IMG_5375Dzikamai Bere

Location: Zimbabwe
Precinct Program: Mandela Washington Fellowship
Date(s): Summer 2017
Title & Organization: Coordinator, National Transitional Justice Working Group (NTJWG)

Dzikamai Bere is Coordinator of the National Transitional Justice Working Group (NTJWG). The NTJWG is a platform established by 46 organizations focused on transitional justice in Zimbabwe to influence policy on matters relating to justice, accountability and social cohesion. Dzikamai has over nine years of experience working in the justice and human rights sector in Zimbabwe. He holds a Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Transformation from the Swiss Peace Academy. Dzikamai is an author and a girls’ rights advocate. Upon completion of the fellowship, Dzikamai wishes to continue the work of promoting dialogue, justice, and accountability in Zimbabwe.

Blog Entries

A tribute to Mandela Washington Fellows and the 2017 Zimbabwe State of Human Rights Report

Written By: Dzikamai Bere, 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumnus

On 22 and 23 May 2018, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) launched the groundbreaking report, the 2017 State of Human Rights Report in Harare. The report was a fruit of the efforts of the research team that I […]

Dzikamai Bere | YALI 2017 Impact Story

“The biggest takeaway for me from the Presidential Precinct would be a celebration of youth leadership.” – Dzikamai Bere

Dzikamai has over nine years of experience working in the justice and human rights sector in Zimbabwe. He is Coordinator of the National Transitional Justice Working Group (NTJWG), a platform established […]

Strong Men, or Strong Institutions: Leadership Thoughts from Mandela Day

By Dzikamai Bere, 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow, Zimbabwe

“My country is rich in minerals and gems that lie beneath its soil but I have always known that its greatest wealth is its people, finer and truer than the purest diamonds.”

These words by Nelson Mandela occupied my thoughts on this year’s […]

It is Not Easy to Sing Alone: Lessons from the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship

By: Dzikamai Bere, 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow, Zimbabwe

The Power of Place
The question I keep asking young leaders from Africa is: What is Africa’s greatest challenge?

Monday, June 19 marked the official kick off the Mandela Washington Fellowship at the Presidential Precinct in Charlottesville, Virginia. It is a very personal […]