Director: Eng. Fred Gweme

Eng. Fred GwemeEngineer Fred Gweme is a professional Electronics and Computer Engineer. He has extensive experience in the design and development of new and innovative Information and Communication Technology products and systems.

He holds a B Sc (Eng) Hons degree and an M Phil degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Zimbabwe. He also acquired an Executive MBA degree from the East and Southern African Management Institute.

Eng Gweme joined SIRDC in 1997 and has worked in various capacities, first as a Research Scientist in the Informatics and Electronics Institute before it was split into the Informatics Institute and the Electronics and Communications Institute.

He was subsequently elevated to become the inaugural Director of the Electronics and Communications Institute where he led a team that successfully designed, manufactured and commercialised a wide range of science laboratory and teaching equipment.

In 2007, he joined SIRTECH, the commercial wing of SIRDC, as the General Manager of the Electronics production unit. He was later appointed the Director of the Informatics Institute, a post he has held since January 2010 to date.

Eng Gweme is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe, a Fellow and Board member of the Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers, a Council member of the Women’s University in Africa and an advisory board member of the Emerald Hill School of the Deaf.

He is also a member of the National e-Waste Management Task Team which has been mandated to spearhead the formulation of a National e-Waste Handling and Management Policy for Zimbabwe.

Eng Gweme has published a number of papers and has written and presented papers at various forums.