James Skinner

AI educator, Authort and management consultant
AI educator, management consultant, producer of “A Book About AI Written By AI,” and Founder of “AI Super Human,” helping people raise their productivity by 10-100x.

John Cole

choreographer , musician, actor, budding director and entrepreneur.
John Cole is a multi award-winning performing artist whose illustrious career started in the dance industry. He is currently a leading choreographer in Zimbabwe, musician, actor, budding director and entrepreneur.

Kenichi Takesue

Aviation Engineer and Instructor
An instructor of fast English learning methods using logic and statistics, after 17 years as an Aviation Engineer, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Osaka University Graduate School.

Klara Ana Rosa

Polish musician, director, writer, storyteller/actor, teacher and healer
KLARA ANA ROSA, MaSibanda (Wojtkowska) is a Polish musician, director, writer, storyteller/actor, teacher and healer. She is the founder and director of Mhondoro Dreams Ceremony Productions and School, which in 2020 produced the musical epic NZARA-HUNGER, a, full-length animated feature telling the story of the Rozvi Empire in Great Zimbabwe attempting to steal the moon out of the sky - presented and honoured at Poland's prestigious Festiwal Filmów Fabularnych in Gdynia in 2021. She is also director of the Nyamatsatse Festival in Zimbabwe (

Lorraine Shaw

Educator, Leader and Entrepreneur
She is an accomplished Educator, Leader and Entrepreneur who is passionate about teenagers and life skills. She founded Springboard – Training for life, an organization which aims to equip young people with the life skills they need to be more successful in adulthood through various workshops and courses. She has contributed to education in Zimbabwe for 20 years and has extensive experience in teaching and administration. She founded her own ECD centre and has worked in various supporting roles in both mainstream schools and alternative learning centres. Through her many years of working with students, her research and experiences with her own teens and young adults, she has noticed gaps in our children’s instruction, specifically in the area of life skills.

Lun Lun

Artist, Lun Lun. Traveling around the world 5 times to 60 countries, she paints pictures using materials of the land. Her atelier is in her birth place, Awaji island, Japan.

Miranda Chidemo

Data Scientist and Lecturer
Data Scientist, Lecturer MPhil in Information Technology (Research-Based, majoring in Data Analytics) BSc. Honours Degree in Information Technology (Cum Laude) Microsoft Azure Certified

Regina Chari

TBRI® practitioner
Regina Chari holds both a bachelor and master degree of social work. She is a TBRI® practitioner with over 20 years’ experience working with children and families. Regina is a trainer, podcaster and consultant who founded Refuge: Zimbabwe with her husband, Nyasha. They have two daughters who are full of moxie and too many pampered pets. She is best known for laughing too loud, drinking her tea and coffee with ice and sending memes. Regina believes that our stories matter, especially the messy ones. Her passion is helping adults bring healing to their hurting children using the most important tool they have, their relationship.

Sayaka Miura

President of Lutz Corporation and Director of Parallel Career Business Academy (PBA)
President of Lutz Corporation and Director of Parallel Career Business Academy (PBA). Specializes in SNS live video streaming, sharing her expertise to people who face audiences. Mother of two boys.

Simon Yang

Country Director
He is the country director of International Youth Fellowship, Youth activist and specialist in mind-set education registered in International Mind Education Institute. He has dealt with youth issues internationally mostly in South Korea and Southern Africa meeting over 50,000+ youth throughout decade of years. He learned that the most effective way of winning someone’ heart is to listen to them systemically with very precise strategy to even win seemingly impossible heart as well.

Tanatsiwa Monalisa Chitsama

Health Service Manager
Tanatsiwa Monalisa Chitsama, a Health services manager by trade and part time small scale farmer and humanitarian. Her purpose is to improve the world's socio-economic and psychological status in several humanitarian ways. She is born into this world with nothing and she want to leave behind something positive for the existing and future generations. Honors degree 2.1 in Health services management Hult prize campus director 2018-19 Awareness 360 Zimbabwe country ambassador 2018-23

Tinevimbo Matambanadzo

Tinevimbo Matambanadzo is a 32 year old leader and speaker in Zimbabwe. She is the founder of the As I Am Foundation, Woman Rise and the Zimbabwe Endometriosis Support Network. She is a three time author and she holds a psychology degree. She is also the founder of a Wellness consultancy center and company where she is a certified spiritual, transformation and trauma informed life coach. She has also won many local and international awards as she advocates for many issues in society, especially the wellness of people. She holds accolades such as one of the first Obama Foundation African leaders.

Toshitaka Mochizuki

President of Vortex Corporation
President of Vortex Corporation. Author of 39 books with total of 930 thousand copies in 7 languages. He has trained more than 52,000 Reiki healers for over 30 years.

Vimbaishe Musvaburi

Chief Editor of Parliamentarian Magazine
Vimbaishe is the CEO od Vimba Media and Chief Editor of the Parliamentarian Magazine which is Africa's magazine which profiles members of Parliament and their work giving in-depth interviews on their plans and projects from their respective countries. The magazine which is sectored to promote Africa's prides, tourism, farming and mining runs concurrently with a visual show which covers topics and social issues with law makers and heads of states.

Yu Osuka

Founder/President of Japan Import Business Organization (JAIBO)
Japan's leading expert on import promotion, Founder/President of Japan Import Business Organization (JAIBO), JETRO certified international trading advisor, Trading Academy member, and author of 13 books on international trading.

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Borrowdale, Zimbabwe