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Munya Saruchera

Programme Officer: Leadership at TEKANO

Munya Saruchera is an emotionally literate black man who is in touch with his heart and soul. He is a Christian, a father, a son, a husband and citizen of Africa and the world.

The key focus of his role is to support the development of relational leadership of Tekano’s fellowship programme. He joined Tekano in September 2017, and prior to that he ran his own consultancy, Labyrinth Consult, from 2010 until August 2017. He has also worked for different organisations that include Keystone Accountability for Social Change, the Sustainability Institute, Biowatch South Africa, the Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS at UWC), SARDC and IUCN in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. He is an Ashoka Fellow since 2009 following his work in seed banking and exchange with Southern African and Indian smallholder farmers. He has written and published on environmental issues, community-based natural resources, and resource rights.

Munya Saruchera is passionate about life, functional human relationships, social entrepreneurship, the sociology of community development, soulfulness and men and women’s consciousness work. 

He sees himself still working in the social change and community development space and has recently completed a PhD (Sociology) with Stellenbosch University. He plans to enrol for a coaching qualification with the Coaching Centre and a diploma in training for transformation. He is an inner activist who gives and receives support to and from others.