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/Prof. Percyslage Chigora
Prof. Percyslage Chigora

Position: Associate Professor

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QUALIFICATIONS

  • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HONOURS IN POLITICS AND ADMINISTRATION (UZ)
  • MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (UZ)

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Foreign Policy,
  • Elections and Electoral Systems,
  • Land Reform,
  • University Administration,
  • Regional Integration,
  • African Politics
  • Zimbabwean Politics

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

 

  Book Chapters

Percyslage Chigora and Simbarashe L. Chikomo, Survival Strategies Adopted by the Businesses in Face of Covid-19 Lock downs in Zimbabwe, in Maurice N Amutambi and Linnet Hamusi Henry (ed) Coping with Covid 19 in Africa and Beyond, CEDRED, Nairobi, pp 20-31, 2022, ISBN 978 9966 116 56 7

Percyslage Chigora and Simbarashe L. Chikomo, Zimbabwe’s foreign policy in the 2nd Republic in Maurice Amutabi (ed) How Africa has Turned Around, CEDRED, Nairobi. pp. 213-228, 2022. ISBN 978 9966 116 53 6

Percyslage Chigora, Sustaining Separatist/terrorist/liberation movements in the 21st Century: Who does the Financing? In MP Sebola and JP Tsheola,(eds) Conference Proceedings Published by the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES (IPADA). The 3rd Annual Conference on ” The Image of an African Politician and a Public servant in the 21st century”, Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science, Saldanhabay, South Africa July 04-06, 2018 , pp412-426 . ISBN: 978-0-9921971-4-8

Percyslage Chigora, Challenges and Prospects for Peace and Security in Africa: Why China matters? In Oyetola Oniwide (ed) Issues in China-Africa Relations, Kampala International University, Kampala, 2017.pp.49-59. ISBN ISBN: 978-9970-9573-0-9

Books

  • The Crisis in Zimbabwe: Examining the Origins, Lambert Academic Publishing, Strasburg, ISBN 978-3-659-10988-1
  • Political Parties in Zimbabwe in the 21st Century, Lambert Academic Publishing, Strasburg, ISBN 978-3-8473-3199-5
  • History of Political Parties in the First Two Decades of Independence, Lambert Academic Publishing, Strasburg, pp 83. ISBN: 978-3-8465-5498-2
  • Politics in Zimbabwe in the 21st Century: International and Domestic Issues for National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration Lambert Academic Publishing, Strasburg, pp 127. ISBN: 978-3-8465-0587-8

