Center for Conflict Management and Transformation (CCMT)

The Centre for Conflict Management and Transformation (CCMT) works to transform the ways in which societies deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative problem solving. Using a multi-faceted approach, CCMT partners with local government, civil society and communities to find culturally appropriate means to strengthen societies' capacity to deal with conflicts constructively. http://www.ccmt.org.zw/

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CCMT Newsletter Issue 3

This newsletter discussed, among other, the research report that was published by CCMT toward the end of November 2016, which is entitled ‘Cultures in Conflict: Challenges of Marriage and Divorce under Zimbabwe’s Dual Legal System’. This publication is packaged together with a documentary of detailed interviews with relevant stakeholders and footage of the discussions that took place during the...

Cultures in Conflict Challenges of Marriage and Divorce under Zimbabwe’s Dual Legal System

The analysis in this paper gives an account of the perspectives of the people of Chiwundura on Zimbabwe's current legal system which combines the application of Roman Dutch Law and Zimbabwe's Customary Law. Arising conflicts are explained as a result of the current legal system, particularly in regards to marriage, divorce and inheritance of property. The paper also highlights the...

Human Rights and Social Cohesion : The State of Play

Zimbabwe’s economic decline as well as the effect that it had on the residents world view and value system as a whole is profound. A highly unpredictable environment was created where most individuals and communities, being unaware of where their next meal will come from, live in a state of heightened insecurity. This environment affects how Zimbabweans behave as individuals and relate to each...

A Tree and its Branches... The Eye of a Storm Reflecting Nature in Project Design and Implementation

"Development work all over the world is plagued by two main challenges, that of ensuring the sustainability of a project beyond the funding life span, and transferring ownership of a project from the implementing agency to the communities with whom the project is being carried out. While working in the area of peace building in Zimbabwe, the Centre for Conflict Management and Transformation...

Challenges to Social Services Delivery in Zimbabwe's Resettlement Areas

In this paper challenges are outlined to the provision of basic social services in resettlement areas in Zimbabwe, particularly adequate health facilities and schools. The process of resettlement is discussed in this paper, which took place rapidly and with little planning. Research was conducted in Midlands province in Vungu and Tongogara districts, in Kushinga, Lukhuluba and Zhaugwe wards....

Challenges to Social Services Delivery in Zimbabwe Resettlement Areas

Challenges are outlined in this paper as to the provision of basic social services in resettlement areas in Zimbabwe. Areas that are investigated are particularly schools and adequate health facilities. The process of resettlement will also be discussed. This process took place rapidly and with little planning. Research was conducted in Midlands province in Vungu and Tongogara districts, in...

Now That we Know...A Case for a Community-Driven National Reconciliation Process

To confirm the need for reconciliation in the country and the conflicts that would be included in the reconciliation process was the primary purposes of this study. The researchers needed to establish whether or not the historical situation pointed to the need for reconciliation as the best way forward. This necessitated reading the history of Zimbabwe to find out if the country had experienced...

Roles and Responsibilities in Rural Local Governance in Zimbabwe: Parallels, Overlaps and Conflict

This research paper focuses on the parallels and overlaps in the responsibilities and power of the local authorities that govern rural Zimbabwean communities, where the majority of Zimbabweans live. The paper demonstrates how these parallels and overlaps generate conflict in these communities. These conflicts impede development, fragment rural communities and can result in violence. The objective...

The Transformer Vol 3

It is the 10th anniversary celebration of CCMT. This edition of 'The Transformer' looks at the developments that have taken place at the organisation since its inception in 2003. From the development of the unique intervention approach which we aptly refer to as 'The eye of the storm', to the strengthening of the research focus and the realization of the power that...

Mapping Peace Initiatives in Zimbabwe

This publication can be used as a reference document with two main sections: i) dynamics in the provinces, and ii) contact information for organisations working on peace initiatives across Zimbabwe. This information can be useful to persons working in or interested in the field of peace-building and conflict transformation. In the first section, the provincial chapters were compiled using...

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