Zimbabwe

Africa 2000 Network

Address: P.O. Box 4775, No. 60 Selous Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 700 926 / 700 939
Fax: 263 4 728 695
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National
Members:
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget:
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Africa Community Publishing and Development Trust

Address: P.O. Box 7250, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 79 41 78 / 79 41 78
Fax: 263 79 41 78
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Talent Nyajhi
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Church / NGO Civic Education Network

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote democratic development, i.e. the full participation of citizens in political, economic, and cultural decision making in a way that promotes the growth of individuals and the well-being of communities and the environment.

Illustrative Project:

The Chiyubuzyo (Revelation) Local Leadership Program in Gokwe North: This area has the highest levels of poverty and illiteracy in Zimbabwe. The project is based on the conviction that one of the central elements of uprooting poverty and building democracy is building a young, dynamic leadership from communities most seriously affected starting by awakening people's minds and spirits.

Africa Information Afrique

Address: P.O. Box 7069, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 75 62 50 / 75 76 63
Fax: 263 4 77 21 23
Email: aiazim@harare.iafrica.com
Internet:
Contact: I.B. Mhembere
Type of Organization: Regional / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: NGOs & CBOs in the SADC Region

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To write independent regional news features on SADC; to provide a link between ordinary people, NGOs, community-based organizations, and institutions on issues affecting them.

Illustrative Project:

We write features on issues that are happening in the southern Africa region on democracy and human rights. These are sent out to newspapers in southern Africa.

Africa Youth International - Zimbabwe

Address: P.B. 4420, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 170 21 361 / 73 67 55
Fax: 263 14 73 67 56
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Godfrey J.M. Kamba
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1969
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: EU Youth Forum / YMAC of S.A.

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To educate members in farming technology as future farmers; to train the young population to become strong leaders; to develop social, political and economic quality of the life of members; to cooperate and affiliate with other progressive organizations; to raise funds or grants for the expansion of the organization and its projects.

Illustrative Project:

Small vegetable gardens in schools maintained by young farmer clubs; social inter-club competitions; organizing a few income generating programmes for school leavers; participation in seminars organized by the Zimbabwe Youth Council.

African Alliance of Political Science

Address: P.O. Box MP 1100, Mt. Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 739 023
Fax: 263 4 730 403
Email: aaps1@samara.co.zw
Internet:
Contact: K.A. Ninsin
Type of Organization: Regional / Region
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1973
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: International Political Science Association

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote the study and application of political science through research, teaching and publication; promote political and social justice through advocacy; assist African societies, governments and institutions through appropriate strategies towards the attainment of democracy and sustainable development.

Illustrative Project:

During the last four years the AAPS has promoted research on democratization in Africa as well as peace and security. It has organized conferences to publicize and debate its findings. It has also published its findings on democratization and holds regular seminars and workshops through its branches in various African countries. It has also been offering consultancies and doing advocacy work on conflict resolution, peace and security.

African Association of Political Science

Address: P.O. Box MP 1100, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 739 023 / 739 025
Fax: 263 4 730 403
Email: aapsi@samara.co.zw / aaps@co.zw
Internet:
Contact: Kwane A. Ninsin, Executive Secretary
Type of Organization: Regional / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1973
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: CODESRIA

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The African Association of Political Scientist (AAPS) is a pan-African organisation of scholars whose mandate is to promote basic and primary research by African scholars in political science, public policy, political economy and related fields. It pursues its goals by conducting critical research and disseminating its findings through publication, by organising a biannual meeting of African scholars, by offering educational programmes to the university community and the general public, and by providing services and expertise to both governments and NGOs. Its programmes have included research and advice on conflict issues and advocacy.

Illustrative Project:

During the last 4 years, AAPS has promoted research and democratization, as well as peace and security in Africa. It has organized conferences to publicize and debate its findings. It has also published its findings on democratization, and holds regular seminars and workshops through its branches in various African countries. It has also been offering consultancies and doing advocacy work on conflict resolution, peace and security.

African Centre for Fertilizer Development

Address: P.O. Box A469 Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 86 04 21 / 86 04 22
Fax: 263 86 04 23
Email: acfd@zambezi.net
Internet:
Contact: S.C. Muchena
Type of Organization: Regional / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1991
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To stimulate the production and use of plant nutrients in order to increase crop yields and farmer's incomes in rural Africa; to reduce widespread hunger and malnutrition; and to make an impact on rural poverty and environmental problems.

Illustrative Project:

AFCD has developed effective integrated farming systems whose objectives are to enable farmers to achieve their multiple goals of food security, nutritional requirements, poverty alleviation, sustainable soil fertility, improvement and protection of the environment. AFCD has set up demonstrations at its headquarters. The next step is to set up appropriate demonstrations planned with the demonstration of farmers in different agro-ecological environments of the region.

African Development Education Network

Address: P. O. Box A1969, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 70 22 80
Fax: 263 70 22 80
Email: aden@mango.zw
Internet:
Contact: Matilda Makombe
Type of Organization: Regional / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: European Development Education Network

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To facilitate joint planning processes between organizations.

Illustrative Project:

The organization runs a network for African countries involved in developing education programmes.

African Development Foundation - Zimbabwe

Address: P.O. Box 5150, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 79 31 73 / 75 01 54
Fax: 263 4 79 55 25
Email: adf@zimaid.co.zw
Internet:
Contact: Japhet Mtukwa
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1984
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: ADF - Washington

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To support development initiatives from the grassroots; fund groups involved in implementation of sustainable projects; to support organizations with development ethics; to share lessons of success that improve development; to support research and other initiatives that promote development and to continue targeting assistance to grassroots.

African Publishers Network

Address: P.O. Box 3773, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 726 405 / 705 105
Fax: 263 705 106 / 706 110
Email: apnet@mango.zw
Internet:
Contact: G. Nyambura
Type of Organization: International / National
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: International Publishers Association

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Vision: the transformation of Africa through access to books

Mission: to strengthen African publishers' associations through networking, training, trade promotion and capacity building in order to fully meet Africa's need for quality books relevant to African social, political, economic, and cultural reality.

African Regional Labour Administration Centre

Address: P.O. Box 6097, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 210 191 / 210 192 / 210 193
Fax: 263 4 210 197
Email: arlac@baobab.cazim.co.zw
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: Regional / Africa Region
Members: African Governments
Year Founded: 1974
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide training to labour administrators in government, trade unions and employers organizations.

Illustrative Project:

ARLAC programme on tripartite cooperation seeks to promote consensus building among the three key partners in industry, thereby promoting industrial peace and national development.

Appropriate Technology Zimbabwe

Address: P.O. Box CY993, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 773 114 / 773 115
Fax: 263 4 772 984
Email: zoppe@id.co.zw
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1989
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors / Sale of Presses
Affiliations: Appropriate Technology International

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Development of technology for use in rural areas where electricity is not readily available; promotion of micro business enterprises.

Illustrative Project:

Through development of ram press, an oil extracting machine, over 5000 small enterprises set up to produce edible cooking oil from sunflower, groundnuts and sesame. Due to high demand for presses, a mass manufacturing plant has been set up in Harare to supply Eastern and Southern African countries.

Awana Clubs Zimbabwe

Address: 10 Bates Street Milton Parc, P.B. W 187 Waterfalls, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 70 33 68
Fax: 263 70 33 68
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Stephen M. Maphosah
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1989
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local / Foreign / Earned income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To reach children and youth of the world with the gospel of Christ; to train them on self-reliance projects; to train in responsible citizenship. 6000 members.

Illustrative Project:

Weekly Bible sessions; quiz competitions; youth projects; leadership training (500 trainees); Olympics.

Biomas Users Network

Address: Private Bag 7768, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 79 33 95 / 79 33 96
Fax: 263 4 79 33 13
Email: mmapako@harare.iafrica.com
Internet:
Contact: Max C. Mapaco
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Rockefeller Foundation

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promoting the utilization of Jatropha curcas L. (JCL) plant and seeds with the overall goal to  provide the oil as an environmental sound energy resource, substituting diesel and paraffin; support afforestation; create income generating activities by marketing the plant.

