What is IPAZ?

The Institute of Public Affairs is a non-profit making organization based in Zimbabwe. IPAZ endeavours to influence civic and public discourses in Zimbabwe on public policy driven by timely empirical research. IPAZ will provide an open discussion platform for both aspiring and established Zimbabwean Scholars and Academics to research and engage with social, economic and political issues impacting the country. IPAZ has an established and wide network of members inside and outside Zimbabwe.

IPAZ Mission

To actively support and facilitate the work of Public Intellectuals capable of researching, debating, influencing and sustaining data based research policy analysis on public affairs in Zimbabwe.



Registered as Non for Profit Trust in Zimbabwe

Led by a Board of Directors appointed by the Trustees on a 4 year term

Secretariat (to manage Research and Publication Projects )

Research Advisory Board (RAB) to mentor young researchers and advise on research output

Our Goal

The general objective goal of IPAZ to build a ‘hub’ which facilitates the development and output of public intellectuals researching on Zimbabwe capable of influencing public debate and drive opinion on public affairs.

To achieve this general objective the IPAZ will focus on Four Main Objectives that will act as a guide to the programmatic work:

Schorlary Inquiry

Facilitating collaborative independent and robust scholarly inquiry and exchange on important socio-economic issues in Zimbabwe

Emerging Public Intellectuals

Enhancing the role of Emerging Public Intellectuals capable of debating and influencing public policy processes

Public Engagement in Public Policy

Facilitate and increase public engagement in public policy processes through equipping citizens to shape public policy

Engaged Public Dialogue on Public Policy

Promoting Engaged Public Dialogue on Public Policy through facilitating independent scholarly inquiry and publishing and disseminating this through various media