Documenting the ZPSP

At the request of the European Union and the Swiss Government, both key donors for ZPSP, the International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT) undertook a mission to document lessons learnt from the implementation of the ZPSP. The mission was held from 21-30 June 2015.

Institutional modalities set for the Zimbabwe Peace and Security Education and Training (ZIPSET) Network

From the 16th to the 17th of April 2012, the ZIPSET network held a meeting for its entire membership comprising of university and college teachers from 13 national universities.

The purpose of the meeting was to set and agree on institutional modalities for handling all future opportunities that may arise for its members and operational structures, including further clarifying communication protocols between the ZPSP and the ZIPSET network and among members.

The Zimbabwe Peace and Security Programme supports a regional learning trip for the ZIPSET Network

On the 25th-27th of April 2012, an eight-member delegation comprised of representatives of the Zimbabwe Peace and Security Education and Training Network (ZIPSET) and the Zimbabwe Peace and Security Programme (ZPSP) undertook a learning visit to the University of Witwatersrand which houses the Southern African Defense and Security Management network (SADSEM) and the Centre for Defense and Security Management (CDSM).

ZPSP & Local Universities Launch a Peace & Security Network

On 28 November 2011, 11 local universities teaching and or interested in the teaching of peace, governance and security-related courses gathered together as a follow up on the previous Curriculum Development Workshop that was held on 2-4 November 2011.

The meeting deliberated on the establishment of a collaborative network for interested institutions and individuals. Participants recommended that membership to the network would be voluntary and members could join as either individuals and or institutions.

ZPSP Commemorates the International Women’s Day–8 March 2012

On the 8th of March 2012 the ZPSP joined the whole world in commemorating the International Women’s Day in style as all the women at ZPSP were taken by surprise as their male colleagues bought a cake and a bouquet of flowers for each one of them in recognition of the important role of women in all spheres of life, including peace building, conflict resolution and development.

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements.

ZPSP conduct its first Civil Society workshop in Bulawayo

The ZPSP held its first civil society workshop in Bulawayo on 12 October 2011. The workshop was attended by traditional leaders, civil society, universities and community based organizations. The main aim of the workshop was to introduce participants to SST and the ZPSP’s thrust and approach to SST. As part of the way forward, a number of organizations requested ZPSP to conduct similar workshops at community level in order to demystify the concept of SST in light of the human security paradigm and also in order for ZPSP to appreciate the unique community security issues.