Conference on Zimbabwe
‘First year of the 2nd Republic: Continuing with the old or Breaking with the past.’
SIVIO Institute (SI) Conference on Zimbabwe will provide an opportunity for non-partisan and objective dialogue to reflect on the performance of the 2nd Republic and and also provides an opportunity to examine in more detail the current challenges that Zimbabwe is faced with. The aim of the conference is to contribute towards Zimbabwe’s inclusive socio-economic transformation by improving appreciation of the performance of government in terms of execution of policy based reforms and also to map opportunities for reform in 2019.
International and local experts from different sectors and participants drawn from government, civil society and business have been invited to be part of the conversation on what it will take to address the challenges and harness opportunities of transformation. The Conference will build on the public policy tracking work that SIVIO Institute (SI) has been working on. During the summit, the SIVIO Institute will also take the opportunity to launch its innovative public policy online tracking tool: Zimcitizenswatch.org.
Aims and Objectives
● To raise the need for ongoing dialogue focused on public policy.
● To explore the extent to which the Second Republic has made progress in public policy reforms.
● To craft a policy agenda for 2019 that will facilitate the revamping of the Economy with a particular focus on Agriculture, SMMEs, and Tourism as well as addressing broader governance challenges.
● To explore options for Zimbabwe’s re-engagement with the international community.
We hope that at the end of the conference we will have achieved the following:
● Established the importance of convening regular platforms on which Zimbabweans from all sectors conduct objective non-partisan dialogue on Zimbabwe.
● Established progress made by the Second Republic in public policy reform and areas that still need attention.
● Create a public policy reform agenda with consensus on what has been discussed.
● Collected suggestions on what it will take for Zimbabwe to re-engage with the international community.