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Professor Rukudzo Murapa, Ph.D.
Former Vice Chancellor, Africa University, Zimbabwe

Professor Rukudzo Murapa, Ph.D.

Rukudzo J. Murapa is the Former Vice Chandellor of Africa University in Zimbabwe. In this capacity, he significantly expanded enrollment, facilities and endowments and established the Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance at Africa University, which links issues of peace, stability and development with leadership and governance systems in Africa.
He has also worked for the United Nations where he held the position of Senior Regional Advisor to the Department of Economic and Social Affairs from 1994 – 98. Prior to that he worked for the World Bank as Field Director with offices in Botswana. Dr. Murapa has worked as consultant to USAID projects assisting historically disadvantaged universities in post-apartheid South Africa.
He consulted for the National Association of Schools of Public Administration and Affairs NASPAA) in Washington DC and the Southern African Development Council (SADC,) which brings together 15 countries in eastern and southern Africa. He has also served in a consultative capacity to UNESCO, UNDP, the Commonwealth Secretariat, GTZ and several other entities.
Professor Murapa has taught and held senior academic posts at several universities, including Cornell University, University of Zimbabwe, The Institute of Social Studies (Netherlands), the University of Kinshasa, CIDA University in South Africa. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the Center for Leadership Development at Rutgers University.
He holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration, Comparative Politics and Economics from Northern Illinois University. He has also been awarded Honorary Doctoral degrees by Hamline University (St. Paul, Minn.), Ansai Gakuin University (Tokyo, Japan) and a Presidential Medallion by Martin Methodist University (Tenn.). He is Professor Extra-Ordinary at Stellenbosch University (South Africa).
Currently Dr. Murapa is Director of Khulisa Management Services, which undertakes monitoring and evaluation to major international donor agencies such as USAID, the World Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, the European Union, etc. In addition, Dr. Murapa serves on several Boards.


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