Using principles of Circular Economy, Madam Waste endeavours to constantly view waste not in its traditional sense of a disposable material, but a feedstock for other activities. Gamuchirai also has keen interest in entrepreneurship development. She is the Chief Operations Officer at 22 ON SLOANE. She oversees the Startup Campus’ overall operations as well as spearheading the organisation’s strategic planning. Her duties include supporting her team with the necessary resources to drive the company’s vision and impact as well as exploring local and international entrepreneurship trends and partnerships, with a gentle bias towards the green economy and clean energy sub-sectors.
Gamuchirai has 10 years’ work experience, which underpinned by entrepreneurship, project management, renewable energy, and a keen focus on decentralising energy in African cities using anaerobic digestion. Her skills set include but not limited to project management and strategic planning, business operations and development, stakeholder management, leading teams to achieve deliverables, problem solving, resilience and tenacity, peculiar attention to detail, ability to probe for quality, excellent communication skills (written & oral), flexibility to operate in different environments as well as empathy. Gamuchirai hold a B. Town and Regional Planning from the University of Pretoria, an MPhil Energy Poverty and Development from the University of Cape Town, Project Management Certificate from the University of South Africa and is currently registered at the University of the Witwatersrand for a DPhil. Gamuchirai also sits on the South African Biogas Industry Association (SABIA), South African Planning Institute (SAPI) and Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN). Anti-Silos and Pro-Collaboration, hence the multidisciplinary interests and experiences.