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Action Aid Zimbabwe

ActionAid Zimbabwe works with people living in poverty, vulnerable and excluded social groups i.e. women, children, youth, people with disability, people living with HIV and AIDS and rural population.

Presence in: Zimbabwe
Focus: Environmental Justice, Livelihoods, Policy Advocacy, Women's Rights

AAZ is an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) that is locally registered
as a Private Voluntary Organisation in Zimbabwe. Since the establishment of its
programmes in 2003, the organisation remains grounded in the communities from which
it derives its mandate, with a geographical footprint embedded in its nine Local Rights
Programme (LRP) areas. While predominantly rural, AAZ has had development activities in urban areas as well. In line with the ActionAid International partnership policy, AAZ defines itself as an independent organization that takes sides with the people living in poverty and works in partnership with local Community Based Organisations (CBOs), national and international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), various tiers of government, and other like-minded organisations in and outside Zimbabwe.

People Associated With This Organization

Darlington Chidarara

Action Aid Zimbabwe
Joined July 2021
Interests: Environmental Justice, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods, Women's Rights
Darlington is a lawyer by profession. He holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in Environmental Law and a Bachelor of Laws Honours (LLBs) Degree both from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He also holds a Post-Graduate Course Certificate in Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development from the University of Oslo, Norway. Darlington has lectured several legal courses at the University of KwaZulu-Natal for over 3 years and at the Great Zimbabwe University’s Hebert Chitepo Law School. Before moving into the civil society sector, Darlington was in law practice for over 18 months. He has worked for the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) as a Legal Officer and the Climate Change and Energy Governance Lead before moving to ActionAid International Zimbabwe where he is currently a Projects Coordinator focusing on Civic Participation and State Accountability under a variety of projects including natural resources governance and climate justice. Darlington describes his professional joy in the application of laws to better the lives of marginalised populations, disadvantaged groups and people living in poverty. His work and research interests are in Environmental Law and Property Rights, Mining Law, Natural Resource Governance and Climate Change & Energy Law. To that effect, Darlington has published book chapters, journal, newspaper and blog articles in the above-mentioned areas and has made presentations at local, national, regional and international platforms. I hope to learn through experience of others by joining the network.

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