Illustrative Project:

Since 1997, BUN has achieved the following: processing of JCL seed for multi-purpose benefits; demonstrating the viability of JCL as a full; processing certain by products of JCL such as soap and fertilisers; income generating through marketing soap, fertilizers, paraffin and diesel substitute.

Boy Scouts Association of Zimbabwe

Address: 12 Hopley Avenue, P.O. Greedndale, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 14 49 21 32
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Francis Xavier Samakomua
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1909
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote good citizenship, clean thought, word and deed; self-reliance; to promote good health; to promote friendship to all nations of the world; to protect the environment. 14 000 members.

Illustrative Project:

Family life education with emphasis on good health; training in leadership skills to cope with young people; farming projects and environmental issues; education on population issues and sexuality; training of trainers for wood badge.

Catholic Development Commission

Address: P.O. Box 9, Hwange, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 3227
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: Provincial / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1972
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

CADEC supports rural development by training communities and implementing projects such as water and sanitation, and agriculture.

Illustrative Project:

Training given to women to take more leading roles in decision-making.

Central Africa Building Society

Address: P.O. Box 2798, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 1 88 38 23
Fax: 263 1 88 38 04
Email: ljones@cabs.co.zw
Internet:
Contact: D. L. Stephenson
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1949
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Local Banks
Affiliations: The International Union of Housing Finance

Action Areas:

Purpose:

We are a building society.

Illustrative Project:

Teaching local communities to use local building materials.

Chitungwiza Integrated Youth Survivor Alternative Project

Address: St. Mary's Youth Centre Chitungwiza, P.B. ZG 177, Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 170 23 572
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Joseph Pokawa
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To equip the youth with survival technical skills in areas of their choice like carpentry and welding; to equip young people with leadership skills tackling issues such as living and working in a changing world; to instill in young people a sense of self confidence and a spirit of entrepreneur. 150 members.

Illustrative Project:

Training in dress making (8 trainees), hair dressing (8 trainees), welding activities (12 trainees), alternative secretarial work (8 trainees) and catering (11 trainees); training of young people in business management (35 trainees), youth empowerment (150 trainees), gender empowerment (150 trainees) and health education (150 trainees).

Church / NGO Civic Education Network

Address: P.O. Box CY 284, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Africa Community Publishing

Action Areas:

Purpose

Empower church members.

Illustrative Project:

Promote sustainable development based on religious values.

Community Home Entertainment Programme - LDC Literature Development Centre

Address: Glen View New Hall, Patrenda Way, (near Makomua Shopping Centre), P.B. CY 2651,
Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 72 19 17
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Tawanda Mandaza
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban
Members: Youth / Children
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To digest institutionalized research into consumable packages through application of appropriate methods between art and literature; to fully participate in all communication for development; to advance the position of the youth in all levels of society; to employ young people in entertainment industry.

Illustrative Project:

Education through entertainment, e.g. biweekly human development issues for families; activities around different issues on child development; training for youth groups; running a home based community education programme; setting up of the 'Young Artists Parents Association' (YAPA).

Community Technology Development Trust

Address: P.O. Box 7232, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone:
Fax: 263 4 303 160
Email: tactdtms@harare.iafrica.com
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: International Development and Research Centre

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To strive through research to identify and prioritize development needs of neglected rural communities in micro-economic, agricultural, technology and social areas in order to promote the well being of rural Zimbabweans using the participatory approach.

Illustrative Project:

Community biodiversity development and conservation strategies employed at the local level by farmers have been documented. Indigenous knowledge, systems and practices have been documented and incorporated in programmes designed to restore and enhance community based (on-farm) crop improvements to increase food self-sufficiency at household level.

Consumer Council of Zimbabwe

Address: P.O. Box 1978, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 19 69 058 / 61 562
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Carol Mlalazi
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1975
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: Consumers International

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Acts as a consumer watchdog; lobbies and advocates for strong and effective consumer protection laws; promotes fair trading practices; mediates in cases of disputes between consumers and traders; advises, educates and informs the public on consumer education awareness; monitors the quality of goods and services; monitors the prices of basic goods.

Illustrative Project:

In the area of legal issues the organization successfully lobbied and campaigned for the enactment and legislation of the estabishemnt of small claims courts. These courts became operational in 1994 to the benefit of aggrieved consumers. They are accessible,  affordable and the proceedings are not time-consuming. The traders appear in person to defend their case as they are not allowed legal representation. As a result, these courts are popular with consumers. The quality of goods and services has also improved.

Credit Against Poverty

Address: 11 Heller Street, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 39 62 445 / 64 090
Fax: 263 39 62 764
Email: ZUBF@mango.zw
Internet:
Contact: Godfrey Murenwa, Executive Director
Type of Organization: National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1996
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget:
Affiliations: Asoka, USA / Grameen Trust, Bangladesh

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The bank targets loans at the poorest of the poor in both rural and urban areas of Zimbabwe.

Illustrative Project:

Training of rural micro-finance leaders, for an effective management of projects.

Dondolo Mundonzvo Credit Scheme

Address: P.O. Box 5589, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 70 56 79 / 73 44 20
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: E. Sibanda
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1985
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Zimbabwe Women's Bureau

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Provision of loans to disadvantaged women who lack collateral to access credit facilities from mainstream financial houses; to cultivate business-mindedness among this sector so that they are empowered economically, socially and politically.

Illustrative Project:

We have assisted more than 750 groups nation-wide. The average group size is about 10 members. Some of these groups have graduated from us to use mainstream financial houses to secure larger loans for their growing projects.

Ecumenical Documentation Information Centre for Eastern and Southern Africa

Address: P.O. Box H94, Hatfield, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 57 03 11
Fax: 263 4 57 29 79
Email: edicesa@mango.zw
Internet:
Contact: Tendai
Type of Organization: Regional / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Eldely
Year Founded: 1987
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Zimbabwe Council of Churches

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To organize conferences and workshops for Christian journalists, theologians, church leaders and church communicators from eastern and southern Africa and beyond, for solidarity groups who work towards improving the region.

Illustrative Project:

The churches participated in dismantling apartheid in South Africa through information dissemination and collection, lobbying and advocacy.

Environment and Development Activities Zimbabwe

Address: P.O. Box 3492, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 30 11 62
Fax: 263 4 30 11 62
Email: enda-zw@harare.iafrica.com
Internet:
Contact: D. Mtetwa
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1983
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: ENDA-TM

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To empower resource-poor communities through the sustainable use of their resources.

Illustrative Project:

Research: ENDA-ZW has done extensive research on indigenous seed varieties. Zimbabwe is prone to perennial drought. However, before the introduction of hybrid seeds, communities used to survive even in times of droughts. ENDA-ZW has, in its research, identified various indigenous crop varieties. The next research initiative is to characterize and store the seed in a seed bank. Participated in the African Advocacy Forum: Microcredit and Poverty Eradication organized by UN-OSCAL in February 1997, New York. 

Fambidzanai Permaculture Centre

Address: P.O. Box CY 301, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 72 69 11 / 30 75 57
Fax: 263 4 72 69 11
Email: fambidzanai@mango.zw
Internet:
Contact: Livai Matarirano
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Developing Countries Farm Radio Network

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide total quality permaculture services and products nationally and internationally.

Illustrative Project:

Work with two schools has developed into a National Programme for Schools and Colleges (SCOPE) and adopted by the Ministry of Education and Culture. Training has resulted in collaboration of various institutions, universities, NGOs and government departments to form a "college without walls" to teach ecological agriculture and community development.

Federation of African Media Women Zimbabwe

Address: P.O. Box UA439, Union Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 738 893 / 738 893
Fax: 263 4 738 894
Email: famw@data.co.zw
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: International / Africa Region / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1985
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: FAMW-SADC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote and improve the status of African media women in Zimbabwe to address the gaps in the information and planning needs of both professional media women and rural women involved in development activities to monitor and correct the portrayal of women in the media and to provide training for young professionals, youth and rural women on how to utilize the media for development and self empowerment.

