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Obert Chinhamo

Obert Chinhamo

HRD, Programme Manager
Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa

Obert Chinhamo is the Programme Manager for the Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa (ACT-Southern Africa), an NGO which was established in 2004 to tackle impunity in Southern Africa. The organisation campaigns for accountability, transparency and actively advocates for economic and social rights. ACT-Southern Africa's mission is to achieve good governance and human rights in Southern Africa through advocacy for anti-corruption policy and law reform, community empowerment, research and development and capacity building. As programme manager, Obert Chinhamo is also responsible for programme development and empowering communities to monitor, report and take action against impunity and bad governance.

Despite the challenges faced, the human rights defenders community in Zimbabwe is well organised, active and broad-based in terms of issues and actors involved. It includes NGOs, faith-based groups, human rights lawyers, student activists, social movements, community-level activists, trade unionists and members of the political opposition.