Press Release

 

 ISACA Welcomes New Chapter in Zimbabwe 

Global Business Technology Association ISACA Now Has 216 Chapters Around the World

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (30 March 2017) – As demand for governance, risk and compliance professionals in Zimbabwe continues to grow, information technology professionals in Harare, Zimbabwe, have formed a new chapter of ISACA. The ISACA Harare Chapter has more than 240 members at its start, and is becomes the 17th chapter in Africa. ISACA, a global technology association serving more than 130,000 members in 188 countries in the IT cyber security, audit, risk and governance professions, now has 216 chapters in 94 countries.

ISACA Harare Chapter President Franklin Mukarakate, CISA, said the chapter’s formation comes at an opportune moment.

“The chapter will work to promote the assurance, security and governance of information systems professions in Zimbabwe at a time when investment in IT assets has brought about a need for IS governance professionals,” said Mukarakate. “Through perseverance, determination, commitment and team effort, Zimbabwe’s first ISACA chapter, ISACA Harare Chapter, is finally born. The founding team is thoroughly excited with this development and would like to thank ISACA’s staff and fellow international chapters for its guidance and support.”

Officers of the ISACA Harare Chapter include:

  • President – Franklin Mukarakate, CISA
  • Vice President – Delight Nyoni, CISA, CISM
  • Secretary – Charlom Munashe Tsiga, CISA, CRISC
  • Treasurer – Juliat Rumbidzai Mbawa, CISA, CISM
  • Membership Director – Tatenda Mujati, CISA, CRISC
  • Program Chair – Winston Zvirikuzhe, Sr., CISA, CGEIT
  • Marketing Coordinator – Donald Tendayi Chinyanga, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC

The local business community, government, university students and others will benefit from ISACA resources and guidance, including its certifications:

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
  • CSX Practitioner (a skills-based cyber security certification offered through ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus [CSX])

The ISACA Harare Chapter will offer members the opportunity to attend training and skills-development sessions, in addition to networking and social events.

ISACA offers credentialing, education, guidance and community for IT security, assurance, risk and governance professionals. The association established its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) to address the global cyber security skills shortage and help organizations develop strong cyber security workforces. ISACA also offers COBIT, a business framework that helps organizations govern and manage their information and technology.

For additional information about ISACA, please visit: www.isaca.org. For additional information about ISACA’s chapters, please visit: www.isaca.org/membership/local-chapter-information


About ISACA

ISACA (isaca.org) helps professionals around the globe realize the positive potential of technology in an evolving digital world. By offering industry-leading knowledge, standards, credentialing and education, ISACA enables professionals to apply technology in ways that instill confidence, address threats, drive innovation and create positive momentum for their organizations. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global association with more than 140,000 members and certification holders in 187 countries. ISACA is the creator of the COBIT framework, which helps organizations effectively govern and manage their information and technology. Through its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), ISACA helps organizations develop skilled cyber workforces and enables individuals to grow and advance their cyber careers.

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Contacts

Kristen Kessinger, +1.847.660.5512, communications@isaca.org
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