Gideon Chitanga

PESA Gideon Chitanga

Role: Media and Communications Specialist



Gideon is a Political Economist specialising in conflict and security research, regionalism with particular interest in regional institutions in Africa, democracy and governance. He has experience from working with civil society, political parties and in academia. His work includes policy research on youth and politics in Africa focusing on the main political parties in Ghana and Kenya, sponsored by the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD). He has also done work on Elections and Democratic Transition in Zimbabwe under the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CzC) and consults for several NGOs in Zimbabwe on issues of elections, governance and democracy. Gideon has also published several articles on democratisation in Zimbabwe in the Africa Peace and Conflict Journal.


Gideon holds an M. A. in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands, a B.A. from the Great Zimbabwe University and N. Dip. in Education from the University of Zimbabwe. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Political Science with the University of Pretoria.


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