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Vimbai Chapungu

Researcher in International Devlopmemt

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Vimbai Chapungu

MSc Geography |

BSc Planning & Property Development

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About

MY BACKGROUND

Research Associate for an International Development consultancy. Expert in shaping strategy and innovation to meet the needs and values of clients. Championing creative research in my workplace and inspiring stakeholder engagement through leveraging my passion for creativity and research to help optimize client’s visions.

Experience

WHERE I'VE WORKED 

July. 2020–Present

Gamos Ltd | MECS- Reading, UK; Research Associate 

Currently working in a Five-year, £40m UK government-funded programme known as Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS)

 

Role as a Research Associate is to champion clean cooking strategies to influence policy change in line with sustainable development goals.

Writing and Editing
Stakeholder Engagement
Data Analysis
Creative Research
Presentations & Conferences
Strategy
Project Management
Web Design
Publication Design
Communications
October 2017–October 2018

CoStar- London, UK; Research Associate 

The world leader in commercial real estate information where commercial properties are tracked; from sales, leases, demolitions, planning information. The Research Associates optimise the live data of the property portfolio

Data Analysis
Stakeholder Engagement
 
 

Skills & Languages

WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLE

Data Analysis

[SQL, MS Excel]

Content Writing & Editing

[Journal papers, blogs, policy briefs, proposals]

HTML, CSS and JavaScript

[HTML 5, CSS 3, ES6, VS Code]

Qualitative Research

[Interviews, Surveys, Ethnography]

Creativity & Design

[Adobe Photoshop, Canva]

Public Engagement 

[Miss London 2019]

Web Development

[Wix, Portfoliobox, Pixpa, Wordpress]

English

Shona

Swedish

 

Publications

WHAT I WROTE 

2022

Uganda eCooking Market Assessment - Working Paper

Price,M.; Tesfamichael, M.; Leary,J.; Chapungu,V. (2022). 

 

Uganda eCookbook

Naluwagga,A.; Tesfamichael,M.;Chapungu,V.; Fodio Todd,J.; Leary,J.(2022). 

Zambia eCookbook

Serenje,N.; Njobvu,C.; Phiri,P.; Chapungu,V., Fodio Todd,J.;Leary,J.; Jane Spencer,J. (2022).

2021

eCooking: Challenges and Opportunities from a Consumer Behaviour Perspective
Leary, J.; Menyeh, B.; Chapungu, V.; Troncoso, K. eCooking: Challenges and Opportunities from a Consumer Behaviour Perspective. Energies 2021, 14, 4345. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14144345

All Publications

Education

WHAT I’VE LEARNED

2018- 2019

Queen Mary University of London– London, UK; Class of 2019

Master of Science; Geography

Thesis: The Natural Hair Movement; a tool for connecting the Global North and South

Grade: Merit

2014-2017

University of Westminster- London, UK; Class of 2017

Bachelor of Science; Planning and Property Development

Grade: 2.1

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Awards & Certificates

WHERE I SHINE

ABRSM- Music

Trinity - Music

SheCodes- Introductory course

Interests

OUT OF OFFICE

Creative Writing

Modeling

Travel

Coding

Styling

Web Design