Book Reviews

  • Percyslage Chigora, Greg Mills, and Jeffrey Herbst, Africa’s Third Liberation: The New Search for Prosperity and Jobs, Penguin Books: Johannesburg, 2012, pp.249.ISBN 978-0-14-352888-3Journal of Public Administration and Development Alternatives,Vol 3 Issues 1, pp. 52-53, 2018
  • A review of Shaazka Beyerle, Curtailing Corruption: People power for accountability and justice, Lynne Rienner Publisher, Boulder London, ISBN 978-1-62637-056-2 pp325. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa. (Vol 18, Number 5, 2016).
  • 2015 Rabah Arezki, Thorvaldur Gylfason, Amadou Sy (eds). 2011. Beyond the Curse:  Policies to Harness the power of Natural Resources, Washington: International Monetary Fund. 275pp, Africa Studies Quarterly, volume 16, Issue Number 1, December 2015, pp 104-106
  • 2015 Maciej J. Bartkowski (ed) Recovering Nonviolent History: Civil Resistance in Liberation struggles, Lynne Rienner Publishers:London, pp.436, ISBN 978-1-58826-895 Hemisphere: Studies on Cultures and societies, Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences. Vol 30 No. 3 pp107-109
  • A review of Solani Ngobeni (ed) Scholarly Publishing in Africa: Opportunities and Impediments, Africa Institute of South Africa, Pretoria, 2010. pp. 378, The Dyke: Journal of the Midlands State University, Volume 6 Number 4.
  • A review of Stephen D. Morris and Charles H. Blake (eds) Corruption and Politics in Latin America: National and Regional Dynamics, Lynne Rienner publishers, Boulder London, 2010, ISBN 978-158826-743-6. Pp. 287. Global South, Sephis e.Magazine, Volume 9 number 1 January 2013
  •  The Globalisation of Political Violence: Globalisation’s Shadow, Routeledge/Warwick Studies in Globalisation, London/Newyork, 2008. pp. 291. ISBN 10 0-4415 -42533-6, The Dyke: Journal of the Midlands State university, Volume 5 Number 1
  • Security Cooperation in Africa: A Reappraisal. Boulder and London: Firstforumpress. p.336. Journal of Sustainable Development Africa, Winter A. Volume 13, Number 2, 2011.
  • LAND REFORM, CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN ZIMBABWE, Pakistan Journal of the Social sciences, Volume 8, Number 3, 146- 151, 2011
  • Africa in World Politics: Reforming Political Order. Boulder: Westview Press, 2009. xvi, 408p. Africa Studies Quarteley African Studies Quarterly | Volume 12, Issue 3 | Summer 2011
  • Ward Anseeuw and Chris Alden (ed) The Struggles Over Land in Africa: Conflicts, Politics and Change, Human Sciences Research Council, Cape Town, 2010, pp. 289. 1SBN 9 780 796 923226, Journal of Sustainable Development Africa, Winter A. Volume 12 Number 7.
  • Turning Points in African Democracy, edited by Abdul Raufa Mustapha and Lindsay Whitefield, Rochester NY: Boydell and Brewer (James Currey), 2009, xix+235pp. $55 (hardback). ISBN 978 1 84701 317 0. African Affairs,  109 (437), October 2010, 671-672
  • Tim Hart and Ineke Vorster, Indigenous Knowledge on the South African Landscape: Potentials for Agricultural Development, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa, 200.p.52. ISBN 978-07969-2162-8.Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Volume  Number ,  Summer A 2010
  • OECD, Aid for Trade: Making it Effective, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, 2006.pp.94. ISBN 92-64-02693-2, Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Volume 2 Number 2,  Spring B 2010
  • OECD, Financing Development 2008:Whose Ownership? Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, 2008.pp.112. ISBN 8789264045583. Journal of sustainable Development, Volume 2 Number 2,  Spring B 2010
  • The Africa Union and its Institutions, edited by John Akokpari, Angela Ndinga-Muvumba and Tim Murithi, Sunnyside: Fanele and Centre for Conflict Studies, xxvi +390pp, ISBN 978-1-920-19603-5  Journal of Sustainable Development, Volume 2 Number 2,  Spring B 2010
  • Nena Thundu, Annamarie K. Kiaga, and Suzan W. Mwangi Omondi, (eds)  Assessing Gender Policies in the East African Region: Case Studies from Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, Development Policy Management Forum, Nairobi, 2008. Pp 289, ISBN 9966-7266-1-6 Journal of Sustainable Development, Volume 2 Number 2,  Spring B 2010
  • Roger C. Riddell, Does Foreign Aid Work? Oxford University Press, New York, 2007. Pp 507, ISBN 978-0-19-929565-4 Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennyylvania volume 12 number 1. 2010 pp.372-374. ISSN1520-5509
  • Civil Society, Governance and Regional Integration in Africa, edited by Adekunle Amuwo, Hippolyt Pul, and Irene O. Adadevoh, Nairobi:Development Policy Management Forum,2009, xiii+388 pp. $30.00. ISBN 9966 7266 2 4. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennyylvania volume. 12. number 1. 2010 pp. 369-371. ISSN1520-5509
  • Patrick Chabal, Africa: The Politics of Suffering and Smiling, London and New york:Zed Books, 2009,pp, 212, ISBN 978-1-84277-909-5  Global South: SEHIS e- magazine  Vol.6 no.1 January 2010. pp.68-69
  • OECD, Development and Agriculture: The Case for Policy Coherence, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, 2005.pp. 123. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennyylvania Vol 11. winter,  ISSN1520-5509
  • OECD, The Development Effectiveness of Food Aid: Does tying Matter? Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, 2006.pp. 121. ISBN 92-64-01346-6 Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennyylvania Vol 11. winter . ISSN1520-5509
  • Francis B Nyamnjoh, Insiders and Outsiders: Citizenship and Xenophobia in contemporary Southern Africa, Zed Books, London/New York, 2006. pp.273. ISBN 1 84277 677 0. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennyylvania Vol 11. , winter . ISSN1520-5509
  • James M. Lutz and Brenda J. Lutz, Global Terrorism, Routledge, London, 2004, pp.289, ISBN 0-415-700051-5 Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennyylvania Vol 11. No.1.p. 367-368, Summer. ISSN1520-5509
  • Muzong Kodi, Corruption and Governance in the DRC During the Transition Period (2003-2006), 1SSN, 2008, pp.113. ISBN 978-1-920114-43-5 Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennyylvania Vol 11. No.1.p. 367-368, Summer. ISSN1520-5509