Illustrative Project:

The Development Through Radio project (DTR) is a rural radio listening club initiated by FAMZ in 1988 and has 55 clubs. It provides rural dwellers access to national radio through active participants in the preparation of development oriented programmes on their own needs, concerns and priorities. The main aim is to recognize that any meaningful solution to community problems must begin with the community members themselves who should identify, prioritize and articulate their needs, as media practitioners and donor agencies might perceive the same problems differently. The DTR programmes are part of the broadcast schedule of Radio 4, the national education and development channel of ZBC.

Girl Guides Association of Zimbabwe

Address: 151 Harare Street, P.B. 312, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 72 47 22
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Elizabeth Mamukwa
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To support girls to be self-reliant; and encourage their girls to become good citizens of their country. 

Illustrative Project:

Camping community services; training youth leaders to work with disabled persons in a project in Dzivarasekwa planned to start soon; drought relief projects; collection of peace packages for refugees.

Girls' Brigade in Zimbabwe

Address: 60 Samora Machel Ave, P.B. CY 196 Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 79 22 77
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Y. Leher
Type of Organization: National / Local / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1951
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To teach girls to become followers of Christ, to be self-controlled, to develop a sense of responsibility and to discover the richness of life. 2,000 members.

Illustrative Project:

Brigade weeks and church related activities; self-reliant activities; host of the 3rd African Conference of Girl Guides in 1997.

Hivos

Address: P.O. Box 2227, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 72 71 97
Fax: 263 79 19 81
Email: hivos@harare.iafrica.com
Internet:
Contact: Jan Vossen
Type of Organization: International / Local / Community / Urban
Members: NGOs
Year Founded: 1968
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Other
Affiliations: EUROSTEP

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Funding, development facilitation and advisory/counseling services to local NGOs.

Illustrative Project:

Hivos has supported close to 200 NGOs in the SADC region in institutional building through support of organizational development processes. The organization also deals with issues of development integration, and gives support to micro-enterprise sectors.

Housing the People of Zimbabwe

Address: P.O. Box CY 2686, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 739 610
Fax: 263 4 739 610
Email: hpz@samara.co.zw
Internet:
Contact: Barbra Icohlo
Type of Organization: National / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Urban Sector Network

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To empower communities to house themselves through mutual endeavors by providing training and technical assistance in all aspects of cooperative housing.

Illustrative Project:

National policy: because of our work in providing training and technical assistance to housing cooperatives, the organization sits on the national task force on housing delivery set up by government, private sector and community based organizations to come up with a national housing delivery programme and policy.

Gender analysis: as a member of the NGO Africa Caucus we have been chosen as focal point for Gender Issues for the Women and Shelter Network in southern Africa.

IRED ESA

Address: P.O. Box CY 3, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 79 68 53 / 79 68 14
Fax: 263 4 72 24 21
Email: ired@mango.zw
Internet:
Contact: John Mwaniki
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1980
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local / Foreign / Earned Income
Affiliations: Foundation for Humanity

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To enhance the capacity of NGOs/people's organizations, to manage their resources at sustainable levels. To augment skills and opportunities of partners for poverty eradication.

Illustrative Project:

Capacity Building: IRED ESA has been in the forefront of building capacities for NGOs and community groups. It has enabled them to clarify their vision, articulate their mission statement and develop their organization.

Institute of Environmental Studies

Address: Box MP 167, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 302 603
Fax: 263 4 332 853
Email: campbell@africaonline.co.zw
Internet:
Contact: B. M. Campbell
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Earned Income / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Coordination of environmental studies, research, training and consultancy.

Illustrative Project:

Indigenous soil and water conservation project has documented farmers' practices and inspired them to experiment with new and innovative practices.

Intermediate Technology Development Group

Address: P.O. Box 1744, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 486 745 / 486 749 / 990 270
Fax: 263 4 496 041
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Ebbie Dengu
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1965
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Economics
  • Employment Creation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment
  • Gender Analysis
  • Housing
  • Institution Building
  • Research
  • Small Business Development
  • Structural Adjustment
  • Training
  • Vocational Skills

Purpose:

To enable poor people in the South to use skills and technologies which give them more control over their lives and which contribute to the sustainable development of their communities.

Illustrative Project:

The Chin Food Security Project in Masvingo Province of Zimbabwe is a project that aims at developing practical ways of working with resource poor communities in rural areas which enhance both their institutional and technological capacities and enable them to improve their livelihoods. Capacity building, the environment and gender are key elements of the project.

Jekesa Pfungwa/Vulingqondo

Address: 44 Logan Road, Hatfield, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 57 08 46
Fax: 263 4 57 08 46
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Bertha Jambaya
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1947
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membersip fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: National Federation of Women's Institute of Zimbabwe

Action Areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Capacity Building
  • Child Care
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Computer Literacy
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Gender Analysis
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Institution Building
  • Legal Issues
  • Pre-School Education
  • Research
  • Training

Purpose:

To enhance women's standard of living in rural areas and poor urban areas. This is done through supporting women's groups financially and technically.

Illustrative Project:

Under the social sector, JP/V has assisted a gardening group called "AMANALA BANTU" in Matebeleland, in food and nutrition programmes including organic farming. The group is located in a peri-urban area and it is made up of 10 women who have all a common goal, i.e. to generate income for their livelihoods. The group is now self-reliant.

Kumuka Kwevatema Cooperative

Address: P.O. Box 273, Chegutu, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 153 27 746
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Jameson Zizi
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1981
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations: Development Innovations and Networks (IRED)

Action Areas:

  • Adult Education
  • Agriculture
  • Capacity Building
  • Communication
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Democracy
  • Education
  • Employment Creation
  • Finance
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Gender Analysis
  • Human Rights
  • Legal Issues
  • Literacy
  • National Policy
  • Peace and Security
  • Poverty Eradication
  • Pre-School Education
  • Primary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Training
  • Violence
  • Vocational Skills
  • Voter Education

Purpose:

To produce agricultural products in large quantities as a means of employing school leavers;  promotion of self reliance; consultation to school leavers.

Illustrative Project:

Trained school leavers who have now formed their successful cooperatives.

Legal Resources Foundation

Address: P.O. Box 918, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 72 82 11 / 72 82 12 / 79 47 80
Fax: 263 4 72 82 13
Email: lrfhre@mail.pci.co.zw
Internet:
Contact: E. Sawyer
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1984
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

  • Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Legal Issues
  • Voter Education

Purpose:

To encourage the establishment of a democratic environment in Zimbabwe based on the rule of law and respect for human rights by extending legal information and legal assistance to Zimbabweans; to facilitate the advancement and development of the community through legal knowledge; strengthen and support institutions established to promote and protect individual and group rights.

Illustrative Project:

We run a six-week project annually to train Law students who then conduct human rights training sessions in schools for senior pupils. Topics covered include 'The work of a Member of parliament', 'Police Power', 'Rape, Domestic Violence', and 'Civil Liberties'.

MWENGO

Address: P.O. Box HG 817, Highlands, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 72 14 69
Fax: 263 4 73 83 10
Email: mwengo@harare.iafrica.com
Internet:
Contact: E. Mbogori
Type of Organization: Regional / Rural / Urban
Members: Indigenous NGOs
Year Founded: 1991
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Kiswahili
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: CIVICUS - Washington

Action Areas:

  • Administration
  • Capacity Building
  • Communication
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Economics
  • Employment Creation
  • Environment
  • Finance
  • Health
  • Information
  • Institution Building
  • Management
  • National Policy
  • Research
  • Structural Adjustment
  • Trade Unions
  • Training
  • Vocational Skills

Purpose:

MWENGO is a reflection and development centre for NGOs in eastern and southern Africa. We focus on capacity building and networking with NGOs in the region.

Illustrative Project:

MWENGO produces a bi-monthly bulletin that is circulated to NGOs and other interested entities in the region. This attempts to address policy issues. In policy advocacy, MWENGO co-hosted a conference on NGO policy and legislation which has influenced the practice in some countries of the region.

