Dumisani Ngwenya
Healing the emotional scars of violence
Zimbabwe
Durban University of Technology
2010-2014
Law/ Human Rights
  • Brought up in the rural village of Nkayi, Matebeleland North, Dumisani is now based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • He is Co-founder and Executive Director of ‘Grace to Heal’, a faith-based peacebuilding and healing organisation that engages in trauma processing, conflict resolution and women’s empowerment initiatives.
  • Dumisani has served as a guest lecturer at IDS-National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe and Centre for Peace and Conflict studies, Cambodia.
  • He published several articles on topics of healing from violence and conflict mediation and has facilitated many workshops around Zimbabwe and the wider region.
  • Dumisani is currently working on establishing the ‘Applied Conflict Transformation Studies’ programme, a collaboration between Grace To Heal, Theological College of Zimbabwe and Durban University of Technology, to offer a Masters programme based on Action Research.
  • His greatest professional challenge has been working for peace and social transformation in Zimbabwe, especially in rural areas.
  • Dumisani’s passions revolve around conflict transformation and community based trauma healing for survivors of organised violence, particularly those of Gukurahundi (the 1980s massacres by the government of Zimbabwe of civilian population in Matebeleland), and research in this area.
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Greatest achievement: 

Completing my doctoral studies and conducting innovative research.

Professional interests: 

Conflict transformation and community based trauma healing.

Current occupation: 
Executive Director, Grace to Heal