The Programme

The Zimbabwe Peace and Security Programme (ZPSP) is designed and implemented on behalf of the Zimbabwe Peace and Security Trust (ZPST). The Programme aims to contribute, through the provision of impartial and professional technical assistance, to effective and sustainable modernisation and transformation of the security sector in Zimbabwe in order to enhance the democratic governance, security and the national sovereignty of the people of Zimbabwe.

Dialogue

The programme aims to increase understanding of, and political willingness for, a security sector modernisation and transformation process in Zimbabwe based on a national consensus. The programme maintains a regular and sustained process of communication, consultation and dialogue with a wide range of state and non-state actors.

Capacity Building

The programme offers Zimbabweans access to a range of security sector training and supports national institutions which are engaged in training in this area. Advisory support is also offered on an impartial basis in collaboration with national, regional and international partners.

Research

The programme undertakes research in collaboration with partners and supported by experts, and aiming to provide professional assessments of opportunities and challenges which can contribute to informing the development of effective national policies to modernise and transform the security sector in Zimbabwe.

The Programme
Dialogue
Capacity Building
Research

The Zimbabwe Peace and Security Trust (ZPST)

The Zimbabwe Peace and Security Trust (ZPST) is a wholly independent, legal trust established in Zimbabwe. Through the Zimbabwe Peace and Security Programme (ZPSP), the Trust aims to contribute, through the provision of impartial and professional technical assistance, to effective and sustainable modernisation and transformation of the security sector in order to enhance the democratic governance, security and the national sovereignty of the people of Zimbabwe.

Vision

A tolerant, peaceful and secure environment in which all Zimbabweans, both male and female, are able to contribute to, and benefit from, an effective delivery of safety and security in an independent and sovereign Zimbabwe

Mission

To contribute through the provision of impartial and professional technical assistance to the effective and sustainable modernisation and transformation of the security sector in Zimbabwe in order to enhance democratic governance, peace and security and the national sovereignty of the people of Zimbabwe.

Guiding Principles

Specifically the Programme is based on the following principles, which are drawn from global and African experience of SST/R programmes:

    • Inclusive National Ownership
    • Transparent, impartial and technically professional assessment and implementation
    • Co-ordination of international development assistance, which respects national ownership