Methodists Women's Association

Address: Epworth Mission, P.O. Box H 100, Hatfield, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 14 52 10 71
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: T. Magoronga
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

  • Capacity Building
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Peace and Security
  • Poverty Eradication
  • Pre-School Education
  • Training

Purpose:

To prepare children's education at pre-school level; to improve children's health.

Illustrative Project:

The organization has started three pre-schools. All have trained teachers but are paid very little due to lack of funds.

Musasa Project

Address: P.O. Box A 712 Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 79 40 83
Fax: 263 4 75 62 03
Email:
Internet:
Contact: R. Kwasamba
Type of Organization: National / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1998
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: WILDAF

Action Areas:

  • Capacity Building
  • Communication
  • Gender Analysis
  • Human Rights
  • Information
  • Legal Issues
  • Research
  • Training
  • Violence

Purpose:

To serve society through public information, counseling, targeted research, networking and advocacy to influence change in attitudes, policies and laws in order to reduce violence and sexual abuse against women and children.

Illustrative Project:

In 1996, Musasa Project conducted a survey on the magnitude of violence against women in Zimbabwe and its consequences. The research also focused on where women went for help. As a result, Musasa started a programme which identified these places as target groups. The programme gives information on gender violence.

Mwenezi Development Training Centre

Address: P.A. Neshuro, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 36 208 / 36 2902
Fax: 263 36 251
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Tapiwa Vengai
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1991
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local / Foreign / Earned income
Affiliations: Africa 2000 Network

Action Areas:

  • Administration
  • Adult Education
  • Agriculture
  • Awareness Raising / Sensitization
  • Capacity Building
  • Communication
  • Community Mobilization
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Democracy
  • Employment Creation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment
  • Finance
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Gender Analysis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Human Rights
  • Information
  • Institution Building
  • Legal Issues
  • Management
  • Poverty Eradication
  • Research
  • Small Business Development
  • Training
  • Vocational Skills
  • Voter Education

Purpose:

To provide practical and organizational skills for self-reliance, follow-up support services and the mobilization of local and foreign resources to enable those trained to use the skills acquired. The training targets peasant farmers in Mwenezi district.

Illustrative Project:

The Pambe Garden project does a micro-irrigation of an 8 hectare piece of land producing vegetables, mealies, etc.; dam protection measures on water sources and plants to raise spillwan; highly motivated community mainly led by female leaders; high gender sensitivity.

National Association of Non-Governmental Organizations

Address: 1st Floor, Mass Media House, Selous Ave/3rd St., P.O. Box CY 250, Causeway, Harare,
Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 708 761 / 732 612
Fax: 263 4 794 973
Email: nango@icon.co.zw
Internet:
Contact: T. Dangarembizi
Type of Organization: National / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1962
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Commonwealth Foundation / ECOSOC

Action Areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Capacity Building
  • Child Care
  • Communication
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Democracy
  • Disabled
  • Education
  • Employment Creation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Gender Analysis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Information
  • Institution Building
  • Legal Issues
  • National Policy
  • Peace and Security
  • Research
  • Small Business Development
  • Training
  • Vocational Skills
  • Voter Education

Purpose:

To promote, co-ordinate and organize participation and cooperation among NGOs in collaborative planning and action, sharing activities and strategies, information exchange, research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, programme planning and implementation.

Illustrative Project:

Gender analysis: contributed to the gender campaign at national level. Participation in this area is through SADC regional committee which holds consultations and seminars hence facilitating dissemination of information and joint activities.

National Catholic Youth Council

Address: 29 and 31 Seleous Avenue, PB CY 136, Causeway, P.B. 8361, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 14 73 19 19
Fax: 263 14 72 49 71
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Leonard P. Mavengere
Type of Organization: National / Local / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1980
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

  • Education
  • Employment Creation
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Leisure Activities
  • Sports
  • Training

Purpose:

To equip youth with skills and information; to offer pastoral work among young people; social and moral education; education on family life issues; networking with Catholic Youth Councils and other youth organizations on national and international levels. 50,000 members.

Illustrative Project:

Leadership training; education on family issues; recreational activities and sports; pastoral and spiritual services; skills training and empowerment to enable employability; campaign on AIDS awareness; development of a National Training Programme.

National Council of Negro Women

Address: P.O. Box 850, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 702 480 / 702 481
Fax: 263 4 704 546
Email: ncnwsaro@africaonline.co.zw
Internet:
Contact: Linda Chindori-Chininga
Type of Organization: International / Africa Region / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1935
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Kiswahili / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

  • Administration
  • Capacity Building
  • Child Care
  • Communication
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Cooperatives
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment
  • Family Planning
  • Finance
  • Gender Analysis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Information
  • Institution Building
  • Literacy
  • Management
  • National Policy
  • Poverty Eradication
  • Pre-School Education
  • Primary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Small Business Development
  • Training

Purpose:

To develop a leadership institute to empower women, strengthen families, embrace children and youth, and help rebuild neighborhoods throughout the United States and countries of Africa.

Illustrative Project:

In Zimbabwe the NCNW works in partnership with the Federation of African Negro Women Zimbabwe (FANWZ) under an institution strengthening programme. The primary aim is to strengthen the institutional capacity of FANWZ to design, implement and manage sustainable development initiatives in Zimbabwe. Through access to media FANWZ is able to reach out to women in rural areas through a development programme called 'Development Through Radio'.

National Federation of Women's Institutes of Zimbabwe - Bulawayo

Address: P.O. Box 3337, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 19 78 520
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Mabel Moyo
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1947
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Associated Country Women of the World

Action Areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Capacity Building
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Gender Analysis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Human Rights
  • Legal Issues
  • Pre-School Education
  • Small Business Development
  • Training

Purpose:

Rural development. The main programmes are training and education for women on food and nutrition, food security, leadership, natural farming, business planning, skills, awareness education on inheritance and marriage, HIV/AIDS and environment.

Illustrative Project:

Women's income generating projects and agriculture for food and nutrition and food security.

National Federation of Women's Institutes of Zimbabwe - Harare

Address: P.O. Box CY 28, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 705 762
Fax: 263 4 705 762
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Sue von Niekerk
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1897
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: Associated Country Women of the World

Action Areas:

  • Adult Education
  • Aging
  • Agriculture
  • Art and Culture
  • Capacity Building
  • Child Care
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Disabled
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment
  • Family Planning
  • Food and Nutrition
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Literacy
  • Micro-Finance
  • Small Business Development
  • Training

Purpose:

The uplifting of women, their home skills, nutrition and childcare, and education, mainly through our affiliate Jekesa Pfungwa/Voingqondo.

Illustrative Project:

A women's group 40 km outside Harare is earning money through bakery, ointments, soap and bakery projects.

Natural Farming Network

Address: P.O. Box CY 301, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 731 541 / 792 223 / 726 538
Fax: 263 4 723 056
Email: zip@mango.zw / fpc@mango.zw
Internet:
Contact: N.S. Muzuva
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: IFOAM and PELUM

Action Areas:

  • Adult Education
  • Agriculture
  • Capacity Building
  • Communication
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Environment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Gender Analysis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Information
  • Institution Building
  • National Policy
  • Poverty Eradication
  • Research
  • Training

Purpose:

To strengthen the capacity of members in the promotion of sustainable agriculture through information exchange, institutional capacity building and developing working examples.

Illustrative Project:

Production of a quarterly magazine called 'Groundcover' for information exchange and practical tips, backed by 4 books published by us.

Nyahode Union Learning Centre

Address: P.O. Box 9, Chimaniman, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 126 22 451
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Rob Socco
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1985
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Pelum Association

Action Areas:

  • Adult Education
  • Agriculture
  • Capacity Building
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Cooperatives
  • Education
  • Employment Creation
  • Environment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Gender Analysis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Higher Education
  • Institution Building
  • Peace and Security
  • Poverty Eradication
  • Primary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Training
  • Vocational Skills

Purpose:

Secondary school with emphasis on practical subjects - 460 Students. Technical college for students who graduate from our secondary school: 50 Trainees. Permaculture programme, training and extension into the community.

