An Internship Fellowship Programme (IFP) for universities in Zimbabwe was launched at UNDP Arundel offices in Harare on 22 October 2018,. IFP seeks to build an effective national talent pool of young peacebuilders in Zimbabwe and to promote collaboration through linking the Government of Zimbabwe, National Peace and Reconciliation Commission, Universities, Non-State Actors and the United Nations (UN) System in promoting peace, reconciliation and social cohesion in Zimbabwe.
The Peace and Governance Department from Bindura University of Science Education participated and sent four students to the first cohort of 20 fellows drawn from MSU, NUST, HIT, AU and GZU. BUSE fellows are; Mitchel Chilwa, Ketty Zhou, Vladimir Murombedzi and Moreblessing Madzikatire. IFP intends to expand and it targets high performing students.
Dr Crispen Muchemwa and Dr Obediah Dodo sit in the IFP national Steering Committee. Signing the IFP/BUSE MoU on behalf of BUSE was the Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Wilson Parawira. The fellows are expected to raise BUSE flag high and set the pace for other universities.