Coordinator of the Regional Committee of the Charter for Zimbabwe and Southern Africa.
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Temas ligados à este autor: Human Rights . Women . Governança . Philosophy .

Prospects for 2006 - 20 de janeiro de 2006

1. Publication of the community book on responsibility, Calming the Storm. 2. Its introduction into Zimbabwean social movements and collective processes – including the local government training and reconceptualisation process (under ACPD), the opening space for political activities (under NOVASC) and the building of a united front for the struggle to change the system of government in (...)

View on key concepts - 20 de janeiro de 2006

On governance : it is more useful to talk about whether a government and a state is responsible or irresponsible, rather than whether it is strong or weak. What is important is whether whatever power it holds is exercised in a responsible manner or not. In this sense [true or good] leadership is ‘the responsible exercise of power’. But as has been commented many times, in Africa we have rulers (...)

Activities in 2005 - 20 de janeiro de 2006

Remarks and Suggestions on the National context This 2005 has been a very difficult and problematic year for Zimbabwe, and for my organization and its work (NOVASC). In many ways the ‘responsibility’ concept and the energy and foundation that it provided has underpinned all my work this year; it has been generative, unifying, giving purpose and meaning in often very difficult and tense (...)

Partners - 12 de abril de 2005

Within the Zimbabwe context: Committee members Angeline Kamba, David Manenji, Timothy Kondo, Isabella Matambanadzo, Ignatius Chigwendere Coordinator: John Stewart For the Charter/ Responsibilities book - coordinators Vusani Kumalo (Matebeleland), Mrs Mahuni (Masvingo), Joseph Sibanda, Rindirayi Chirima, Justin Knife (Gokwe - Midlands), Mrs Mvura (Kadoma - Mashonaland West), Mrs Maposa (...)

Objectives - 6 de abril de 2005

Following the meeting of the Charter Facilitation team in Syros in October 2003, an initial conception for the dissemination of the Charter in Zimbabwe and in the Southern Africa region was designed. This saw, in this first period, the application of the Charter and its concepts and principles to a number of key sectors in the Zimbabwe context, with this process being the means to build up a (...)

Activities achieved in 2003 and 2004 - 6 de abril de 2005

This process started in November 2003, with meetings with members of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum and the Womens Coalition. Some regional inroads – contacts - were made during the Southern African Social Forum held in Lusaka in December 2003. Following the decision relating to the budget in early 2004, and responses from the various sectors met with (including labour, the local (...)

John STEWART - 7 de janeiro de 2005

Southern African living in Zimbabwe, but a world citizen. I grew up in Lesotho, Kenya, Malawi, and England; and worked in Congo ( a job for the Central Africa region) before coming to Zimbabwe. I live here with my wife, who is a writer and development worker, and my complex household which has processed six teenagers, only two of whom are biologically mine (though another is the son of my (...)

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