Illustrative Project:

The permaculture programme has a full-time staff of seven. It trains former students for two years to become permaculture trainers themselves. It develops and operates a 52 ha site of mull as a working example of a permaculture land we design. It works with the community, helping establish large scale organic orchids, and small scale village permaculture clubs. It runs three integrated land use design courses per year.

Organization of Rural Association for Progress

Address: 16 Boone Avenue, Glenville, Richmond, P.O. Box 877, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 9 68 588 / 31 009
Fax: 263 9 72 127 / 70 129
Email: oraphq@acacia.samara.co.zw
Internet:
Contact: Thandiwe C. Nkomo / Tomson Dube
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1980
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: MWENGO

Action Areas:

  • Administration
  • Adult Education
  • Aging
  • Agriculture
  • Art and Culture
  • Capacity Building
  • Child Care
  • Communication
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Computer Literacy
  • Cooperatives
  • Credit
  • Democracy
  • Disabled
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Employment Creation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment
  • Family Planning
  • Finance
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Gender Analysis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Higher Education
  • Housing
  • Information
  • Institution Building
  • Literacy
  • Management
  • Micro-Finance
  • Poverty Eradication
  • Pre-School Education
  • Primary Education
  • Research
  • Savings
  • Science and Technology
  • Secondary Education
  • Small Business Development
  • Structural Adjustment
  • Training
  • Vocational Training
  • Voter Education

Purpose:

ORAP envisions empowered grassroots communities free from hunger and poverty. The disadvantaged communities should draw up their own plans and uplift themselves relying mainly on their own intellect and resources. ORAP exists to fight all forms of poverty, principally among rural communities through the empowerment of people by facilitating development in their cultural context. However, being aware of the growing phenomenon of urban poverty, ORAP will respond in the same way to needs in urban areas as resources permit.

Illustrative Project:

In a bid to contribute to poverty eradication, ORAP has a food security programme which involves the building of dams, establishment of irrigation schemes, building of food storage facilities (granaries) and carrying out seed multiplication programmes. It participated in the mid-term review of UN-NADAF during the 51st session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Rotatract Club of Harare Central

Address: Ximec mail, Bictratde Centre, Cnr Angwa, Jaison Moyo Ave., P.B. 4355, Harare,
Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 475 65 81 x 224
Fax: 263 475 65 82
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Fungai Dzimwasha
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

  • Social Development
  • Training
  • Youth

Purpose:

To encourage young people to get involved in community service programmes and sensitize them to the needs of the community; to promote the social and professional development of young people.

Illustrative Project:

Sponsoring disadvantaged pupils, e.g. offering scholarships; fundraising activities for charity work; computer courses of club members; monitoring and maintaining the Chinyaradzo Children's Home; renovation of the Shirley Cripps Home.

Scripture Union Zimbabwe

Address: 23 Selons Ave, P.B. CY 252 Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 14 72 05 75
Fax: 263 14 72 55 45
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Tobias Njatsambo
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1945
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

  • Awareness Raising / Sensitization
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Religion
  • Training
  • Youth

Purpose:

To promote the reading of the Bible; to run camps; to evangelize in schools; to run AIDS awareness programmes; to organize training programmes on development.

Illustrative Project:

Implementing the above mentioned aims in actions; conversion of young people to the Christian faith resulting in changing of sexual attitudes.

Self-Help Development Foundation - Bulawayo

Address: P.O. Box 1270, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 76 402
Fax: 263 4 572 933
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1963
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income / Local donors / Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations: Community Self-Help Organization of Botswana

Action Areas:

  • Adult Education
  • Agriculture
  • Art and Culture
  • Capacity Building
  • Child Care
  • Communication
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Credit
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Employment Creation
  • Environment
  • Family Planning
  • Gender Analysis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Institution Building
  • Legal Issues
  • Literacy
  • Management
  • Poverty Eradication
  • Research
  • Savings
  • Small Business Development
  • Structural Adjustment
  • Training
  • Vocational Skills
  • Voter Education

Purpose:

To mobilize women and youth to start savings clubs; to train clubs on savings, credits and various skills.

Illustrative Project:

An oil pressing project in Nyaki rural area in Matebeleland North province was set up by 15 women. The project supplies local shops with cooking oil, and the community with stockfeed from seedcake.

Self-Help Development Foundation - Harare

Address: Box 4576, 17 Nirvana Road, Hatfield, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 572 933 / 570 611
Fax: 263 4 570 139
Email: shdf@pci.co.zw
Internet:
Contact: Mr. M.T. Mutambira
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1963
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Zimbabwe Association of Microfinance Institutions

Action Areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Capacity Building
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Cooperatives
  • Credit
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Food and Nutrition
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Micro-Finance
  • Research
  • Savings
  • Small Business Development
  • Training

Purpose:

To provide a sustainable and profitable financial services to the economically disadvantaged groups through vibrant mobilisation and collection: empowering them with knowledge and confidence to fully participate in Zimbabwe's economic development while facilitating their capacity to exploit investment opportunities - ultimately their standards of living.

Illustrative Project:

The Savings and Credit Opportunities for Rural Enterprises (SCORE), is a five-year (October 1998 - September 2003) USAID-funded project. The project life cycle came to an end on September 20, 2003.

The project is operating in five branches i.e. Marondera, Rusape, Harare, Gokwe and Bulawayo, and has an active clientele base of 4,841 valued at Z$498,084,369 with portfolio at risk of 7.79%. 85% of the project client are female. 20% of operations is peri urban with the rest rural based.

In all these areas there are clients whose livelihood standards have improved greatly. One woman in Marondera expanded from having one sewing machine to opening a big shop where she has employed two ladies to make garments for sale. Another man in Rusape had his business grow from selling sweets and other small items to opening a shop at a local shopping centre.

Seventh-Day Adventists Eastern Africa Division - Department of Women's Ministries

Address: P.O. Box HG 100, Highlands, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone:
Fax: 263 277 6128
Email: 112462.2463@compuserve.com
Internet:
Contact: Priscilla Handia Ben, Director
Type of Organization: International / National
Members: Women
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Seventh-Day Adventist, USA

Action Areas:

  • Advocacy
  • Child Care
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Refugees
  • Reproductive and Sexual Health
  • Social Development
  • Women and development
  • Women's Rights
  • Youth

Purpose:

The department is committed to uphold, encourage, and challenge adventist women in their pilgrimage as disciples of Jesus Christ and member of His world church.

South Africa AIDS Information and Dissemination Service

Address: P.O. Box A509, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 33 61 93 / 33 61 94 / 30 78 98
Fax: 263 4 33 61 95
Email: helen@safaids.org.zw
Internet:
Contact: Helen Jackson
Type of Organization: Regional / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: International AIDS Society

Action Areas:

  • Communication
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Human Rights
  • Information
  • Institution Building
  • Legal Issues
  • National Policy
  • Research
  • Training

Purpose:

SAfAIDS was established in 1994 to help strengthen capacity in the sub-region to understand and effectively address the socio-economic impact of AIDS and to promote HIV prevention.

Illustrative Project:

Amongst other activities, we are also involved in policy development, information dissemination, primary and secondary research, as well as advocating for targeted research that feeds into effective programme development.

Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled

Address: P.O. Box 2274, No. 19 Lobengula Street, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 9 69 356 / 65 701
Fax: 263 9 74 398 / 68 023
Email: safod@telconet.co.za
Internet:
Contact: Alexander M. Phiri
Type of Organization: Regional / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1986
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Disabled Peoples International / Microcredit Summit

Action Areas:

  • Capacity Building
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Disabled
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Gender Analysis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Institution Building
  • Legal Issues
  • Micro-Finance
  • National Policy
  • Research
  • Small Business Development
  • Training

Purpose:

Promote/lobby for human rights for people with disabilities; lobby for self-representation and economic empowerment of people with disabilities.

Illustrative Project:

SAFOD successfully lobbied for specific legislation for people with disabilities in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Malawi. There is ongoing work to achieve the same results in the remaining countries in Southern Africa.

