"Our Team"

Ishanesu S Gusha | Executive Director

Rev Isheanesu S. Gusha is currently a PhD student. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Religious Studies, Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree in Religious Studies and a Diploma in Religious Studies from the University of Zimbabwe. His major interests are in peace studies especially inter-faith dialogue. Has been involved in interfaith dialogue and peace-building in Zimbabwe and beyond in countries such as Nigeria, Germany, Indonesia, and India. 

Appointed ambassador of Parliament of World’s Religions from September 2014 to September 2016. His dream is to make peace-building and interfaith dialogue practical in Zimbabwe by establishing a peace school. 


Jean T Sibotshiwe | Managing Director

Ms Jean Tsungai Sibotshiwe is currently studying for a Master of Business Administration at the University of Zimbabwe. She is a holder of Bachelor of Business Administration and a Higher National Diploma in Hotel and Catering Supervisory Management from the Institute of Marketing Management. Jean has a vast experience working in diverse number of hotels in Zimbabwe and also in the Mining Industry. However, she spent most of her time working in America in the Shipping Industry as well as in Hotels in Dubai. Her strengths include the ability to get things done in time and to perfection. 


Tapiwa Huggins Gusha | Programs Director

Mr. Tapiwa Huggins Gusha is currently a PhD student at Stellenbosch University in South Africa . He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Religious Studies, Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree in Religious Studies and a Diploma in Religious Studies from the University of Zimbabwe. He is employed as a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe and also teaches at Bishop Gaul Theological Seminary of Zimbabwe as well as at Wadzanai Training Centre. Tapiwa has attended quite a number of summer schools in Bulgaria ,China and India. His major interests are in peace studies especially inter-faith dialogue.


Caroline Nhira | Finance Director

She is a holder of diploma in Hotel and Catering from Harare Polytechnic College. She had vast experience in the hospitality industry after serving for more than five years in the hotel industries. She is currently running her own catering business and she is bringing her experience and expertise into the school. She is a mother of one and planning to pursue her studies to the next level after nursing the baby. However, though experienced in hospitality industry she is passionate on issues of gender equality and environment. Such a passion makes her relevant to the vision and mission of the school.


Adam Seligman (CEDAR) | International Programs Coordinator

Adam is a professor of religion at Boston University and research associate at the university’s Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs. He has taught at universities in the United States, Israel, and Hungary, where he was a Fulbright Fellow from 1990 to 1992. He lived for close to 20 years in Israel, where he was a member of Kibbutz Kerem Shalom in the early 1970s. His books include The Idea of Civil Society (Free Press 1992); Inner-Worldly Individualism (Transaction Press 1994); The Problem of Trust (Princeton University Press 1997); Modernity’s Wager: Authority, the Self and Transcendence (Princeton University Press 2000); 

Market and Community: The Bases of Social Order, Revolution, and Relegitimation (with Mark Lichbach) (Penn State University Press 2000); Modest Claims: Dialogues and Essays on Tolerance and Tradition (Notre Dame University Press 2004); Ritual and its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity (with Robert Weller, Michael Puett, and Bennett Simon) (Oxford University Press 2008); and Rethinking Pluralism: Ritual, Experience, and Ambiguity (with Robert Weller) (Oxford University Press 2012). His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. He founded the International Summer School on Religion and Public Life in Sarajevo in 2002 and facilitated its growth into CEDAR.


David Montgomery (CEDAR) | International Programs Coordinator

Montgomery is an American Association for the Advancement of Science Policy Fellow; Visiting Scholar at the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University; and Associate with the Central Asia Program at George Washington University. He has conducted long-term anthropological field research in Central Asia and the Balkans, where his work focuses on the transmission of religious and cultural knowledge; the expressions of everyday religious life; and the social aspects of religious change. He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, Emory University, and Boston University; worked as a legislative assistant for the U.S. House of Representatives; and served in the U.S. Peace Corps. 

He is an active member of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Hannibal Makwasha | Media Coordinator

Hannibal Makwasha is a Theologian, who currently finished his Honours degree in theology and Philosophy at the Catholic University of Zimbabwe. His major interest are in Ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue. He also has passion for Journalism, He is hoping to further his studies in Peace and Governance at Masters level, then PhD at the end. Hannibal has a heart for Photography business which he enjoys during his spare time as a hobby. God willingly Hannibal wants to join the priesthood ministry in the future after completing his studies.

Hwande Elmon | Logistics

Mr Hwande Elmon Alexander is a holder of a Honours degree in politics and public management from the Midlands State University. He also have a certificate in theology from the Bishop Gaul Collage. He is passionate about international relations.