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Zimbabwe - the forgotten country?

webinar — Centre of African Studies, Nunca Más: International Network for Human Rights and Psycho-social response in coorperation with CISU (Civil Society in Development) invites you to the webinar "Zimbabwe - the forgotten country?"

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Centre of African Studies, Nunca Más: International Network for Human Rights and Psycho-social response, in coorperation with CISU (Civil Society in Development)

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Centre of African Studies, Nunca Más: International Network for Human Rights and Psycho-social response, in coorperation with CISU (Civil Society in Development), invites you to the webinar “Zimbabwe – the forgotten country?”.
The webinar aims to make a meaningful contribution to the current preparation process of the new Danish development strategy, which so far has included very few voices from the Global South as part of its consultations. Zimbabwe was once one of Denmark’s key development partners but this is no longer the case. The event will draw on experiences and insights from Zimbabwe’s civil society sector and reflections on the changing relationship with Denmark, to help expand the debate on the new development strategy.

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The keynote speakers are:

Prof. Brian Raftopoulos, formerly employed by the University of Zimbabwe until he left for South Africa, where he is now the Director for Research and Advocacy for Ukuthula Trust, and a Research Fellow at the International Studies Center, University of the Free State.

Title of presentation: Resurgent Authoritarianism in Zimbabwe. In this presentation, Prof. Brian Raftopoulos will provide an overview of the systematic project by the Zimbabwean state to dismantle the political opposition through a combination of judicial and coercive measure. In addition, the presentation will also examine the implications of this form of rule on Zimbabwe’s regional and international relations.

Dr. Shari Eppel, psychologist, and director of the Ukuthula Trust and has worked concretely with human rights in the country for more than 25 years (See more about the content of the presentation below).

Title of presentation: Shrinking Spaces. This presentation will look more closely at the micro-level implications of the current crisis on the humanitarian, livelihood, health and cross-border survival strategies of the Zimbabwean citizenry, in a time of a global pandemic.

Presenter: Dr. Amanda Hammer, Associate Professor, Center of African Studies at University of Copenhagen will introduce the two keynote speakers.

We have invited The Minister for Development Cooperation, Flemming Møller Mortensen, and the development spokespersons of the parliamentary parties to comment. What can we learn from the Zimbabwe case and how can /shall this be taken into account in the new development strategy?

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