Zimbabwe Policy Dialogue Institute (ZPDI) Trust is a global forum of policy experts that promote catalytic dialogue, cutting-edge policy research and stakeholder interface on key national policies. It promotes inclusive and pluralist discourse on major local and global debates on economic, socio, cultural and political developments. It also strives to broaden dialogue and explore trade-offs in policy development. The ultimate objective is a delivery of best practice options in policy development for community leaders who could be trapped in complex national and international problems. ZPDI also researches on complex community issues and concomitant opportunities to advance social national advancement. Through that research ZPDI engages diverse stakeholder participation using effective public outreach agenda as a way to facilitate civic involvement in national policymaking processes in Zimbabwe. Such public engagement triggers a more equitably governed state that promotes democracy through open communication and knowledge management and sharing.
ZPDI is a diverse network of leading professionals and academics from various backgrounds. These include, among diverse stakeholders, policymakers, economists, political scientists, researchers, medical practitioners, musicians and artists as well as interested Zimbabwean citizens at home and abroad. ZPDI provides a platform for effective citizens’ participation through policy analysis, review, formulation and implementation. In the same prong there is facilitation of a balanced, relevant, debate and documentation of national public policies as they impact diverse social groups through the Constitution of Zimbabwe. It is an apolitical independent policy think tank.
To effectively attract and engage diverse participation at national, regional and international level ZPDI functions through a devolution program supported by Provincial Chapters countrywide. These chapters cover Zimbabwe’s 10 Provinces namely: Manicaland, Masvingo, Bulawayo (which covers Matebeleland North and South Province), Midlands and Mashonaland (which covers Mashonaland East, West and Central Provinces. It has also established Policy Working Groups through the South African, UK and USA Chapters