The AGM is on Saturday 22 October 2016 2.00p.m. to 3.00p.m.St James’ Church Hall, 11 Prebend Street, London N1 8PF
This is open to BZS members and all interested in Zimbabwe. Members will also have recieved advance notification for the annual election and nomination of the Society Officers.
`Popcorn protests?´ The prospects for change in Zimbabwe
Saturday 22nd October 2016 3.15pm to 5.00pm (after the BZS AGM)
St James´s Church Hall, 11 Prebend Street, London N1 8PF
All members and friends of BZS are welcome – please share and pass on, thank you
McDonald Lewanika, Department of Government, London School of Economics
Miles Tendi, Department of International Development, Oxford University
Na Ncube, Director, The Global Native
About our speakers
McDonald Lewanika, a Zimbabwean human rights and development practitioner, is currently researching
his doctorate on democracy and the state in Zimbabwe, in the Department of Government at the London
School of Economics. He is the author, with Delta Milayo Ndou, of We The People: July 31 – Our
Version of Events, a study of the 2013 elections in Zimbabwe through the perceptions and
experiences of ordinary voters. McDonald has held senior positions in Zimbabwe in the Crisis
Coalition and the Students Solidarity Trust.
Miles Tendi is a Zimbabwean academic and writer who teaches Politics in the Oxford Department of
International Development (ODID), Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University. He is a contributor to
the Guardian and has provided political commentary to a wide range of media. Miles is the author
of Making History in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe: Politics, Intellectuals and the Media (2010) and the
co-editor, with Jocelyn Alexander and JoAnn McGregor, of Politics, Patronage and the State in
Zimbabwe (2014). He is now writing a new book, Ashes and Fire: Life of Solomon Mujuru (Rex Nhongo),
which will be published in 2017.
Na Ncube is Zimbabwean and the director of The Global Native, a UK charity which seeks to unlock funds for social investment for a rural farming and development programme in Zimbabwe called
Turning Matabeleland Green. She is particularly interested in mobilising funds from the Zimbabwean diaspora in the UK and elsewhere. The Global Native also seeks to educate and influence policy for sustainable development. Na trained with PriceWaterhouse Coopers and held various finance positions in different organisations prior to obtaining a Masters in International Development and setting up The Global Native in 2009. Na is a committed Christian and her faith shapes her activism.
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