Members of ZEN


ZEN currently has 28 members from 10 different European countries, who are all working on Zimbabwe. Together the ZEN members cover a wide range of different fields, which include democratisation, human rights, pro-poor socio-economic development, peace and reconciliation, and the extractive industries.

Trough ZEN the member organisations can lobby European decision makers and institutions at the highest level in an effective and coordinated way. As such, issues and concerns resulting from their programs, find their way to high level European policy makers and institutions.

Moreover, ZEN facilitates information exchange amongst its members and through ZEN its members remain updated about relevant developments in European policy on Zimbabwe.

Members A – H

Dutch part of an international organisation, working with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice.

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ACTSA is the successor to the Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) and is a democratic, member led, campaigning organisation. Works to eradicate poverty, support rights, justice, sustainable development and democracy across southern Africa. Helps improve women’s rights in southern Africa, particularly in Zimbabwe and Swaziland.

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The African-Hungarian Union (AHU) is an international NGDO (Non-governmental development organization). AHU has been organizing development projects for marginalized social groups in ten countries of Africa so far: Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Uganda. It is believed in that what happens in Africa in the global context of our days has a direct effect on our lives thus problems and successes of Africa must be our concern as well.

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Afrika Kontakt is a solidarity movement with roots in the anti-Apartheid movement. The fight against Apartheid is over but there is still a lot of inequality in the region. That is why we work in solidarity with people-driven movements in Africa and support their mobilization and fight for economic, democratic and social rights.

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Le Comité catholique contre la faim et pour le développement-Terre Solidaire est la première ONG de développement en France. Reconnue d’utilité publique en 1984, l’association a reçu en 1993 le label Grande Cause Nationale et a le statut de consultant auprès du Conseil économique et social des Nations unies. Depuis plus de 50 ans, le CCFD-Terre Solidaire est mobilisé contre la faim dans le monde.

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Diakonia is a faith-based Swedish development organization. We support and work with around 400 local partner organizations in about 30 countries. Together with our partner organizations, we form a global network that works to ensure that more people are able to live dignified lives. Visit their website.
Notre vision est celle d’un monde où les populations du Nord et du Sud de la terre, particulièrement les plus pauvres et marginalisées, vivent dans une société juste et égalitaire, et jouissent entièrement de leurs droits au sein d’une communauté internationale solidaire.

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The European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) is an independent European non-profit organisation supporting democratic development outside the European Union. As a network of European civil and political society organisations working on democracy assistance, EPD advocates for a stronger presence of democracy support on the European Union’s agenda and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and best practices on democracy around the world. Visit their website.
The Fonds für Entwicklung und Partnerschaft in Afrika (FEPA) has been working on Africa for over 50 years, supporting selfhelp projects in Zimbabwe, Tanzania and South Africa. In doing so, FEPA works with local partner organisations, which it supports both financially and conceptually.
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Mondiaal FNV is onderdeel van Nederlands grootste werknemersorganisatie, de FNV, en werkt samen met vakbonden uit de hele wereld. Met mannen en vrouwen die zich organiseren voor goed werk, voor zeggenschap, gelijkheid en democratie. Die zich verzetten tegen armoede, onderdrukking en kinderarbeid. In Nederland en wereldwijd zet de FNV zich in voor maatschappelijk verantwoord ondernemen en spreekt multinationals aan op hun sociale beleid. Daarnaast steunt Mondiaal FNV de strijd voor de erkenning van vakbondsrechten.
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FOS is the North-South organisation of the socialist movement in Flanders. Our partners in the South are organisations who fight for the right to decent work, health, and social protection.
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Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough. Our primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organisations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies. Visit their website.

KASA perceives itself as a service- and information centre for Southern Africa and a lobby and campaign agency, working on selected issues of social and economic justice in the context of globalization and climate change. KASA was founded in 1996 as a cooperative project of ecumenical groups and organisations and since then is located in Heidelberg, Germany.
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Members I – Z

ICCO is the interchurch organization for development cooperation. We work in 44 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Our operational work is done in seven Regional Offices covering eight regions worldwide. We connect enterprising people in the Netherlands and in developing countries to each other. We work closely with local civil society organizations, including development organizations, educational institutions and businesses. In this way we help people in Latin America, Asia and Africa to build a decent life and to become self-reliant. Visit their website.
The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) is decidedly the largest and most influential workers’ organisation in Norway. LO has a strong position in society and has set its stamp on society’s development for more than 100 years. Visit their website.
Danish part of an international organisation, working with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice. Visit their website.
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Seven Dutch political parties founded the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) in 2000 in order to assist political parties in new and developing democracies and to deepen and sustain young political systems. Visit their website.
The Norwegian Council for Africa is a solidarity organisation which sees dissemination of information as its most important tool in its contribution towards justice and development in and for Africa. Visit their website.
Norwegian Church Aid struggles together with people and organisations across the world to eradicate poverty and injustice. We provide emergency assistance in disasters and work for long-term development in local communities. In order to address the root causes
of poverty, we advocate for just decisions by public authorities, business
and religious leaders. Visit their website.
Norwegian People’s Aid undertakes practical preventive and supportive work at home and abroad. The organisation’s engagement centres on two strategic areas: Just distribution of power and resources and Protection of life and health. Visit their website.
We work for democracy, human rights and peace in the spirit of Olof Palme. Together with our member organisations, partners organisations and donors, we contribute to development in more than 20 countries. Visit their website.
We are a world-wide development organisation that mobilizes the power of people against poverty. Around the globe, we work to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. Visit their website.
Progressio is an international development charity supporting poor and marginalised people, especially women, to empower themselves. Visit their website.
SAIH is the solidarity organisation of students and academics in Norway. SAIH focuses on education in development cooperation, as well as North/South information and political advocacy in Norway. SAIH was established in 1961 as a part of the Norwegian students’ anti apartheid movement. Today there are local SAIH chapters all over the country. SAIH is not open for individual membership, but have local chapters, student democracies, university boards and students’ and academics’ organizations as member organizations. Visit their website.
The Zimbabwe Association is an independent, charitable membership organization working with Zimbabweans in the UK. Visit their website.
Zimbabwe Watch is an independent coalition of organisations in the Netherlands that contributes to the creation of a democratic and prosperous Zimbabwe for all Zimbabweans. A Zimbabwe that respects human rights and treaties and its commitments to good governance, socio-economic development and the rule of law. Visit their website.