Leon Gwaka’s research focuses on digital infrastructure transformation in resource constrained communities and its impact on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. He is currently involved with the 1 World Connected project under the supervision of CTIC founding director Prof. Christopher Yoo.
With funding from USAID and Resilient Africa Network, Leon led the implementation of the MOSMAC project in Beitbridge, Zimbabwe, and conducted a critical impact assessment of this intervention for his PhD. This project was selected in the top 10 of BCFN Young Earth Solutions 2017. Between 2013-15, Leon trained as a professional accountant in South Africa and taught taxation.
Leon is a graduate of University of the Western Cape, PhD 2019, and Cape Peninsula University of Technology, M Tech 2015.