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THE TUGWI MUKOSI MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (TMMRI) IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CENTRE FOR CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND TRANSFORMATION (CCMT) ONE DAY SYMPOSIUM

November 28

INVITATION TO THE MIDLANDS STATE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY AND OTHER DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS

TO

THE TUGWI MUKOSI MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (TMMRI) IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CENTRE FOR CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND TRANSFORMATION (CCMT) ONE DAY SYMPOSIUM

ON 

DEVELOPMENT INDUCED RELOCATIONS

DATE: 28 November 2019

VENUE: New Administration Block Boardroom, Zvishavane Campus

SYMPOSIUM THEME: Development Induced Relocations: Zimbabwean Experiences and Resettlement Policy Options.

Millions of people worldwide are displaced or resettled every year, due to development projects, such as the construction of dams, irrigation schemes, urban development, transport, conservation or mining projects. While some of these development projects have made important and significant contributions to human development and the benefits derived from them have been considerable, in too many cases unacceptable and often unnecessary prices have been paid to secure those benefits especially in social and environmental terms by the people displaced. In the worst scenario these development projects have left communities divided. According to the World Commission on Dams (2000) at the heart of the development debate are issues of equity, governance, justice and power. These are issues that underlie many unmanageable problems faced by humanity. It can be concluded therefore that the results of these projects have usually been a mixed bag. Key speakers are expected to address the impact of these development induced relocations on local communities and the nation at large in the implementation and attainment of selected issues as listed below:

  1. Equity
  2. Governance, 
  3. Justice and power
  4. Peace justice and strong institutions
  5. Gender equality
  6. Good health and well-being
  7. Quality education 

SYMPOSIUM OBJECTIVES

 The specific objectives of the Conference are to: 

  1. Provide  data and evidence on the impact of development induced relocations on the affected communities and the nation at large
  2. Enable participants and presenters to reflect on how to incorporate communities in development initiatives.
  3.  Promote the creation of linkages between communities, local and central government, and civil society in order to collectively attend to social and economic challenges.  

TARGET POPULATION

  • MSU academic and non-academic staff
  • University Students
  • Traditional leaders
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Government Ministries-Local government, Agriculture, Lands, Mining
  • CEOs of local authorities
  • Political leadership

DELIVERABLES

  • Policy brief report
  • Booklet

THOSE WHO WANT TO ATTEND SEND YOUR CONFIRMATION 

By the 15th of November to;

  1. Mrs Normal Chiguvu (chiguvun@staff.msu.ac.zw
  2. Dr Francis Muromo (muromof@staff .msu.ac.zw)

Details

Date:
November 28

Organizers

TUGWI MUKOSI MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (TMMRI) I
CENTRE FOR CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND TRANSFORMATION (CCMT)

Venue

New Administration Block Boardroom, Zvishavane Campus
Zvishavane, + Google Map