Southern Africa

Dr. Parachi is a Zimbabwean national currently working as the Chairperson for the Peace Studies Department at the Midlands State University in Gweru. She holds a PhD in the area of Media and Gender. She also holds an MSc Gender and Policy studies and another MSc in Peace, Leadership and Conflict Resolution. Dr. Parichi also holds an MSc in Media and Society Studies as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Media and Communication studies as well as a BA of Arts Honours in Theatre Arts.
She is currently a Coordinator for the Steering Committee in an on-going Internship Fellowship Programme between the UNDP and selected Zimbabwe universities. Dr Parichi is also a Committee Member of the Zimbabwe Gender Association and the Zimbabwe History Association of Zimbabwe. She was selected Committee Member of the Midlands Province under National Peace and Reconciliation Commission. She is a qualified and experienced peace building and gender specialist who has experience in providing technical support and management of conflict prevention programs.
Her strengths also include strengthening organizational capacities in innovative programming, building and strengthening capacities in results based programmes research and publications. She has worked as a facilitator, trainer, researcher and lecturer in areas of gender, media, social change, development and conflict transformation. Her experience as an academic and consultant with state, non-state, regional and international organizations is evidence she can work with diverse multi-cultural groups. She is deeply committed to achieve social change through peaceful means by engaging all stakeholders particularly minority groups, and grassroots organizations through her research and practice.