This program seeks to advance academic freedom in the tertiary institutions through policy lectures and dialogue sessions. Such freedom remains a key pillar for research, creativity and strategic thinking. It engages students in Colleges and Universities and ZPDI provides a think tank for students to contribute through academic and scholarly speeches and articles on key national policy issues.

It links and brings policy experts to Tertiary Institutions to give lectures on key policy and national issues and provide a platform where students can dialogue and recommend alternative policy options while having an array of policy prescriptions that can be debated or benchmarked to spearhead the promotion of academic freedom, democratic, equitable and sustainable development.