  • Jocelyn Alexander, The Unsettled Land: State-Making and the Politics of Land in Zimbabwe 1893- 2003. James Currey, Oxford, 2006, pp, 230, ISBN 0 85255 892-9. Global South: SEPHIS e- magazine  Vol.5 no.3 July 2009. pp.29-30
  • Assis Malaquias, Rebels and Robbers: Violence in Post-Colonial Angola, Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, UPPSALA, 2007.pp.263. ISBN 978-91-7106-580-3, African Security Review, Volume 18, number 2.pp. 129-13
  • Luc Huyse and Mark Salter (eds) Traditional Justice and Reconciliation after Violent Conflict: Learning from African Experience, International Institute For Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Stockholm, 2008, pp 203. ISBN 978-91-85724-28-4, African Security Review, Volume 18, number 1, March 2009, pp.118-120
  • Ragnar Waldahl, Politics and Persuasion: Media Coverage of Zimbabwe’s 2000 Election, Weaver Press, Harare, 2004.pp.148. ISBN 0 77922 0278. The Dyke: A Journal for Midlands State University, Volume 3, Issue 1, June 2008, p.92-94. ISBN
  • Muna Ndulo, (ed) Democratic Reform in Africa: Its Impact on Governance and Poverty Alleviation, James Currey, Oxford, 2006, pp.304. Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review – Volume 24, Number 2, June 2008, pp. 79-82
  • Oystein H. Rolandsen, Guerrilla Government: Political Changes in the Southern Sudan during the 1990s, Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, UPPSALA, 2005,.pp.201. ISBN 91-7106-537-7 Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennyylvania Vol 10. No.2.p. 828-830. ISSN1520-5509
  • Roger Southhall and Henning Melber (eds) Legacies of Power: Leadership Change and former presidents in African politics, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa, 2006.p.352. ISBN 978-07969-2102-8. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennyylvania Vol 10. No.2. p. 831-838. ISSN1520-5509
  • Lars Buur, Steffen Jensen, Finn Stepputat (eds), The Security-Development Nexus: Expressions of Sovereignty and Securitisation in Southern Africa, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa, 2007.p. 288. ISBN 13 978-0-7969-2184-0, Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennyylvania Vol 10. No.2. p. 839 -846. ISSN1520-5509
  • Patrick J. McGowan and Philip Nel (ed) Power, Wealth and Global Equity: An International Relations Textbook for Africa, University of Cape Town Press, Cape Town, 2000.pp.388. ISBN 1 919713 64 6. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Vol 10. No.1.pp 250-255. ISSN1520-5509
  • Francis B Nyamnjoh, Africa’s Media:Democracy and the Politics of Belonging, Zed Books, London/New York, pp.308, ISBN 1 84277 583 9. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Vol 10. No.1.pp 246-249. ISSN1520-5509
  • Donald S. Moore, Suffering for the Territory: Race, Place, and Power in Zimbabwe, Weaver Press, Harare, 2005.pp,399. ISBN 1 777922 037 5. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Vol 10. No.1.pp 256-260. ISSN1520-5509
  • Paul Gready and Jonathan Ensor, Reinventing Development? Translating Rights Based Approaches From Theory into Practice, Zed Books, London/Newyork, 2005, pp.315, ISBN 1 84277 649 5. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Vol 10. No.1.pp 261-265. ISSN1520-5509
  • Patrick Bond and Masimba Manyanya, Zimbabwe’s Plunge: Exhausted Nationalism, Liberalism and the Search for Social Justice, Weaver Press, Harare, 2003. ISBN 1-777922-005-7 The Dyke: A Journal for Midlands State University, Volume 2,no. 1, p.129-130.
  • Amanda Hammar, Brian Raftopoulous, Stig Jensen, (ed) Zimbabwe’s Unfinished Business: Rethinking Land, State and Nation State in the Context of Crisis, Weaver Press, Harare, 2003.Pp 316, ISBN 0 7974 2241 2. The Dyke: A Journal for Midlands State University, Volume 2, no 2 p.117-119.
  • Tsueno  Yoshikuni, African Urban Experiences in Colonial Zimbabwe: A social History of Harare before 1925, Weaver Press, Harare, 2006, pp, 162. ISBN 1 777922 054 5. Journal for Local Government Management, Volume 1 Number 3 December 2007. ISSN 1996 1308
  • Preben Kaarsholm (ed) Violence, Political Culture and Development in Africa, James Currey, London, 2006.pp.224. ISBN 0 80255 394 2. ISBN 1 84277 424 7. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Vol 9. No.4.pp 340-343. ISSN1520-5509.
  • Sam Moyo and Paris Yeros (eds) Reclaiming the Land: The Resurgence of Rural Movements in Africa, Asia and Latin America, Zed Books, London New York, 2005, pp 426. ISBN 1 84277 424 7. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Vol 9. No.3.pp 186-191. ISSN15-5509.
  • M.A. Mohamed Salih,(ed) African Political Parties: Evolution, Institutionalisation and Governance, Pluto Press, London, 2003, PP. 372, ISBN 0 7453 2038 4. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Vol 9. No.3.pp 192-195. ISSN15-5509.
  • Micheal Barnett and Raymond Duvall (eds) Power in Global Governance, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005, pp, 367. ISBN 0-521-54952-3. Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations, Department of International Relations, Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey, Vol 6 No. 1&2 Spring&Summer 2007, pp 61-76.ISSN 1303-5525.pp 189-192.
  • Geoff Harris, (ed) Achieving Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Cost Effective Alternative to the Military, Institute of Security Studies, Pretoria, 2004,pp 211.ISBN 1-919913-61-0, Journal on Sustainable Development in Africa, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA, Vol 9 no.1, January 2007. ISSN15-5509.
  • Dani Nabudere and Ibbo Mandaza, Pan Africanism and Integration in Africa, Sapes Books, Harare 2002, pp339, ISBN: 1-77905-149-2, Journal on Sustainable development in Africa, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA, January 2007. ISSN15-5509.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2022 Mcilo and Chigora THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON SOCIAL SECURITY WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF SADC REGION’S CODE ON SOCIAL SECURITY AND CHARTER ON SOCIAL RIGHTS, Conference on the Application of SADC Community Law within member states, 29 Aprill 2022, 2022

