Paul Zakariya is a passionate community and rural development practitioner. He is an ardent proponent of pro-poor inclusive approaches to development and the empowerment of marginalized communities. He has worked with various Zimbabwean and international development organizations in Zimbabwe to build sustainable livelihoods.
Paul has over the last 21 years gathered a wealth of experience working with rural communities and smallholder farmers. He helped to develop sustainable models for market linkages in the northern region of Zimbabwe where rural incomes were significantly improved. With a banking background, in collaboration with other stakeholders, he assisted farming communities in establishing sustainable inputs and output markets, which structures have been used as models for initiating rural agro-enterprises.