The Institute partners individuals, individual organisations and institutions, as well as networks throughout Africa and elsewhere. Historically it partnered with the Zimbabwe chapter of the Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) in publishing two issues of the Southern Peace Review Journal (Vol. 2 No. 1; Vol. 2 No. 2).
Currently it is a member of the Nhimbe-Ilima Collaborative for Development (NICD), a network of grassroots-focused CSOs in Zimbabwe, through which it carries out peace training programmes in grassroots communities in that country. And it partners with the International Peace Project based in the UK in training youths and other young people in Zimbabwe on using the national constitution as a peace-building tool.
The institute has associates – outside experts who participate in the running and management of some of its regular projects as well as special projects. Functions amenable to involvement of associates are the Academic Board, Events, Research and Training.
Over the years, these opportunities have attracted the interest of researchers, academics and practitioners from throughout the continent. Such experts whose professional interests coincide with the Institute’s mission and thematic thrust are welcome and, indeed, encouraged to seek audience with the Institute in that respect.