Centre for Conflict Management and Transformation

Contact Information

  • Where – Zimbabwe (Eastern Africa)
  • Website – www.ccmt.org.zw
  • Contact Person – Chiedza Zororo
  • Email – chiedza@ccmt.co.zw
  • Address – 28 Oxford Avenue, Newlands, Harare
  • Other – farai@ccmt.co.zw, ccmt@ecoweb.co.zw

Areas of Expertise

The Centre for Conflict Management and Transformation has expertise in a range of areas, including:

Main Aims and Objectives

Formed in 2002 as the Coalition on Conflict Management Trust, the organisation transformed into the Centre for Conflict Management and Transformation (CCMT) in 2003.

CCMT’s vision is a society where people actively participate in creating social and economic justice by managing and transforming all forms of conflict constructively.

CCMT’s mission is to enhance communities’ capacity do deal with conflicts by raising awareness and creating synergies among decision makers and local stakeholders in conflict processes, thus building sustainable and constructive impacts towards transforming conflict and enabling a stable and durable peace.

Upholding the Principles of Conflict Transformation

CCMT works to transform the ways in which societies deal with conflict – away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative problem solving to find culturally-appropriate means to strengthen societies’ capacity to deal with conflicts constructively.

As an organisation, CCMT focuses on:

  • Conflict issues that affect large parts of the community and cause polarization of community groups;
  • Conflict issues that have been or have the potential to be destructive or violent.

Where and with Whom

CCMT mainly works in the Midlands province of Zimbabwe and it partners with local government, civil society and communities.

Main Activities in the Field of Conflict Transformation

CCMT’s main activities involve:

  • providing relevant and quality training services to various organisations and groups in society;
  • establishing a resource centre through which interested members of the public can access information on conflict management and transformation
  • providing conflict intervention services to individuals, groups, private sector companies and organisations
  • conducting research into, and documenting, traditional and non-traditional conflict transformation approaches relevant to social conflicts in Zimbabwe.

CCMT also provides the following services:

  • Research – thematic and project based;
  • Direct interventions in conflicts (through responding to requests from the conflicting parties or observers who see the need for CCMT’s intervention);
  • Capacity building (through responding to calls from community, institutions and organisations that require conflict management and transformation skills);
  • Project evaluations (for community based development programs).