Posahi and Chigora Evaluating Member States’ compliance to instruments guiding education provision in the SADC region during the Covid-19 pandemic. The case of online learning adoption in selected Zimbabwean universities during the Covid-19 era, Conference on the Application of SADC Community Law within member states, 29 Aprill 2022.

2021, Chigora, Tagarirofa and Gono, Policy Brief on Embracing devolution for increased participation of disadvantaged groups of the society: Re-thinking the role of councillors and traditional leadership in rural Zimbabwe, Seventh National Symposium on Devolution and the promotion of Human rights in Zimbabwe, 3 November, Cresta Lodge, Harare Zimabwe. 2021,

Chigora, Tagarirofa and Gono, Embracing devolution for increased participation of disadvantaged groups of the society: Re-thinking the role of councillors and traditional leadership in rural Zimbabwe, Seventh National Symposium on Devolution and the promotion of Human rights in Zimbabwe, 1-2 November, Cresta Lodge, Harare Zimabwe. 2021,

Chigora and Chikomo, The Impact of Covid-19 on Cultural Practices in African Society: Experiences from Zimbabwe, paper presented at the International conference of Culture in the time of plague corona virus Impact on cultural development in Sub Saharan Africa, Polish Academy of Social sciences, Warsaw, Poland, 8 Sep 2018

