Young Researcher’s Prize Awarded

The Britain Zimbabwe Society is delighted to announce that this year’s BZS Young Researcher Prize has been awarded to Roselyn Masamha.

Roselyn is a Lecturer in Learning Disabilities Nursing at the University of Hull and a Doctor of Clinical Education student at the University of Leeds. Roselyn’s research is at the interface of science and society; it investigates the politics of knowledge production in relation to an African identity within nurse education. The judges were impressed by the originality of Roselyn’s research and its potential applicability.

The prize, offered in partnership with the Oxford African Studies Centre, will be presented at the BZS Research Day on Saturday 15 June at St Antony’s College, Oxford. Roselyn will also be co-presenting a paper, “Different, Resilient and Relevant: a conversation about time and space for
the Zimbabwean diaspora”, at Research Day.

Register to secure your place at the research day here and check out the programme on this page

ECOCASH joins BZS Research Day


The Britain Zimbabwe Society is delighted to announce that the keynote speaker at its 2019 Research Day will be Natalie Jabangwe, one of the country’s most innovative business leaders. Nationally and globally renowned, Natalie Jabangwe is the CEO of Ecocash Zimbabwe, an innovative mobile payment solution that enables customers to complete financial transactions directly from their mobile phones. Natalie is a member of Zimbabwe’s Presidential Advisory Council and the UN Secretary-General’s Taskforce on Digital Financing. In 2018 she was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and was also a nominee for the All Africa Business Leaders Awards. Natalie holds a BSc in Computer Science from Middlesex University, and has an Executive MBA from Imperial College, London. While still a student, she received a Leadership Exchange Scholarship as the best female student, which she took up at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.

Check out the research day programme

Register for the Research Day to hear Natalie speak on creativity and innovation in Zimbabwe: