On November 24-27, at the Holiday Inn in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, there will be a conference entitled “Zimbabwe: Present Realities, Future Prospects.” The conference, sponsored by the University of Zimbabwe, Midlands State University and National University of Science and Technology, in conjunction with TrustAfrica-Zimbabwe Alliance, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) and the
Heinrich Boell Foundation (HBF), brings together participants from diverse backgrounds to discuss candid reflections on Zimbabwe’s governance over the last decade and a half from the state, private sector and civil society perspective and to chart a way forward.
The conference will feature panel discussions on such topics as:
- Citizenship, Identity and the Political Sphere: Zimbabwe Beyond 2013
- What Role for Civil Society in Shaping Zimbabwe’s Future?
- Cluster Debates on such issues as Poverty, Human Security, Democracy, the Extractive Sector and Land and Livelihoods
The conference concludes with a dinner and cultural night festivities.