Respect Musiyiwa

Respect Musiyiwa

I am award winning social innovator and agricultural entrepreneur, passionate about sustainable smallholder agriculture development.t
General Business
Mvurwi, Zimbabwe
Skills
  • Community Development
  • Community Organizing
  • Environmental Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Innovation
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Youth Leadership
Experience
CASL Trust Zimbabwe

CEO @CASL Trust Zimbabwe • Co-Founder

ECO-CONNECT is a social enterprise that produce food using local resources

Oct '12 - Present (8 years 2 months)

Amazing things Respect's made
I was inspired by diversity, and capacity of my rural community and envisioned a world where there is zero hunger and poverty. I opted for social innovation and social entrepreneurship. I founded Centre for Agro-entrepreneurship and Sustainable Livelihoods Trust (CASL). CASLĀ“s success speaks for itself; it has changed my life and transformed my community. From a poor peasant rural young man, I have risen to become a successful social entrepreneur. I received several honors and awards which include;
1. Thought For Food Ambassador 2018.
2. Net Impact Climate Fellowship 2017-2018
3. National Finalist Global Future Agro-Challenge 2017.
4. Young Africa Leadership Initiative Fellowship Southern Africa 2016.
5. Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship - US Embassy Zimbabwe 2016.
6. MasterCard Foundation Scholarship 2016
7. National Young Farmer Innovation Award 2015.
8. Boost Fellowship 2014.
9. Empretec Trust Scholarship for Entrepreneurship 2013
10. GEW Zimbabwe Young Social Entrepreneur 2012
Education
Cornell University

Cornell University

Cornell Climate Fellowship Mar 2019 - Present

EARTH University

EARTH University

Agriculture Science. Entrepreneurship Aug 2016 - Present

University of South Africa and YALI

University of South Africa and YALI

Entrepreneurship and Business Leadership Jul 2016 - May 2017

Recommendations

Charles Mtetwa recommended CASL Trust Zimbabwe where Respect is Co-Founder

CASL Trust's capacity building activities in Climate change mitigation and adaptation are showing positive outcomes in rural and farming communities around Zimbabwe.

Charles Mtetwa recommended CASL Trust Zimbabwe where Respect is Co-Founder

CASL Trust have been very useful in climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives in rural Zimbabwe.

Charles Mtetwa Engineer at CASL Trust Zimbabwe recommended CASL Trust Zimbabwe where Respect is Co-Founder

A very vibrant youth community based organisation championing sustainable agriculture and environment protection.