Mduduzi Mbuya

Director, Knowledge Leadership

Mduduzi joined GAIN in 2016, and has worked as Senior Technical Specialist and Senior Manager in the Knowledge Leadership (KL) team.  He is currently Director, Knowledge Leadership, where he is responsible for research and evaluation at GAIN.  He works with colleagues to generate and use evidence to guide improved programme design and implementation and to fill critical gaps in the global evidence. 
Mduduzi is a Zimbabwean national, and has worked for over two decades on nutrition sensitive programs and policy in LMIC.  His past experience spans work on programming, policy and research.  He holds a PhD in International Nutrition from Cornell and is currently a Courtesy Assistant Professor at Cornell’s Division of Nutritional Sciences and Adjunct Faculty at Johns Hopkins’ School of Public Health.  He also serves on the boards of the Zvitambo Institute for Maternal and Child Health Research, the Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition, and the Advisory Council of the Micronutrient Forum.
Outside of work, Mdu is on active duty as a father of three and enjoys (beginner level) kayaking.