The Zimbabwe Institute

The Zimbabwe Institute is an independent political think tank working with various stakeholders to facilitate political dialogue, consensus building and policy development in Zimbabwe according to participatory democratic principles.


Our vision is to enhance the engagement of key stakeholders in building a tolerant, peaceful and democratic Zimbabwe.


Our mission is to facilitate consensus-building amongst key stakeholders, including state actors, political parties and civil society, in a way that is informed by in-depth research and seeks to enhance democracy.

Core Objectives

The ZI’s core objectives are to:

  • build consensus around a peaceful democratic transition in Zimbabwe by facilitating the engagement and participation of a wide range of stakeholders in the process.
  • research and develop policy solutions in important political, social and economic areas such as land and agrarian reform, economic development and transformation, education and health, constitutional reform and good governance.
  • build capacity among Zimbabweans, including those in the Diaspora, to ensure they can effectively contribute to the building of a democratic, peaceful and prosperous Zimbabwe.
  • establish links with like-minded organisations, particularly in Zimbabwe, SADC and the AU.

Current Priority Programme Areas

  • Strengthening the independence, legitimacy and effectiveness of GPA institutions such as Joint Monitoring and Implementation Committee (JOMIC), and providing support to the associated political dialogue processes
  • Providing support to the constitutional and legislative reform processes
  • Capacity building for institutions of democratic governance, such as parliament
  • Facilitating multi-party dialogue and multiparty democracy
  • Policy research and advocacy in key political and economic areas

Who we work with:

Government institutions, Political parties, local and regional civil society and international development partners.

Contact Details:

If you require further information about the Zimbabwe Institute and its activities, please email us at mafela4@mweb.co.zw, or website: www.zimbabweinstitute.org, 002634334877-9 or 0027215578383.



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