DFID's Assistance to Zimbabwe - International Development Committee Contents

Annex: Committee's Visit Programme in Zimbabwe

The Committee visited Zimbabwe from 1 to 4 February 2010 .

Members participating: Malcolm Bruce (Chair), John Battle, Hugh Bayley, Richard Burden, Mr Nigel Evans, Mr Mark Lancaster, Daniel Kawczynski, Andrew Stunell

Accompanied by: Carol Oxborough (Clerk); Keith Neary (Second Clerk)

The Committee divided into two groups for parts of the visit.


Monday 1 February

Briefing from British Ambassador and Head of DFID Zimbabwe

Roundtable discussion with civil society organisations.

Meeting with Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister

Working dinner with donor partners, UN agencies, representatives of the Government of Zimbabwe and media

Tuesday 2 February

Meeting with Elton Mangoma, Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion


Meeting with Cain Mathema, Governor of Bulawayo

Group 1

Field visits to projects on social protection and addressing vulnerability

Field visit to International Organisation of Migration Safe Zone Centre

Group 2

Field visit to Mpilo Hospital maternal care centre

Field visits to New Start HIV Counselling and Testing Centre and Male Circumcision Clinic

Whole group

Meeting with Thaba Moyo, Mayor of Bulawayo

Working dinner with local politicians and civil society representatives

Wednesday 3 February

Group 1: Tsholotsho

Field visits to water, sanitation and hygiene and conservation agriculture projects

Group 2: Matabo

Field visit to Kezi Maphisa Hospital to see Expanded Support Programme for HIV and AIDS

Field visits in Sontala to see water and sanitation and conservation farming projects

Whole group


Meeting with Lovemore Moyo, Speaker of the House of Assembly


Reception for donor partners, NGOs and local community members

Thursday 4 February


Group 1

Field visit to Harare Hospital to see male circumcision clinic, Vital Medicines programme delivery system, antenatal clinic, Family Support Trust and Victim Friendly Clinic (child sexual abuse support and treatment centre)

Group 2

Field visit to Mavambo Learning Centre

Field visit to Tafara 1 Primary School

Whole group

Roundtable discussion on land reform:

·  Dale Doré, Director, Sanduko Centre for Agrarian and Environmental Communal Areas

·  Marchel Gerrman, Head of Development, Netherlands Embassy

·  Professor Sam Mayo, Executive Director, African Institute for Agrarian Studies (AIAS)

·  Deon Teon and Mark Kerry-Wilson, Commercial Farmers Union (CFU)

·  Getrude Hambira, Secretary-General, General Agricultural and Plantation Workers Union of Zimbabwe (GAPWUZ)

·  Ian Scoones, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

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