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Ms. Oripha Chimwara


Master of Science in International Relations, University of Zimbabwe, 2015; Bachelor of Science in Political Science, University of Zimbabwe, 2012; Certificate in Executive Monitoring and Evaluation, University of Zimbabwe, 2012.

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International Relations, Politics and Democratisation

Faculty: Social And Behavioural Sciences
Department: Governance and Public Management
Research Category: Behavioral Sciences

Ms Oripha Chimwara is a Lecturer in the Department of Governance and Public Management at the University of Zimbabwe. Her teaching specialisation includes; International Security, International Law and African politics. Her research focuses on migration and the related opportunities and challenges, gender, security and politics (women, peace and security, women and citizenship and women representation). Ms Chimwara has co-authored some book chapters and journal articles on these issues. She is a member of the Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa. Her DPHIL studies focuses on Youth participation in elections.

Phone: +263 242 773 468 094

1. Mhandara, L., & Chimwara, O. (2019). Human Smuggling from Zimbabwe to South Africa through Beitbridge Border Post. In S. Muqayi& C.
2. Manyeruke, Dynamics of Contemporary Border Management in Zimbabwe,Challenges, Benefits and Prospects (pp. 199-214). London: Adonis and Abbey.
3. Muqayi, S., &Chimwara, O. (2019). The Sustainability Factor in Diamond Mining and Development in Zimbabwe. In I. Chirisa (Ed.), The Sustainability Ethic in the Management of the Physical, Infrastructural and Natural Resources of Zimbabwe (pp. 423-450). Bamenda: Langaa.

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