Percyslage Chigora and Joshua Chakawa, Sustaining Separatist/terrorist/liberation movements in the 21st Century: Who does the Financing?,Department of History, University of Nairobi, 25 January. 2017

Adele Mcilo and Percyslage Chigora, Land Conflicts among newly resettled farmers, Faculty of Arts Land Reform Conference, Zvishavane Campus, Zvishave, Zimbabwe 29 -30 September 2017

Percyslage Chigora and Joshua Chakawa, ‘Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Sexual Intercourse and Reproductive Health in Selected Communities in Zimbabwe’,7th International Conference on Communication and Information Science, Carribbea Bay Hotel, Kariba, Zimbabwe, 21-24 August 2017

Adele Mcilo and Percyslage Chigora– Funding in State universities – Indigenizing Higher education in Zimbabwe, The Dynamics of Changing Higher Education in the Global South International Conference, MUCKLENEUK CAMPUS, UNISA, PRETORIA 16 – 17 AUGUST 201 2015,

Percyslage Chigora and Isheanesu Chaka,THE NEXUS BETWEEN CLIMATE CHANGE/VARIABILITY MITIGATION AND FOOD SECURITY AND CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS IN 21ST CENTURY ZIMBABWE, 1st International Research Conference for Midlands State University on Driving Socio-Economic Development Through Value Addition and Sustainable Use of resources, 14-16 July 2015, Elephant Hills Resort, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

2013 Percyslage Chigora, Zimbabwe’s foreign policy in the 21st Century: Changes and continuities beyond 2013, Mass public Opinion Institute and KonrandAdenuer Foundation Zimbabwe, Conference on Zimbabwe’s Trajectory Beyond the 2013 Elections:Problems, Opportunities and prospects, 17 December, Harare 2013

Mude Torque and Percyslage Chigora, The role of Academics in foreign policy making in Zimbabwe: Lessons from China, Symposium on China-Africa Relations, 22-25 October, Harare. 2013

Percyslage chigora, Dealing with Electoral Fraud in Zimbabwe: A Critical Appraisal of the 2012 Electoral Act, Young Scholars Conference, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, 11 July to 17 July. 2012

Douglas Munemo and Percyslage chigora, THE EFFICACY OF MULTI-STAKEHOLDER CONFLICT EARLY WARNING AND RESPONSE MECHANISM IN ZIMBABWE: A CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS, Multi stakeholder meeting on Conflict Early Warning System -CCSF/NANGO conference, 31 October, Mount Casino, Nyanga. 2012,

Percyslage Chigora, The crisis in Zimbabwe and its Political, Economic and socio-cultural development in the Southern African Region, Regional Conference on: State Fragility in Eastern and Southern Africa: Drivers, Nature, Extent and Capacity of Building, Efforts; Soromba Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 2012,

Percyslge chigora, Challenges and Prospects for Peace and Security in Africa: Why China matters? Shanghai Institute of International Studies, 15 March 2012, Shanghai, China.

Dorothy Goredema, Vongai Nyawo-Shava and Percyslage chigora Fast Track Land Reform, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Zimbabwe Social Science Seminar series, 24 March 2011, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe. 2010,

Percyslage Chigora, Dorothy Goredema, and TawandaChibanda, Limitations to seeking power through democratic means: A case of Movement For Democratic Change in Zimbabwe, First Faculty of Arts of Research Seminar Series, Midlands State University,Gweru, Zimbabwe, 29th April 2010. 2010

 

Percyslage Chigora,Resolving Conflicts in Election Environment: A Comparison of March 27 Harmonised Elections and June 29 Presidential Run-off in 2008 Zimbabwe, Workshop Organized by Africa Institute of South Africa and Guggenheim Foundation, Africa Institute of South Africa, Pretoria. 16-20 March 2010. 2009,

 

Percyslage Chigora and Tobias Guzura, The Politics of the Government of National Unity (GNU) and Power Sharing in Zimbabwe: Challenges and Prospects for Democracy, AEGIS Thematic Conference workshop on “Power Sharing Agreements in Africa: Implications for Peace, Democracy and Societal Trust”, GIGA, Hamburg, Germany 1-2 October 2009

