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ZIMBABWE 2019: REAL QUEST FOR DEMOCRACY OR SMOKE AND MIRRORS?
March 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
The forced departure of President Mugabe, the transition to a new ZANU-PF leadership and the aftermath of the controversial 2018 elections have altered the Zimbabwean political landscape. Initial hopes that Zimbabwe was at a possible inflection point for democracy and development have vanished with the deepening political and economic crisis, the labour strikes and the regime’s violent crackdown in January 2019. Democratic space and opportunities for inclusive development are deteriorating as a result. What can be done to protect and enhance democratic space notably for women and youth and non-violent transformations from below? To better understand the situation, Global Affairs Canada supported a CANADEM team in making an assessment in February.
Two members of the team will present and discuss their key findings at the brown bag lunch.
Jean-Marc and Juliet are the co-partners of EquipeUbuntu, a small consulting firm providing needs assessment, strategic advice and capacity-building.