Mwonzora. G

I have the following degrees and diplomas: BA Honours History and Development Studies (Midlands State University, (MSU) Zimbabwe; Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation (University of Zimbabwe, UZ); Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (College of Professional Management (CPM) Southampton, England); MA Development Studies majoring in Human Rights, Development and Social Justice (Erasmus University Rotterdam, (ISS) Netherlands).

I am currently a PhD student in Sociology.

My research interests are: human rights, democracy, constitutionalism, NGOs and civil society, social movements, social justice, conflict and peace, political sociology, international relations and politics of development.

Currently, I am a part-time tutor/lecturer with the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU). I teach courses in the Development Studies department. Some of these courses include: Conflict Resolution, Group Dynamics & Community Mobilization, Communication and Development, Human Rights and Civic Education, Poverty and Social Development, Strategies and politics of Development, Agriculture and Rural Development; and Globalisation and Development in Africa, Governance & Community Leadership, Management of Community Based Organisation (CBOs) Urbanisation and Change Management.

In my spare time I write passionately on many contemporary topical issues through my blog I am also a regular writer to the Human Rights and Development Studies (HDS) blog at the Institute of Social Studies (Netherlands).

I have recently presented papers at the following conferences:

An Assessment of the Constitution making process by civil society representatives presented to EU donor delegates Roundtable meeting, organized by European Partnership for Democracy [EPD] &Zimbabwe Europe Network [ZEN], 14 September 2010 in Brussels, Belgium.

Challenges and Prospects of the Newly Established  Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission, Paper presented  at the International Institute of Social Studies [ISS], Hague, The Netherlands, 2011.

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