Ten years after Murambatsvina: what are current prospects for the urban poor in Zimbabwe?
|Dates:||4 February 2015|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:30|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||Global Urban Research Centre|
|Speaker:||Dr Beth Chitekwe-Biti|
In 2005, the government of Zimbabwe evicted hundreds of thousands of low-income citizens from their homes and workplaces. Ten years later, an economic crisis, government of national unity and now the return of ZANU-PF, what is the situation of these households? And what are the prospects for achieving inclusive towns and cities?
Beth Chitekwe-Biti has years of experience working on these issues in Zimbabwe, first as a government planner and then as a civil society professional supporting organizations of the grassroots. She recently completed a PhD at the University of Manchester with a focus on the struggles of social movements in Namibia.
Dr Beth Chitekwe-Biti
Organisation: Dialogue on Shelter, Zimbabwe
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