Zimbabwe’S POLITICAL BACKGROUND

The contested 2008 presidential elections led to an upsurge in political violence and a five-year period of power-sharing between the main political parties. Since the 2013 elections, relations between the former liberation movement ZANU-PF and opposition parties have remained polarized.

THE APPROACH OF NIMD IN Zimbabwe

The focus of NIMD’s programme in Zimbabwe is to try to build trust and dialogue between the parliamentary parties. It also looks at the political participation of women and young people.

NIMD works in Zimbabwe together with strategic partner, DIPD (Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy), and implementing partner, Zimbabwe Institute.

Programme Passport

Egbert Pos
Egbert Pos
Programme Manager Zimbabwe and Burundi
+31 70 311 5463
  • Start programme
    20??
  • Implementing partner
    Zimbabwe Institute (ZI)
  • Funding partner
    Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Budget 2015
    € 217.000

Zimbabwe Key Facts

  • Capital
    Harare
  • Type of government
    parliamentary democracy
  • Language
    Shona, Ndebele and English
  • Independence
    18 April 1980 (from the UK)
  • Latest constitution
    16 March 2013, approved by Parliament 9 May 2013