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Ms Oripha Chimwara



Ms Oripha Chimwara

Qualifications: Msc International Relations (UZ), Bsc Political Science (UZ), Certificate in Executive Monitoring And Evaluation (UZ).

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Oripha Chimwara is a lecturer in the department of Governance and Public Management, University of Zimbabwe. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Msc in International Relations (both obtained at the University of Zimbabwe). She is currently working towards a doctorate degree at North-West University, South Africa. Her teaching specialization includes; international peace and security, public international law, international relations and African Political Ideas and diplomacy.

Research Interests: Social justice, gender, feminist theories, democratization, migration and youth studies and international peace and security.

Publications and Research Profile

Conferences and Workshop Papers Presented

  • Pinduka, N and Chimwara, O. 2021. Securing the Future of Asylum Law in the Present: A Global South Perspective. Paper presented during the 4th Neuchatal Graduate Conference on Migration and Mobility Studies on 02 July 2021 (Virtual Conference) hosted by the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Community Service

Volunteer at Katswe Sistahood

  • Facilitated training on the Feminist Political Leadership Module, (18-19 May 2022)
  • Chimwara, O and Mhandara, L. 2021. “Natural Resources and Conflict in Nigeria”, in Emerging Development Paradigms in Africa: A Special Focus on Eastern and Southern Africa, edited by Chirisa, I. Mount Pleasant, Harare: University of Zimbabwe Publications.
  • Mhandara, L and Chimwara, O. 2019. “Human Smuggling from Zimbabwe to South Africa through Beitbridge Border Post”,in Dynamics of Contemporary Border Management in Zimbabwe, Challenges, Benefits and Prospects, edited by S. Muqayi and C. Manyeruke. London: Adonis and Abbey Publishers Ltd. 199-214.
  • Muqayi, S and Chimwara, O. 2019. “The Sustainability Factor in Diamond Mining and Development in Zimbabwe”, in The Sustainability Ethic in the Management of the Physical, Infrastructural and Natural Resources of Zimbabwe, edited by I. Chirisa. Bamenda: Langaa,423-450.
  • Oripha Chimwara and Kusena, B. 2019. “Rethinking Peace and Security in Southern Africa: The impact of Mozambican Political Immigrants on Zimbabwe, 1976-2017,” in The Search for Peace and Human Security in Zimbabwe: An Interdisciplinary Overview, edited by Nyakudya, M, Makwerere, D and Guzura, T. University of Zimbabwe Publications.

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