As a member of the Peace Building Network of Zimbabwe, CCMT participated in a project facilitated by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) to write and compile an eight module publication entitled Community Healing: A training manual for Zimbabwe. Twelve organisations took part in three writing workshops, held in Harare over a period of two years. The idea of…
Personal Reflections by Godwin Chigwedere Part of my conflict transformation work involves facilitating discussions around Non-Violent Communication.  Increasingly, I have noted that human beings have serious challenges in putting across their views in a constructive way. Right now, I am struggling to find out if our failure to be human in our behaviour and communication is a result of our…
A recently published research paper by the Centre for Conflict Management and Transformation, a local non-governmental organization, is set to transform the wellbeing of people in rural communities through unearthing some organizational inconsistences associated with rural local governance. The report entitled, Roles and Responsibilities in Rural Local Governance in Zimbabwe: Parallels, Overlaps and Conflict, brings to light the confusion in…
Gundura clinic is located in the Tongogara District of the Midlands Province. The clinic was constructed in the early 1970’s and in 2003 it began to get vandalised. The borehole pump, solar panel, water pump, door and window handles were stolen and subsequently replaced by the council. In 2011, the window, door handles and locks were again stolen. The vandalism…
By Martin MatambaConflict Transformation Practitioner, CPPZ Mbare Chapter A vital partnership is like a marriage or union strong, open and transparent. This partnership is what I call “Water tight” as no amount of pressure, scrutiny and criticism can penetrate this kind of relationship. It goes further in ensuring either party equal room to work with the full support and backing…
By Godwin ChigwedereCCMT is currently carrying out an intervention with a community which lies in the heart of Zimbabwe. It is a community that would pass for any other Zimbabwean rural community. The community cannot boast of any extra-ordinary educational facilities or any infrastructural development that would put this community above other communities from other districts and provinces of Zimbabwe.…
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