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About LODRAT

Local Development Research and Advocacy Trust (LODRAT) is an organization formed against the backdrop of an ever-increasing need for evidence-based solutions to problems facing our communities. Formed by academics, legal experts, development practitioners and human rights activists, LODRAT deals with a diversity of issues that local communities face. At LODRAT we value synergies with civil society, academic institutions, and independent researchers in our bid to address problems that communities face. LODRAT advocates for indigenous sustainable solutions to the socio-economic, environmental, health, political and development issues facing our communities. We have a team of highly qualified experts in research, advocacy and training whose skills and knowledge are a driving force in finding solution to common problems.

Our Mission

  • To empower communities through evidence-based solutions to problems facing our communities.
  • To build resilient communities through transformative knowledge dissemination and capacity building.
  • To empower the marginalized through advocacy and promotion of home-grown solutions.

Our Vision

To be a leading centre for research, training, and advocacy on community development issues in Southern Africa.

Values

  • Transparency and accountability
  • We work with communities and stakeholders in a transparent and accountable manner. We value honesty and transparency in our work.
  • Integrity
  • In all our activities we observe fairness, honesty, equity and justice
  • Respect
  • We engage communities and stakeholders with respect

Our Team

Josiah Taru

Director

Cowen Dziva

Programs Manager

Mavis Thokozile Macheka

Hr and Finance Manager

Hardlife Stephen Basure

Media and Communications

Linet Sithole

Legal and Policy Advisor

Taona Museva

Community Liaison Officer

Emmerson Chivhenge

Research Officerr

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About Us

Local Development Research and Advocacy Trust (LODRAT) is an organization formed against the backdrop of an ever-increasing evidence-based solutions to problems facing our communities.

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