Knowledge Chikundi

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Knowledge Chikundi is the Founder and Director of the Zimbabwe Science Fair, an educational platform that offers Zimbabwean passionate young scientists and innovators the opportunity to learn, connect and solve humanity’s grand challenges. He is also the founder Africa Science Buskers Festival, which is Africa’s only existing international science communication competition for primary and high school students and teachers. Knowledge spends most of his time promoting science education through science shows and workshops for students and teachers in primary and high schools in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Botswana.

In 2018, Knowledge Chikundi was awarded the Cornell Alliance for Science Fellowship by Cornell University. The Fellowship immersed him in modern biotechnology issues and opportunities, leading to his staunch interest in synthetic biology and community bio lab movement. Chikundi is now working to start the first ever community lab in Zimbabwe under Noor Academy. Noor Academy is a community of young innovators and scientists working to solve grand challenges using exponential technologies in Zimbabwe.

Knowledge Chikundi strongly believes that the Community Bio movement is a great opportunity to create an access pool for toolsets, skillsets, ingredients and mindsets to empower Zimbabwean communities to tackle the grand challenges.