Our Partners

The Development Foundation of Zimbabwe works with and through a number of established organisations who share our vision of an informed Diaspora that is engaged in the development of Zimbabwe. These include:

Trust Africa

TrustAfrica seeks to strengthen African initiatives that address the most difficult challenges confronting the continent. We currently focus on three critical areas:  

- Securing the conditions for democracy;
- Fostering African enterprise and achieving broadly shared prosperity; and
- Cultivating African resources for democracy and development.

Trust Africa works principally through collaboration and partnership with like-minded institutions and donors. As a catalyst and convener, we are committed to generating and testing new ideas. We also strive to practice good governance and promote it among our grantees.

Institute of Justice and Reconciliation

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation helps to build fair, democratic and inclusive societies in various regions in Africa – with a focus on fostering dialogue and exchanging insights between countries undergoing political transition. The organisation was launched in the aftermath of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2000.The initial aim was to ensure that lessons learnt from South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy were adequately recorded, analysed and taken into account as the nation moved ahead. Through a range of carefully selected and sustained engagements, the Institute cultivates the potential for reconciliation as well as justice after conflict. It works from the assumption that reconciliation and justice are two equally important and inseparable challenges facing nations in transition.The Institute organises its work in programmes which focuses on the following key areas of work: reconciliation and reconstruction interventions in post-conflict communities; research and analysis of economic, political and social trends prevalent during political transition; development of educational resources and training; and stimulation of public dialogue and policy intervention.
To contact the IJR, go to www.ijr.org.za

Zimbabwe Diaspora Development Interface

This is a UK based organisation bringing together Zimbabweans interested in promoting diaspora participation in national development. Alex Magaisa, one of the DFZ’ Trsutees is the Chairman of the ZDDI which in September 2009 hosted a highly-acclaimed conference on investment, migration and development in Zimbabwe. The ZDDI has also been involved with CARA and the IOM in the Higher Education Development programme, which included consultations with Zimbabwean universities and academics & researchers based abroad. Website: www.zimdiasporainterface.org

Global Zimbabwe Forum

The Global Zimbabwe  Forum, (the Forum) seeks to co-ordinate the Zimbabwean CSOs common vision and strategy in the struggle for a new democratic dispensation in Zimbabwe. It was formally launched on 19th November 2005 with an initial membership of about 18 different Zimbabwean CSOs that are based in South Africa. The vision of the Forum is of a democratic Zimbabwean society where all citizens are able to participate in all decision-making processes that have an impact on their lives be it at home or abroad. The mission of the Forum is to promote civil society by uniting and strengthening the CSO sector to enable it to influence development policy and advocate for a new prosperous and democratic Zimbabwe.The Forum is led by Daniel Molokele who is in the Core Group and Management Committee of the DFZ Trust. http://www.globalzim.org  &   http://www.zimcsoforum.org


The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) is a leading Johannesburg-based foundation established in 1997, working in 10 Southern Africa countries: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. OSISA works differently in each of these 10 countries, according to local conditions. There are specialised programme managers in Angola, DRC, Swaziland and Zimbabwe – these being the four countries in which significant structural governance questions still obtain.