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.
What is IPAZ?
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
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:
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