Facilitating continuing dialogue amongst Zimbabweans 

Our mission is to facilitate consensus-building interventions amongst key stakeholders including state actors, political parties, and civil society that are informed by in-depth research in political, social and economic policy issues, and to do this in a way that enhances the democracy building process.

The signing of the Global Political Agreement (GPA) in September 2008 and the formation of the inclusive government in 2009 has created a stepping-stone for the process of socio-economic transformation and democratisation in Zimbabwe. Since its formation, the inclusive government has managed to stabilise the country politically and economically.  Zimbabwe has indeed continued to encounter a number of economic and political challenges and setabacks since the formation of the inclusive government.  However, the GPA remains the only viable framework on the table that provides Zimbabwe with the opportunity to extricate itself from economic and political turmoiland establish itself as a leading economically prosperous, democratic country in the SADC region and beyond.  Through increased support to consensus- building initiatives, that include continued dialogue among Zimbabweans to resolve their political differences, implementing reforms agreed to in the GPA, broadening people’s participation in governance, strengthening accountability mechanisms for both state and private sector institutions, drafting an inclusive and democratic constitution and holding free and fair elections, the full extent of opportunities presented by the GPA will be realised.

Zimbabwe Institute helps Constitution making process.

ZI supports the constitutional making process and political parties’ dialogue in Zimbabwe. Recently we facilitated attendance to a Regional Conference of Political Parities in Maputo organized by the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy to share experiences on constitutions and constitutionalism in Africa. The conference was officially opened by HE Joachim Chissano(former President of Mozambique) In pic: Joshua Mhambi(MDC) Hon Douglas Mwonzora(MDC T) H.E. Joachim Chissano, Hon Paul Mangwana(Zanu PF) and Nkanyiso Maqeda(ZI)



ZI Publications

  Download FinalZimbabwedelegationreport.doc Zimbabwe delegation presentation
THE ZIMBABWE CONSTITUTION-MAKING PROCESS Zimbabwe delegation: Hon M P Mangwana(Zanu PF) Hon D Mwonzora(MDC T) Mr J Mhambi(MDC) Presented to the Africa Regional Conference on Constitutionalism and Constitutional Reforms in Africa Maputo 19-21 September 2011.
  Download ExchangeVisitKenyaandGhanaReport1492011.doc Exchange visit report
Multi-Stakeholders Regional Exchange Workshop on Constitutional Reforms: Harare, Zimbabwe (4-5 July 2011)
  Download GPAReviewMarch2011.pdf GPA Review
Two years of political inclusivity in Zimbabwe? A review of the Global Political Agreement Government
  Download ElectionsBriefing1.pdf Elections briefing
2011 General Elections in Zimbabwe: A Panacea to Zimbabwe's Political and Governance Challenges?
  Download NANGOPresentationNov2010.pdf Nango presentation
New Initiatives in the Democratisation of Zimbabwe: Visionary Leaderhip and Strategic Consideration in Civil Society Activism
  Download ScenarioPlanning1.pdf Scenario planning
Exploring New Directions on the Future of Zimbabwe GPA s interim government has been characterised by a battle for state control. The government has also been starved of investment and development assistance and this has challenged the ability of the two MDC formations to deliver. The issue of economic recovery and international assistance poses the challenge on the way forward.


Editorial Comment: Banks must rely on mobilising savings and lending, not fees
6 June 2012 - The Herald Online
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Zimbabwe Orders Mining Firms to Bank Locally
18 March 2012 - Nelson Banya, HARARE (Reuters)
Zimbabwe Orders Mining Firms to Bank Locally
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Insights into Revised Draft Constitution
18 March 2012 - The Sunday Mail, The Sunday Mail
Insights into revised draft constitution Sunday, 18 March 2012 10:13 A Copac outreach team member addresses a meeting during the public consultation phase of the constitution-making process Following the publication of the first draft of the proposed new constitution produced by the Constitution Select Committee, the drivers of the constitution-making process were forced to go back to the drawing board to review the contentious provisions. Among such provisions were proposals around the tenure of the President and the appointment of senior public officials. Copac has refined most of the clauses in the initial draft and will table its progress report to the management committee tomorrow after which the refined document will be presented to the inclusive Government principals for scrutiny. Today, we publish excerpts of the latest document, comparing new provisions and those captured in the first draft. For the full text, visit: www.sundaymail.co.zw
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Chinese investors accused of unfair business practice
9 October 2011 - The Zimnbabwe Standard
AICO Africa Ltd, one of the leading companies in the countrys cotton sector, says it lost millions of dollars because of unfair business practices by Chinese investors who he accused of clandestinely buying cotton from contracted farmers. In an interview in Washington DC on Thursday, Pat Devenish, Aico group chief executive officer told Standardbusiness his company lost about US$10 million dollars last year after Sino-Zimbabwe allegedly purchased cotton from farmers contracted by the local industry.
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Tsvangirai promises compensation for victims of political violence
9 October 2011 - The Zimnbabwe Standard
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said his party will compensate victims of political violence and make the perpetrators accountable for their deeds if he defeats President Robert Mugabe in next years elections.
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Tough times ahead for Zimbabwe's farmers
9 October 2011 - http://www.businesslive.co.za/
Commercial farmers in Zimbabwe this week issued a damning outlook of the coming agricultural season, saying the future of the sector was gloomy, with dismal statistics on productivity on farms and an uptick in violence a challenge.
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