Southern Africa Political and Economic Series Trust

Address: P.O. Box MP111, Mt. Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 727 875
Fax: 263 732 735
Email: docs@sapes.org.zw
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1987
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Network

Action Areas:

  • Administration
  • Capacity Building
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Economics
  • Environment
  • Finance
  • Gender Analysis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Higher Education
  • Information
  • Management
  • National Policy
  • Peace and Security
  • Research
  • Structural Adjustment
  • Training
  • Violence

Purpose:

Research and publications centre aimed at influencing policy.

Illustrative Project:

We have recently started teaching a Masters' Course in Policy Studies for persons working in government - a strategic way to influence policy.

Students Union

Address: 42 P.B. MP 167, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 14 30 32 11 x 1781
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: G. Machaka
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1982
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

  • Training
  • Youth

Purpose:

To uphold academic freedom; to raise a voice for the voiceless for academic excellence; to provide social welfare for students in Zimbabwe; to act on an international level.

Illustrative Project:

Training on individual responsibility for students; action on anti-corruption at the University of Zimbabwe.

The Boys Brigade of Zimbabwe

Address: c/o City Presbyterian Church, Samora Machel Avenue, P.B. 244, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 72 11 70
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Lawgton Chipawgura
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1948
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: the Youth Forum

Action Areas:

  • Employment Creation
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Leisure Activities
  • Religion
  • Sports
  • Training
  • Youth

Purpose:

To promote the advancement of Christ's kingdom among boys; to promote habits of obedience, reverence, discipline and self-respect; to promote true Christianity. 2,984 members.

Illustrative Project:

Company meetings at churches; inter-company events e.g. sports, football, church parade; camps with training programmes and fun; publicity for the organization; creation of some jobs.

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe

Address: P.O. Box CY 284, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 79 23 80
Fax: 263 4 72 49 71
Email: ccjpz@mango.zw
Internet:
Contact: M. T. H. Auret
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1972
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned Income
Affiliations: Pontifical Council Justitia et Pax

Action Areas:

  • Adult Education
  • Capacity Building
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Democracy
  • Economics
  • Environment
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Housing
  • Human Rights
  • Information
  • Institution Building
  • Legal Issues
  • National Policy
  • Peace and Security
  • Poverty Eradication
  • Research
  • Structural Adjustment
  • Training
  • Violence
  • Voter Education

Purpose:  

To promote Christian consciences and consciousness with regard to human rights and dignity; to protect vicims of human rights abuse; to promote civic awareness and empowerment of the people.

Illustrative Project:

Breaking the silence - building true peace: A report on the disturbances in Matebeleland and part of the Midlands in 1980 - 1987.

The Methodist Church Youth Department

Address: 28 Lancaster Avenue, Belvedere, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 14 72 11 54
Fax: 263 14 72 40 69
Email:
Internet:
Contact: C. Mugaviri / R. Nyazika
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

  • Music
  • Religion
  • Training
  • Youth
  • Youth Programmes

Purpose:

To reach out to all young people through evangelism programmes and developed music programmes; to develop leadership through leadership training; to develop suitable literature for use in management groups; to train voluntary youth workers.

Illustrative Project:

Training workshops and leadership training; conferences and camps; youth exchange programmes at local and international levels; work camps; fund raising activities.

The Salvation Army - Zimbabwe

Address: Cnr Leopard Takawira, Josiah Chinamano, P.B. 14, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 14 73 66 66 / 73 66 67 - 8
Fax: 263 14 72 66 58
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Francis Kuwana
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1918
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

  • Aging
  • Children
  • Education
  • Food and Nutrition
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Humanitarian Issues / Disaster Relief
  • Rehabilitation
  • Religion
  • Training
  • Vocational Skills
  • Youth

Purpose:

To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ; to supply basic human needs; to provide personal counseling; to undertake spiritual and moral regeneration; to work for physical rehabilitation of all people in need. 2,000 members.

Illustrative Project:

Running schools; conducting church services; caring for old-aged people in social homes; running vocational training centres in the country; child sponsorship programmes; conducting a national youth congress; distribution of drought relief food in rural areas.

The World Conservation Union (Regional Office for South Africa)

Address: P.O. Box 745, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 728 266 / 728 267
Fax: 263 4 720 738
Email: postmaster@icunrosa.org.zw
Internet:
Contact: Jaquie Chenje
Type of Organization: Regional / Rural / Urban
Members: Government Institutions and NGOs
Year Founded: 1987
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

  • Capacity Building
  • Communication
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Environment
  • Gender Analysis
  • Information
  • Training

Purpose:

To facilitate and strengthen an integrated approach for the sustainable and equitable use of natural resources, and the conservation of biological diversity.

Illustrative Project:

Networking and capacity-building (NETCAB) - The main objective of this programme is to enhance the capacity of Southern Africa's government institutions and NGOs to address environmental policy and management issues relevant to increasing natural resources productivity through coordinated regional initiatives and networks.

Universal Development Christian Foundation

Address: Suite 4, Onnom House 1st Floor, 88 Kaguvi Street, P.B. 4122, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 72 37 97
Fax: 263 4 70 51 21
Email:
Internet:
Contact: D. Garwe
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1986
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

  • Children
  • Development
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Religion
  • Women's and Gender Issues

Purpose:

Population and development programmes, e.g. education; support programmes and services to HIV/AIDS victims; participation in the struggle for social justice for poor women and children.

Illustrative Project:

Support services to AIDS victims; evangelism; activities in social justice for poor women and children.

Western Region Foundation

Address: York House, Room 501, 5th Floor, Cnr Herber Chitepo / 8th Avenue, P.O. Box
1799, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 9 69 617
Fax: 263 9 69 285
Email: westfund@acacia.samara.co.zw
Internet:
Contact: Inviolatta Moya
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1997
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Synergos Institute

Action Areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Capacity Building
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Education
  • Employment Creation
  • Environment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Health
  • Institution Building
  • Poverty Eradication
  • Training
  • Vocational Skills

Purpose:

Grant-making and co-financing community projects.

Illustrative Project:

Capacity building of coordinators of community organization.

Women and Law in Southern Africa Research Trust

Address: Box UA 171, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 77 29 43 / 77 30 71
Fax: 263 4 77 29 35
Email: wlsa@samara.co.zw
Internet:
Contact: Sara Mvududu
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Women in Law and Development in Africa

Action Areas:

  • Gender Analysis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Legal Issues
  • National Policy
  • Research
  • Violence

Purpose:

Activist research, legal and policy reform in the area of family law and human rights; Legal education, advice, advocacy and lobbying.

Illustrative Project:

Advocacy and lobbying for policy and legal reform on inheritance law based on our research report 'Inheritance in Zimbabwe, Law, Customs and Practices' in 1994.

Women in Business - Zimbabwe

Address: P.O. Box 3277, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 75 70 68
Fax: 263 4 75 70 68
Email:
Internet:
Contact: P. Mazhawidza
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: COMESA

Action Areas:

  • Credit
  • Entrepreneurship
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Micro-Finance
  • Savings
  • Small Business Development

Purpose:

The promotion of entrepreneurship among women.

Illustrative Project:

Training of existing and potential women entrepreneurs in business management skills; started savings mobilization schemes to give micro-finance assistance.

Women in Law and Development in Africa - Zimbabwe

Address: Zambia House, 2nd Floor, 48 Union Avenue, P.O. Box 4622, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 751 189 / 752 105
Fax: 263 4 781 886
Email: wildaf@wildaf.org.zw
Internet:
Contact: Joana Foster
Type of Organization: International / Africa Region
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations: Women, Law and Development International / ECOSOC

Action Areas:

  • Advocacy
  • Capacity Building
  • Communication
  • Democracy
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Human Rights
  • Information
  • Legal Issues
  • Research
  • Structural Adjustment
  • Training
  • Violence
  • Voter Education

Purpose:

To lobby and advocate for women's human rights in Africa.

Illustrative Project:

In 1994 our femicide project - in which research was done on the extent of deaths caused by violence against women. This research was coordinated by WILDAF and was carried out in Southern Africa. The result was a publication entitled 'The Private is Public'. Also produced were quilts in memory of women known and unknown who had died at the hands of men.

