The Civic Forum On Human Development (CFHD) is a network based organization formed in 1995 with the core mandate to foster positive communication, dialogue and consensus building involving civil society organizations and stakeholders for improved housing, service delivery and local economic development in rural and urban local authorities of Zimbabwe.

Since it’s inception, the CFHD has worked with 25 local authorities (21 Urban and 4 Rural) in creation of local dialogue platforms, enhanced communication between civil society and local authorities, local economic development and strengthening of local government institutions to deliver quality services to residents. We have played a leading role in developing information, communication and training materials to improve knowledge and skills of the poorest and most marginalized groups in society in low income housing delivery processes and methods.

projectsThe CFHD has partnered with both local and international NGOs with specific focus on adding value to community mobilization and civic awareness processes, training for transformation for local leaders, local institutional capacity building and local economic empowerment training and support. CFHD also provided expertise in building local grassroots partnerships for effective service delivery and institutional mapping, analysis, engagement and influencing capacity development.

The CFHD has worked with ILO, HIVOS and FOS Belgium in the past and has recently been funded by the European Union to implement a project on strengthening local governance and citizen participation in rural areas of Zimbabwe covering 4 rural district councils in four Provinces of Zimbabwe. These districts are Chipinge, Mutoko, Nyaminyami and Tsholotsho.