College: College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Duration: 3 year(s)
Department: Institute Of Peace, Leadership and Governance
Learning Mode: Full Time
Location: Harare Campus
The Ph.D programme in Peace, Leadership and Governance (PLG) is developed with an understanding that peace and development have become intimately linked in the post-cold-war global environment. The end of the Cold War has also seen the end of political colonialism in Africa, but it has also brought about issues that need to be considered if Africa is to be transformed into a developmental continent. Evidence still shows that while some progress has been made in the political sphere, Africa continues to struggle with weak states, political instability, food insecurity and poverty thereby stalling development. As a result of these problems, peace remains elusive. Most countries in Africa suffer from bad governance, fragile leadership and underdevelopment making it difficult for states to respond adequately to 21st century challenges. This problem calls for a transition from the continued state of dependency towards a developmental state that embraces the participation of citizens to curb the internal and external challenges of the post-Cold War global system.
A good Master’s degree in a relevant area.
Students who graduate from this programme have opportunities to work in a diverse range of fields including education, public and private sector, non-governmental organisations, international non-governmental organisations, regional bodies like the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the New Economic Partnership African Development (NEPAD), the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) agencies. The interdisciplinary nature of the proposed programme provide opportunities to prepare doctoral students for diverse career opportunities and equipping them with the potential to respond to a broad range of societal needs in the contemporary complex society they find themselves in.