Women in Politics and Decision Making

Address: P.O. Box 4775, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 748 609
Fax: 263 4 748 609
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Dumisani Mashingaidre
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1997
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors / Other sources
Affiliations: Church / NGO Civic Education Project

Action Areas:

  • Democracy
  • Voter Education

Purpose:

Civic education aimed at getting more women into decision making positions.

Illustrative Project:

We worked nationwide in 1997 together with a network of NGOs on civic education for rural district councils aiming to get more women into local government. We covered the whole country.

Women's Action Group

Address: P.O. Box 135, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 339 292
Fax: 263 4 339 161
Email: wag@africaonline.co.zw
Internet:
Contact: Director
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1983
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: WILDAF / ECOSOC

Action Areas:

  • Adult Education
  • Aging
  • Child Care
  • Communication
  • Computer Literacy
  • Democracy
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Family Planning
  • Gender Analysis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Information
  • Institution Building
  • Legal Issues
  • National Policy
  • Research
  • Structural Adjustment
  • Violence
  • Voter Education

Purpose:

To promote and defend the rights of women through legal, health, economic, education and information provision. Encourage women to be directly involved in making decisions on issues that affect their lives. Advocate for gender sensitive policies. Ensure that women have access to justice.

Illustrative Project:

Organized and coordinated the country's shadow report. Advocated for changes in the marriage and inheritance laws. Education and advocacy and women's health commission on health service.

Young Friends Association

Address: # 9-31st Ave Haig Parc, Mabecreign, P.B. 2882, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 22 82 01
Fax: 263 4 30 23 22
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Timothy Tavaziva
Type of Organization: National / Local / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign Donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

  • Development
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Training
  • Youth

Purpose:

To foster the character development of young people and students using scriptures; to raise funds for school enrolment fees for students in need.

Illustrative Project:

Seminars; leadership development; character development creativity development; in-school visits and programmes.

Young Women's Christian Association of Zimbabwe

Address: 120 Baines Avenue, P.O. Box CY 3028, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 72 77 37
Fax: 263 4 72 77 37
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Sheila Matindike
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban / Rural
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1957
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: World YWCA / The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

  • Adult Education
  • Capacity Building
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Employment Creation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment
  • Gender Analysis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Legal Issues
  • Peace and Security
  • Physical Health
  • Poverty Eradication
  • Pre-School Education
  • Small Business Development
  • Training
  • Violence
  • Vocational Skills

Purpose:

To build a fellowship of women and girls devoted to the task of realizing in our common life those ideals of personal and social living to which we are committed by our faith as Christians. In this endeavor, we seek to know Jesus, to share love for all people and to grow in the knowledge and love of God.

To empower women to be effective in their environment through awareness raising and advocacy; provide training in leadership and business skills development for women; skills training; appropriate technology training and to offer a group to share experience and fellowship. 10,000 members.

Illustrative Project:

Environmental programmes: A tree-planting programme has enhanced women's ability to preserve indigenous tree species. The sale of trees and tree products has also made income generation possible.

Youth Service (Section Ministry of National Affairs Employment Creation and Cooperatives)

Address: Zanu PF Building, Rotten Row, Private Bag 7762, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 77 41 728
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

  • Employment Creation
  • Finance
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Training
  • Youth

Purpose:

To improve the leadership and economic skills among youth by training them and providing them with money to start their own projects.

Illustrative Project:

Provide seed money to youth groups in order to create jobs for themselves; training on project skills.

Youth for Christ

Address: 117 G. Silundika Street, P.B. FM 34, Famona, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 9 63 656
Fax: 263 9 61 208
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Eric Garnie / Edward Tore
Type of Organization: National / Urban / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1975
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Religion
  • Street Children
  • Training
  • Youth

Purpose:

Evangelism of young people; discipleship; counseling of young people in trouble; participation in social activities; training programme.

Illustrative Project:

Leadership training (200 school prefects); counseling young people in trouble (10 children); bible study courses (300 completed courses); evangelistic concepts; ministry of street kids; workshops on AIDS and population issues.

ZERO - Regional Network of Energy / Environmental Experts

Address: 44, Edmonds Avenue, Belvedere, P.O. Box 5338, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 791 333
Fax: 263 4 732 858
Email: zero@mango.apc.org
Internet:
Contact: T. Matowanyika
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1986
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

  • Communication
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment
  • Information
  • Research
  • Small Business Development
  • Structural Adjustment

Purpose:

Research and advocacy on land issues.

Illustrative Project:

Policy briefs on rural industries. These were publications targeted for policy makers. They were a follow up to the Regional Rural Industries programme that ZERO has been involved in.  The research pointed to the need for a holistic approach to the promotion of rural industries in Southern Africa.

ZERO Regional Environment Organisation

Address: P.O. Box 5338, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone:
Fax:
Email: zero@internet.co.zw
Internet:
Contact: Mr. Sherpard Zvigadza, Information Officer
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

  • Advocacy
  • Agriculture
  • Communication
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Employment Creation
  • Environment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Gender Analysis
  • Information
  • Poverty Eradication
  • Training

Purpose:

Promotion of sustainable development.

Illustrative Project:

Protection of forest and other environmental resources.

Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front, Youth League

Address: Corner Rotten Row and Samora Machel, P.B. 4350, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 77 41 68
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Josiah Tungamirai
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1963
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / shona
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

  • Democracy
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Politics
  • Training
  • Youth

Purpose:

To foster unity, peace, development and democracy; promotion of human rights; to fight against discrimination on race, economic status and gender. 500,000 members.

Illustrative Project:

Promotion of youth employment enterprises; organization of democratic general elections; training on democracy; recruitment of new members; political party activities.

Zimbabwe Association for Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation of the Offender

Address: P.O. Box 217, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 30 62 30
Fax: 263 4 30 62 30
Email: maigurir@samara.co.zw
Internet:
Contact: Ernest Maigurira
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1968
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: Penal Reform International, UK

Action Areas:

  • Adult Education
  • Capacity Building
  • Communication
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Employment Creation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment
  • Gender Analysis
  • Health
  • Higher Education
  • Human Rights
  • Institution Building
  • Legal Issues
  • Literacy
  • Mental Health
  • Micro-Finance
  • National Policy
  • Peace and Security
  • Poverty Eradication
  • Pre-School Education
  • Primary Education
  • Research
  • Small Business Development
  • Training
  • Violence
  • Vocational Skills

Purpose:

ZACRO provides support and rehabilitation to prisoners, victims of crime, prisoners' families, and ex-offenders. ZACRO recommends to government penal reforms and observance of treatment of offenders within Zimbabwe.

Illustrative Project:

The Community Service Scheme in Zimbabwe - This is a non-custodial sentencing system which allows the offender and the community to live in harmony. The schemes also involved in prison population reduction and at the same time training the individual in skills and self-sufficiency, conducting income generating projects in prisons, and providing strategic data on crime in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions

Address: Chester House, 88 Speke Avenue, P.O. Box 3459, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 79 47 02 / 79 47 42 / 70 25 17
Fax: 263 72 84 84
Email: zctu@mango.zm
Internet:
Contact: Tsuangirayi
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1981
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

Action Areas:

  • Administration
  • Capacity Building
  • Democracy
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Employment Creation
  • Finance
  • Gender Analysis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Housing
  • Human Rights
  • Legal Issues
  • Management
  • National Policy
  • Peace and Security
  • Research
  • Structural Adjustment
  • Trade Unions
  • Training
  • Vocational Skills
  • Voter Education

Purpose:

To organize and educate the working class on their rights.

Illustrative Project:

Our research has produced a document called 'Beyond Escape' which is being used nationally. We have retrenched workers who have started on projects and small scale businesses which are funded through the 'Employment Creation Unit' in our centre. We also run education programmes throughout the country.

