Sr. Stella Chipo Takaza



Position: Part Time Lecturer
Phone: +263 779 404 108

Research Interests
Areas of interest in research include the following; sustainable development projects for the elderly, women and children, disaster preparedness and response, poverty, lifespan issues, gender and climate change.


  1. Poverty and Rural Development; Tapping from the Grassroots. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention(JHII). Published 5 May 2013
  2. Evaluation of Partnerships That Exist Between Statutory and Voluntary Organizations: The Case Study of CRS and CARITAS Zimbabwe    International Organization of Scientific Research( IOSR) 2015
  3. A Comparative Analysis of the impact of Alternative Care Approaches on Psycho-social Wellbeing of Orphans And Other Vulnerable Children In Zimbabwe Journal for Social Development in Africa (JSDA), 2013
  4. Impact of Food Security on the Aged in Zimbabwe: A Case of Chirumanzu, Zivagwe and Shurugwi in Midlands Province Journal of Humanities – University of Zimbabwe, Zambezia Publications 2021
  5. An Impact Evaluation of Government-Led Social Protection for Women and Children in Chirumanzu and Zivagwe Districts in Zimbabwe. The African Journal of Social Work (AJSW) 2020.
  6. Socio-Economic Development of Rural Women Producers in Chirumanzu, Zivagwe and Shurugwi in Zimbabwe: An Analysis Journal of Humanities-University of Zimbabwe, Zambezia Publications 2021
  7. An Investigation into the Livelihoods Strategies of Informal Women Traders in Zimbabwe Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (JIE)

Conferences and Workshop Papers Presented

  • University  of Oxford  Refugee Studies Centre/England International Summer School in Forced Migration 4 July – 4 August 2000 University of Oxford
  • The World Bank  for Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe Development Marketplace on Fighting HIV /AIDS among women and young people “Turning ideas into action” 23-28 April 2005 Lusaka, Zambia
  • Mission Munich Germany/Berlin    Complexity and Diversity of Migration in Africa    28th  September to 3rd 2008 Berlin, German
  • Pontifical Council for Migrants and Itinerant People Nairobi/Kenya The Experiences of Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People in Africa 4-10 March 2008 Nairobi Kenya

Community Service

  • Attended University of Zimbabwe Post Graduate Centre and Research Skills Workshops.
  • Attended University of Zimbabwe E-Learning Training Workshops

Conduct Independent Research and Publish to Relevant International Journals.

Conduct Part-Time Teaching and Practical Social Work Courses-University of Zimbabwe Department of Social Work