Welcome to Organisational Capacity Developers Institute
Organisational Capacity Developers Institute (OCDI) specialises in high-level management training, consultancy and research. It aims at enhancing the professional competence of organisations and individuals to stimulate high performance in the dynamic world they find themselves in. Our target clients are government, NGOs, Parastatals, private sector and national training institutions across Africa.
In house Training
We also design course tailor-made to suit your training needs and budget. These courses can be delivered at a venue of your choice right in your country. This can enable you to save money on travel and accommodation costs, save time on travel as the instructor will travel to you and furthermore, the training can be held at the most convenient time for you.
About the Executive Director
The Executive Director
Memory Chimwendo: MA (Econ.), Bsoc. (Economics & Computer Science); PhD in Economics Management Science (View) : UNISA
(Nominated as Africa’s most Influential Woman in Business and Government for 2015.)
Memory Chimwendo is a Master Trainer and Executive Coach.
Memory is known as a highly interactive and engaging trainer. She has conducted courses around the globe for Public Service, NGOs and multi-national companies and coached their managers and executives to higher performance; this experience allows her to relate to all managers from different corporate and ethnic cultures.
She has a Master of Arts Degree in Economics with emphasis in Econometrics, development Economics, Public Policy & International Trade, Bachelor of Social Sciences (with credit) majoring-in Economics & Computer Science and PhD in Economics Management Science (View) : UNISA
Currently: she has done Consultancy work on “Training on Project and Programme Implementation and Appraisal of AU / NEPAD projects or Programmes” under UNECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa) for the whole of Africa and She has been nominated as Africa’s most Influential Woman in Business and Government for 2015.
She has facilitated a Strategic Planning Exercise for Baphalali Swaziland Red Cross Society (BSRCS) and compiled the Strategic Plan for the period 2006 to 2010 for the society; Conducted an in-depth Salary review and Job Evaluation exercise for BSRCS among other consultancies.
In Swaziland, Memory has trained staff from the following companies: Ministry of Finance, Ministry of ICT, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Public Works & Transport, Swaziland Revenue Authority, Royal Police Force, Standard Bank (Swaziland), Swaziland Water Services Corporation (SWSC), Swaziland Posts and Telecommunications (SPTC), AMICAALL (The Alliance of Mayors Initiative for Community Action on AIDS at the Local Level) and Ned bank.
Across Africa, She has trained personnels from Angola, Ethiopia, Namibia, Malawi, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Uganda, Lesotho, Rwanda, Swaziland, Ghana, The Gambia, Sudan, South Sudan, Mozambique, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Eritrea and Nigeria.
She has been a Part-time Tutor for Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme for Management College of South Africa (MANCOSA) since 2004 for the following subjects: Quantitative Methods, Management Information Systems (MIS), International Business and Business Statistics Also, a Part-time Tutor for Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme for Regent Business College since 2010 for the following subjects: Quantitative Methods, Management Information, Systems (MIS), International Business and Business Statistics.
Memory developed and won a multi-Million proposal under the African Development Bank (ADB) Projects to train Ministry of Health (Lesotho) staff in various Management Courses.
Some of the courses she has facilitated are: Strategic Planning & Management, Macroeconomic Modeling and forecasting, Human Resources Management and Development, National Accounts Systems& Economic, Management Information Systems (MIS), Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E), Supply Chain Management, Systems Analysis and Design, IT, Research Methods, Macro Economic Policy Analysis, Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS), Governance, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Reforms, Social Cost-Benefit Analysis, Microfinance and Credit Management among others.
Memory ardently believes that we learn best when we are challenged to solve problems that are immediately relevant to our daily lives and that fun and humour are essential to a good Training Session.
By Executive Director Memory Chimwendo: MA (Econ.), Bsoc. (Economics & Computer Science), PhD in Economics Management Science (In View): UNISA