Percyslage Chigora, Anti-Neoliberalism in the Era of Globalisation: A Theoretical Analysis of the State Response to the Origins of Poverty in Zimbabwe in the 21st Century, Organised by CLACSO-CROP/OSSREA/SEPHIS 18-20 of June, 2009. University of Cape Town, South Africa 2009,

Percyslage Chigora, The Politics of Government of National Unity (GNU) and Power Sharing in Zimbabwe: Challenges and Prospects, 3rd European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 3) to be held from 4 to 7 June at University of Leipzig, in Leipzig, Germany. 2009,

Percyslage ChigoraThe Zimbabwe African National Union -Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) Regime in Power in the 21st Century: A Question of Popular Support or Preserving Power by Undemocratic Means. Workshop on Political Culture, Governance and State in Africa, organized by DPMF, 21-23 February,Kenya 2008

Percyslage Chigora and Tobias Guzura, Interpreting the Agreement between ZANU (PF) and the MDC formations: implications for civil society Workshop on the GNU agreement between ZANU PF and the MDC Formations views and comments from Gweru CSOs organised by NANGO, Fairmile Motel, Gweru, Zimbabwe, 30 September 2008

Percyslage Chigora and Tobias Guzura, The Politics of the Government of National Unity (GNU) and Power Sharing in Zimbabwe: Challenges and Prospects, Gweru Agenda Public Meeting on Views and Comments from the Gweru Community on the Agreement between ZANU (PF) and the MDC Formations Mkoba Hall, Gweru, Zimbabwe 28 September 2008.

Percyslage Chigora, The Patterns of Corruption in Institutions of Higher Learning in Zimbabwe: A General Overview from State Universities in the 2000 New Millennium,UNECA-CODESRIA International Conference “Institutions, Culture and Corruption in Africa’ 13th-16th October Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 2007,

Percyslage Chigora, Acting In The Name of National Interest: The Survival strategy of Zimbabwe in International Intervention in Mozambique and Democratic People’s Republic of Congo (DRC). Annual Writing Workshop for Scholarly Publishing for Anglophone Africa, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda 17-21 September, Organised by Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA).

INVITED SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS

Research notes presentation, Gender mainstreaming in institutions of higher learning: A case of Midlands State University in Zimbabwe, Minzu University, Beijing, China, 19 March 2012

 Speech on, Security in Africa and the Role of China, Shanghai Institute of International Studies, Shanghai, China, 15 March 2012.

Paper on The Land Problem in Zimbabwe, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw,Poland, Tuesday 14 June.

Lecture on Democratic Thinking and Culture in Zimbabwe, Department of African Languages and culture, Institute of African Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland, and Wednesday 25th May.

Lecture on Origins, Trends and Characteristics of Challenges in Africa’s development, Department of African Languages and culture,institute of African Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland, Friday 20 May

Lecture on Peace Building and Conflict Transformation, Executive Course in Security Sector Governance, organised by The Centre for Defense Studies at the University of Zimbabwe and the SADSEM Network, Gweru Polytechnic, Gweru, Zimbabwe 21-25 July 2008.

 

FUNDED RESEARCHES

Research on: Chinese Investment, labour law and eviromental protection: A south-south comparative analysis of Zimbabwe and Combodia. A China- Africa reporting Grant on theme: South –south Engagements: reporting Grants on Comparative Reporting on Africa’s Experiences with China. Funded by University of Witwatersrand, Wits Centre for Journalism’s Africa China reporting project.

Funding for research, Embracing devolution for increased participation of disadvantaged groups of the society: Re-thinking the role of councillors and traditional leadership in rural Zimbabwe, AWARDED BY Raoul Warrenburg Institute for human rights and tnternational Law, Sweden and Zimbabwe.