Zimbabwe Council of Churches

Address: 128 Mbuyanehanda St. (Bible House), P.O. Box 3566 Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 77 36 54 / 74 82 35
Fax: 263 77 36 50
Email: zcc@harare.iafrica.com
Internet:
Contact: Densen Mafinyani
Type of Organization: National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1964
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: World Council of Churches

Action Areas:

  • Advocacy
  • Capacity Building
  • Communication
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Democracy
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Employment Creation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Gender Analysis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Human Rights
  • Legal Issues
  • Literacy
  • Poverty Eradication
  • Research
  • Small Business Development
  • Structural Adjustment
  • Training
  • Vocational Skills
  • Voter Education

Purpose:

An umbrella organization of churches whose goal is total salvation for all and total elimination of poverty. Churches are the vehicle for the achievement of this goal.

Illustrative Project:

Through the agency of the Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Programme the council has been involved in a massive voter education campaign. Election monitoring process by ordinary citizens. There is now full fledged civic education for responsible citizenship. There has been an ongoing well coordinated economic lobbying and advocacy programme on national economic policy.

Zimbabwe Foundation for Education with Production

Address: P.O. Box 298, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 79 677 / 79 678
Fax: 263 4 73 16 91
Email:
Internet:
Contact: U. Nhundu
Type of Organization: Regional / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1981
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Foundation for Education with Production-Botswana

Action Areas:

  • Adult Education
  • Capacity Building
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Cooperatives
  • Education
  • Gender Analysis
  • Literacy
  • National Policy
  • Poverty Eradication
  • Primary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Training

Purpose:

Piloting an education system which prepares students in entrepreneurship in a world with no job guarantees. We also encourage small to medium entrepreneurial development in school leavers and the disadvantaged.

Illustrative Project:

The Foundation has 8 schools practicing education with production. It has assisted 37 cooperatives, established a skills training college for ex-combatants and adult school dropouts.

Zimbabwe Freedom from Hunger

Address: P.O. Box 4375, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 72 15 88
Fax: 263 4 70 02 95
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Joyce Chikara
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Community / Local / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget:
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Capacity Building
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Environment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Gender Analysis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Training

Purpose:

To intensify methods on empowerment of women in agriculture.

Illustrative Project:

Construction of warehouses in rural areas for storage of food; workshops on how to cope with drought, and in the area of AIDS prevention.

Zimbabwe National Council of Young Men's Christian Association

Address: 99 Robert Mugabe Road, Thaine Building, 5th Floor, P.B. 3865, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 72 00 84 / 73 61 01
Fax: 263 4 79 64 83
Email: ymca@africaonline.co.zw
Internet:
Contact: E.M. Chifamba
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1959
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

  • Capacity Building
  • Child Care
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Computer Literacy
  • Employment Creation
  • Food and Nutrition
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Higher Education
  • Human Rights
  • National Policy
  • Primary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Training
  • Vocational Skills
  • Vocational Training
  • Water Supply and Sanitation

Purpose:

To bring together people of diverse backgrounds to unite them in the YMCA movement, which is able to respond to the challenges the Zimbabwean society is currently facing; to identify and develop the capacity of the YMCA and its members to be responsible individual and community leaders; to build and sustain local partnerships.

Illustrative Project:

Child supplementary feeding schemes (30 000 beneficiaries); water and sanitation programmes (500); vocational and training skills training (3000 trainees); youth training and job creation (1000 participants); child care programmes; establishment of a development fund for self-reliance.

Zimbabwe Red Cross Society

Address: P.O. Box 1406, 98 Cameron Street, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 77 39 12 / 77 54 16 / 77 54 18
Fax: 263 4 75 17 39
Email:
Internet:
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Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1981
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Cresent Society

Action Areas:

  • Aging
  • Agriculture
  • Child Care
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Disabled
  • Employment Creation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Institution Building
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Small Business Development
  • Training
  • Vocational Skills

Purpose:

To alleviate human suffering; to recruit young people as youth members and train them on health issues; to recruit teachers and other adult members and train them as youth leaders; to promote and support community development projects and services; to carry out exchange programmes at various levels.

Illustrative Project:

Home-based care for the terminally ill; training for members (608 youth leaders and 258 youth members); environment awareness activities and protection; protection of life and health through training and services; promotion of community services and projects; promotion of regional, national and international understanding and friendship.

Zimbabwe Voluntary Community Development Association

Address: 3943 - 49 Crescent, Glen View 3, P.B. 3719, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 168 7 53 53
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Contact: Norbert Matadi
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

  • Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Training
  • Youth

Purpose:

To stimulate young people and facilitate educating themselves on specific issues, such as environment and development; to bring together young people from all over the world forging new partnerships on a local, regional and international level; to initiate and facilitate grassroots action by young people on environment and development issues.

Illustrative Project:

Coordination and support of national and international campaigns and actions on environment and development; training leadership techniques, public speaking and making presentations; organization of national and international meetings, seminars, conferences and study sessions; running of work camps; participation in seminars organized by the Zimbabwe Youth Council.

Zimbabwe Women Finance Trust

Address: P.O. Box 1224, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 57 63 03
Fax: 263 4 77 56 13
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Contact: Esinet Mapondera
Type of Organization: International / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Inter-University Consortium Social Development

Action Areas:

  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Capacity Building
  • Communication
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Credit
  • Economics
  • Employment Creation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Gender Analysis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Information
  • Institution Building
  • Legal Issues
  • Management
  • National Policy
  • Peace and Security
  • Poverty Eradication
  • Research
  • Savings
  • Science and Technology
  • Small Business Development
  • Structural Adjustment
  • Training
  • Vocational Skills

Purpose:

The organization runs a micro-finance project for grassroots women in both rural and urban areas.

Illustrative Project:

The organization has given loans to over 5,400 women. The organization could have facilitated this for more women but it is facing financial constraints. We have a waiting list of 4,000 women nationwide.

Zimbabwe Women's Bureau

Address: 44 Hillside Road, P.O. Box CR120, Cranborne, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 747 809 / 698 764
Fax: 263 4 747 809
Email: zwb@africaonline.co.zw
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Contact: President
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1978
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: WLD / Microcredit Summit

Action Areas:

  • Adult Education
  • Agriculture
  • Capacity Building
  • Communication
  • Community Sustainable Development
  • Cooperatives
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Gender Analysis
  • Human Rights
  • Information
  • Legal Issues
  • Literacy
  • Micro-Finance
  • Poverty Eradication
  • Research
  • Training

Purpose:

To support poor rural and peri-urban communities initiatives to improve themselves socio-economically, agriculture, nutrition, environment, information dissemination on health, legal and economic issues, training, leadership, managerial and technical skills, adult literacy.

Illustrative Project:

Our information education and communication project held several workshops with rural communities (these constitute 80% of the total population) to raise their awareness to the importance of registering their marriages, to give them information on the advantages and disadvantages of the two types of marriages as well as for them to indicate what they would like to see happen in terms of marriage and inheritance on the death of a spouse.

Zimbabwe Women's Resource Center and Network

Address: 288 Herbert Chitepo Avenue, P.O. Box 2192, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 73 74 35
Fax: 263 4 72 03 31
Email: zwrc@icon.co.zw
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Contact: Thoko Matshe
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Shona / Ndebele
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Women in Law and Development

Action Areas:

  • Capacity Building
  • Communication
  • Democracy
  • Gender Analysis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Information
  • Legal Issues
  • National Policy
  • Research
  • Training
  • Voter Education

Purpose:

Women's empowerment.

Illustrative Project:

Training of gender trainers.

Zimbabwe Youth Council

Address: 99 Robert Mugabe Road, 514 Thaine Building, 5th Floor, P.B. 5079, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 78 18 03 / 73 38 48
Fax: 263 78 18 03 / 73 38 47
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Contact: Edward Mutema / T.F. Pawadyira
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Organizations / Youth
Year Founded: 1983
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Ndebele / Shona
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

  • Education
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Training
  • Youth

Purpose:

To coordinate youth activities; to register national youth organizations; to run training seminars for youth and youth leaders; to advise the Government on the needs of youth; to ensure effective participation and representation of youth in relevant programme.

Illustrative Project:

Training courses; peer education in all provinces in 1995; peer education training workshops in HIV/AIDS prevention and population issues; launching a youth publication.