Herbert Chitepo UNESCO Chair on Human Rights, Democracy, Peace and Governance (382), established in 1998 at the University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe).


Disciplines related to Human Rights, Democracy, Peace and Governance.


  • To promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation activities in the field of human rights, peace, democracy, tolerance and international understanding.
  • To facilitate subregional and regional collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teachers, and the research and teaching staff of the University.
  • To initiate research and help elaborate a curriculum concerning issues of human rights, democracy, peace, and governance for use in the programmes of the University and as a contribution to launching a large-scale nationwide system of continuing education for human rights, democracy, peace and governance in Zimbabwe.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Social and Human Sciences.


Prof. Rudo Gaidzanwa, Chairperson of the Department

 University of Zimbabwe, Faculty of Law

 PO Box MP 167

 Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe

Phone: +(263 4) 303 211 – ext 13 09 or 11 05 (operator/University)+(263 4) 333 570 (direct/Chairholder)

Phone/Fax: +(263 4) 304 008

E-mail: mukondiwa(at)admin.uz.ac.zw (Administration/University)