2009, Resolving Conflicts in Election Environment: A Comparison of March 27 Harmonised Elections and June 29 Presidential Run-off in 2008 Zimbabwe, Guggenheim Foundation

Travel Scholarship, Awarded by Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, VA,USA.. For Attending Workshop on ‘ The bloody writings is for ever torn’: Domestic and international consequences of the First Government Efforts to Abolish Atlantic Slave Trade, held on August 8-12, 2007 International Conference Center, Accra and Elmina Beach Hotel, Elmina, Ghana

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • 2023, Survey Coodinator: Pre-Election Political Dynamics in the Midlands Province for Midlands State University.
  • 2023, January, External Examiner, Department of Political Science and international relations, University of Fort Hare,
  • 2022-2023 PhD External Examiner, College of Business, Peace and Leadership, Africa University.
  • November 2021, External Examiner, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Western Cape.
  • 2021-2022, External Examiner, Department of intelligence Studies, Bindura University of Science Education
  • January 2021 External Examiner,  Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria
  • 2020-2025 External Examiner, Robert Mugabe School of Intelligence.
  • July 2020, External Exanmer, Chinhoyi University of Technology
  • 2010-2013, External Examiner, Department of Social Sciences, Great Zimbabwe  University, Zimbabwe
  • 2009, Production of position papers on the Zimbabwe constitution regarding, “The doctrine of the separation of powers” and “The executive organs of the State”, Submitted to Transparency International-Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • 2009-2012 External Examiner, Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lupane State University, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • 2008       Midlands State University Lecturers Association, 2008: Draw up constitution for Midlands State University Lectures’ Association, Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe.
  • 2012- 2016 Member of University Council, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe.
  • 2005– 2016 Member of Senate, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe.
  • 2005-2007. Faculty Representative to the University’s International Relations Committee, Midlands State University Zimbabwe.
  • Member of the Coordinating Team, Model United Nations,  Midlands State University, 2004
  • 2009- present, Editorial Board Member, African Journal of History and Culture (AJHC)
  • 2009, Associate Editor, The International Journal of Interdiscplinary social sciences. Volume 2, volume 4,
  • 2002-2004, Co-Editor and Producer, BKAZ Newsletter, Intermediate Technology Development Group-Beekeepers Association of Zimbabwe.
  • 2003 Editor, The Beekeepers Training Manual, Intermediate Technology Development Group- Beekeepers Association of Zimbabwe
  • 2013 Module reviewer, Zimbabwe: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Volume 1 N. 2 , ZIMCHE, Zimbabwe.
  • 2011, Editorial Board Member, International Journal of World History and Economics.
  • 2010 -2011 Production Editor, Monograph Series of Social Science Consultancy Trust, Zimbabwe Political Science Review, Journal of History and Development, Zimbabwe Social science Review.
  • 2010, Editor in Chief, Monograph Series of Social Science Consultancy Trust- Issue Number 1 and 2.
  • 2010  Editor in Chief, Zimbabwe Political Science Review, Vol 1 number 1, Vol 1 number 2.
  • 2010 Editor in Chief, Journal of History and Development Vol 1 number 1, Vol 1 nuber 2.
  • 2010, Editor in Chief, Zimbabwe Social Sciences Review, Vol 1 number 1, Vol 1 number 2.
  • 2010- Present Production Editor, Zimbabwe International Journal of Languages and Culture. Volume 1 Number 1, Vol 1 number 2,
  • 2010, Founder, Zimbabwe Journal of History and Development, Social Science Research Consultancy Trust, Gweru, Zimbabwe.
  • 2010, Founder, Zimbabwe Social Sciences Review, Social Science Research Consultancy Trust, Gweru, Zimbabwe.
  • 2010, Founder, Zimbabwe Political Science Review, Social Science Research Consultancy Trust, Gweru, Zimbabwe.
  • 2010, Co-Founder, Zimbabwe International Journal of Languages and Culture, Social Science Research Consultancy Trust, Gweru, Zimbabwe.
  • 2009, Founder, Social Science Research Consultancy Trust, Gweru, Zimbabwe.

  Partnerships Initiated

  • 2003 BKAZ- ZFDT Partnership: whilst at Intermediate Technology Development Group- Beekeepers Association of Zimbabwe
  • 2002 BKAZ- ZBA Partnership: whilst at Intermediate Technology Development Group- Beekeepers Association of Zimbabwe

         

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