School of Built Environment & Development Studies

From Antagonism to Re-engagement


From Antagonism to Re-engagement: Zimbabwe’s Trade Negotiations with the European Union, 2000 – 2016

Presented By  Dr Richard Kamidza 
 Date Wednesday, 1st November 2017
 Time 12h30 to 13h30
 Venue Seminar Room 808, Denis Shepstone Building, Level 8, Howard College

Speaker Bio

Dr Richard Kamidza, holds BSc (Honours) Economics (University of Zimbabwe), MA Policy Studies (Southern African Regional Institute for Policy Studies, an Associate of the Universities of Fort Hare and Zimbabwe) and PhD in Development Studies (University of KwaZulu Natal). His special interests in bilateral, regional and multilateral trade issues and trade negotiations as well as regional trade and economic integration, has culminated with a series of authored publications including book chapters, and policy articles as well as related capacity building on state officials and trade activists.

Kamidza has more than 20 years working experience on regional trade economic integration processes in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. Most of authored policy articles focus on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations between European Union (EU) and configurations in eastern and southern Africa.

Kamidza’s work on socio-economic development has seen him collaborating with regional and international organisations including the EU Delegations in the sub-region, SADC Secretariat, COMESA Secretariat, Finish Foreign Affairs, UNDP Swaziland, SADC Council of Non-Governmental Organisations, and the Economic Justice Network of Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa.