Having realised the extent to which civic society in Zimbabwe had been affected by skills migration and the fragmentation of the sector, Zimbabwe Institute undertook to develop capacity within the sector and coordinate advocacy activities carried out by players within the sector.
Zimbabwe Institute provides training to leaders of CSO across Zimbabwe, fundraising for advocacy, and policy-level engagement by members of the CSO community.
Zimbabwe Institute coordinates the work of a consortium of 46 organisations which work across various areas of programming including disability rights, service delivery and human rights among others.
The consortium conducts advocacy work, drawing on the expertise and reach of the member organisations; giving the consortium great scope and depth in its undertakings.
Throughout 2016 and 2017, the consortium was engaged in work to align legislation to the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act of 2013 and developed 23 position papers, some of which were used by various state and non-state actors in policy-level engagements and constitutional alignment.
More information about the consortium and its membership is available here.