Jekoniya Chitereka

Jekoniya Chitereka


I completed my BSc Honours (Psychology) in 2004 and a Masters in Population Studies (Demography) in 2007 from the University of Zimbabwe. After my MSc, I joined the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council as a Programme Manager responsible for Research and Evaluation in 2008. I rose through the ranks and became the head of the department from 2010 to July 2013. I then joined the International Training and Education Centre for Health (I-TECH) as a National Monitoring and Evaluation Officer-HIV Prevention, seconded to the Ministry of Health and Child Care from July 2013 to January 2014. In February 2014 , I joined the Research Council of Zimbabwe as a Research Prioritisation and Coordination Manager up to September 2018, a position which has ignited my interest to pursue further studies focusing on science, technology and innovation and its complex relationship with development. 

Research interests

  • Political economy of science, technology and innovation
  • Science Diplomacy and Policy 
  • Global Development
  • Population, Health and Development


  • MSc in Population Studies (Demography)
  • BSc Honours Psychology