Development Practitioners Network (DPN) — a network of development practitioners that promotes professionalism and offers world-class sustainable development services — will on Thursday host a convention for development practitioners in Harare.
By Our correspondent
The convention running under the theme Networking for Development is meant to create a platform for key players in development work to interact, exchange ideas, experiences and best practices while exploring potential lines of partnership.
“The lack of such a platform has meant there is lack of cooperation and appreciation of what others are doing among the different players in development,” said DPN national coordinator Chipo Muchabaiwa.
“Various organisations will be showcasing their different projects and activities at the convention’s exhibition.
These organisations are at the forefront of implementing development change through their work in the various fields.”
Muchabaiwa said the convention would also be a platform to network and share ideas on development issues.
“The convention recognises the importance of corporates in development of communities. Through the sub-theme Corporates For Development, the convention applauds the participation of corporates as key partners in community development. So the convention will bring the spotlight to corporate social responsibility these corporates are engaged in,” she said.
“As a developing nation, it remains crucial to create a platform where key players in development work share ideas, experiences and best practices in order to enhance coordinated approaches to the development process.”
Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Social Welfare Ngoni Masoka will give the keynote address while main highlights of the event will include a career development session for high school students and a debate session for university students.
The debate will dwell on topics such as My Sexuality, My Responsibility and Am I Ready For Work.
Muchabaiwa said the convention was not to be missed.