Development Reality: Collectively Envisioning the Future.

Who We Are

DPN was formed and started operations in 2013 (initially as a Trust) and is now a registered Private Voluntary Organization (PVO). Initial years were dedicated to internal capacity development, as well as championing professionalism in the development sector in Zimbabwe and beyond through bringing together development practitioners, researchers, academia, development actors and students together. As network endowed with a human resource base experienced and dedicated members the network begun its full operations in 2014 and DPN has successfully implemented projects in partnership with other NGOs, as well as on its own.

Our Focus Areas


The organization capacitate and support the government to be able to plan, implement and monitor nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive interventions aimed at curbing all forms of malnutrition.


We specialize in capacity building areas for development professionals and within communities with a special focus on women and young people.

Research and Projects

DPN also implements projects and conducts research in a competent and accountable manner in partnership with various stakeholders within the network.


DPN is a zone of convergence where development practitioners interact, share and exchange ideas.

Our Partners

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Networking Thursdays

DATE: 28 February 2019 VENUE: No. 2 Partmar House, Eastlea, Harare THEME: Professionalism and Development We begin the first session of the...

Time to embrace digital revolution for entrepreneurship development.

  In line with this year’s DPN 2018 Convention theme “Development in the digital Age” we as Development Practitioners Network will be launching...

ZOU – DPN Club members joining the whole world in the 5th Annual commemoration of the Declaration of World peace

Today was just another day, with members of the ZOU - DPN (Development Practitioners Network) Club joining the whole world in the 5th Annual...

BUSE Work Preparedness Workshop: Progress and Learning areas

From Public Relations and Communications Desk As we continue students’ membership drive, last week we were at the Bindura University of...
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Gender-based violence Causes

An action is important but information is essential, as we advocate against gender-based violence, we will be sharing information on the causes,...
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