Colleen Gwazani is a Local Coordinator at the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT). For the past five years, she has worked on promoting peacebuilding and reconciliation as well as socio-economic development in Zimbabwe through diverse research and project management.
Colleen previously worked as a Project Officer at Silveira House Social Justice and Development Centre, where she focused on advocacy and peacebuilding projects. Her past projects include a campaign to empower rural communities’ leaders with conflict resolution skills to help them to identify and respond to emerging conflicts within their communities. She has also worked on campaigns aimed at the review of legislation and policies governing the functions and operations of Community Share Ownership Trusts (CSOTs) in Zimbabwe, to ensure their effectiveness and accountability to the communities they serve.
In 2017, Colleen was awarded the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship. She holds a Masters degree in Development Studies from the University of Cape Town and a BA in Development Studies from Midlands State University.
Working languages: English and Shona