About Us

The Development Foundation for Zimbabwe (DFZ) is a non-profit, non-partisan organisation created and driven by Zimbabweans. Its principal purpose is to provide a platform for constructive engagement between Zimbabweans in the Diaspora and fellow compatriots in the Zimbabwean government, business, civil society and the general public.

The main mission is to contribute to the development of Zimbabwe and to ensure that Zimbabweans are at the forefront of this process regardless of their geographical location. The DFZ will ensure that Zimbabwe benefits from the competitive advantage presented by its human capital now spread across the world; and will complement the efforts of individuals and organisations operating towards similar goals. (‘Diaspora’ refers to non-resident Zimbabweans and persons of Zimbabwean descent living temporarily or permanently outside the country.)

Acknowledging the challenges that the country has faced in recent years, all Zimbabweans inside the country and the Diaspora have a historical responsibility to contribute effectively towards their country’s recovery and development. The challenges facing Zimbabwe require that all of its people urgently create the necessary fundamentals to help propel the country into future prosperity. The DFZ is designed as an institutional vehicle to consolidate and lead efforts in ensuring that Zimbabweans in and outside the country play this important role.