Patrick Dzimiri

Senior Research Fellow

Patrick Dzimiri joined GovInn as a Post-Doc Research Fellow in July 2017. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Pretoria and his current research focuses on human security, democracy, development and human rights in  Africa (particularly southern Africa).

Patrick is also attached to the University of Venda, Department of Development Studies, where he is charged with the teaching of politics and development studies modules.


PhD focused on the Application of the Responsibility to Protect norm to the International Community’s Response to the Humanitarian crises in Zimbabwe and Sudan’s Darfur Region. Also published on: geopolitics and Intervention for human Protection purposes, Naming, Identity Politics and Violence in Zimbabwe, Militarization of the Youth in Zimbabwe, The Responsibility to Protect as a Conceptual safari in Africa, Human security Implications of militarization of governance structures in Zimbabwe among other areas dealing with governance, democracy and human rights.

Research interests

  • Human Security Studies
  • Election Politics in Africa
  • Humanitarian Studies and the Global Responsibility to Protect
  • Governance and Development
  • Human rights Protections
  • Regional Studies
  • Identity Politics and Social Cohesion
  • Migration and Human Security


Cell           0839913288
Tel             0124206493

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