Regain 37 is a social enterprise, the commercial arm of Zimbabwe Smart Sustainable Cities Initiative - www.zimsmartcities.co.zw .
A Zimbabwean registered company, founded in 2016 being spear headed by a group of young and patriotic Zimbabweans working with international partners, both locally based and those based in the diaspora, with the desire to make their contribution to the economic revival of Zimbabwe. With a unique model of “ambassadors” based in the UAE, China, UK and the US.
“Creating a world class citizenship”
To be the platform for practical solutions by harnessing smart sustainable solutions to bridge the poverty gap in off-grid or rural Zimbabwe.
Effectively connect off-grid and rural communities to renewable energies, satellite based internet and eLearning tools.
To create employment for the youth, women and vulnerable groups.
To develop investor attractive smart sustainable solutions for scaling up.
To be the leading participant in achieving the UN SDGs by profitably rolling smart sustainable solutions.
1) Certain communities face a plethora of terrestrial challenges making it difficult and expensive for ordinary commercial organisations to profitably provide internet connectivity via fibre optic cables.
2) Lack of reliable power sources. Zimbabwe still has 60% of its population in off-grid areas, mainly rural areas.
3) Educational material in the form of hardcopy material is increasingly expensive for most rural based schools.
4) A combination of the lack of sustainable energy and internet connectivity deprives; children, women and vulnerable groups access to the world wide web for educational, health, information benefits many other benefits of the internet world, the “global village”.
1) Satellite Internet
2) Use of renewable energy on Pay As You Go model
3) Use of eLearning solution i.e. internet based content and classroom projectors on Pay As You Go model.
Tawanda was raised by his late single mom, who taught him business from a tender age, selling floor polish, frozen drinks, peanuts and biscuits. A self made entrepreneur, risk taker, Tawanda has experience in ICT, Telecoms, Fin-tech and Renewable Energy, he offers 13 years of senior level management in large companies like Microsoft, Genius Computer Technology, NetOne Cellular, Econet Wireless Global (Solarway FZE). Skills built over time with an education background in Zimbabwe, UK, US and Dubai, UAE.
Having travelled on business to over 22 mainly African countries. Have participated and attended countless exhibitions, fares and conferences including Solar Africa, MESIA, Mobile Week, Barcelona Mobile World, Gitex, Solar Middle-east, AfricaCom, and Microfinance Exhibitions etc. Having lived in Dubai for well over a decade Tawanda, relocated to Zimbabwe in 2016.
Tawanda was involved at the infancy stages of Smart Rwanda project on the renewable energy cluster in collaboration with the Rwanda Environment Authority and The Rwanda Development Board. Was instrumental in establishing a mass market for solar pico lights in Malawi, Zambia, Ghana etc.
Tawanda is a qualified project manager trained in Dubai, a certified marketer-UK, with certification in various Microsoft competencies
Clinton currently heads the Dubai, UAE mission of Regain 37. An exceptional professional who has great knowledge in technology, He always brings positive energy towards team under any circumstances which proved successful due to his relentless dedication and eminent leadership abilities.
Clinton believes deeply in the power that stems from the team, his keenness to succeed coupled with his personal humility is a great combination of success.
Clinton has worked for some of the top 10 Silicon Valley companies including Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, Red Hat, Dimension Data
and offers a myriad of expertise in the following areas:
General Management, Business Development, Leadership and Mentor, Managing System Integrators, Managing development teams, Selection and management of strategic alliances, Managing large IT projects and technical implementations.
He has a deep understanding of technologies such as:
- Open Source Software
- Big Data
- Artificial Intelligence
- Blockchain Platforms
Chiedza, offers plus 14 years of Senior Business Management & Strategy, Office Administration including, HR Management and Project Management, CRM working experience. Seven years of which were spent at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) one of UAE’s top corporate organizations
Ashley is a certified public accountant, CA and currently studying his MBA with a local university. Offers over 8 years of financial management in different companies including South Africa, The Netherlands etc.
Rutendo is a US educated professional with over 8 years of working experience. Has worked on large projects in the US and Zimbabwe. A qualified marketer by training.
Tonderai, a qualified machinist and artisan, he brings 6 years of working experience in different civil engineering projects including railway projects in South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Tecla, a qualified electronics engineer has worked in different capacities in Zimbabwe and South Africa.