Project Management Update from Harare

Eastern Zimbabwe devastated by Cyclone Idai



By Peter Banda

International Correspondent

Harare, Zimbabwe



News from Zimbabwe

Urgent Humanitarian Crisis Looms as Zimbabwe Eastern border region is devastated by Cyclone Idai

Zimbabwe and Mozambique will require urgent humanitarian interventions and massive infrastructure recovery projects following the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in mid-March 2019. The two southern African countries were the hardest hit by the Cyclone which built up from the Indian Ocean and swept westwards inland across the two countries leaving a trail of death and destructions. The cyclone ravaged the Eastern region of Zimbabwe covering areas of Chimanimani, Chipinge and parts of Masvingo and Midlands. According to the Civil Protection Unit (CPU) of Zimbabwe over 200 death were recorded in Zimbabwe at the time of going to press with this article and more numbers were expected to be counted, while 187 remained unaccounted for. About 4 884 were completely displaced, while 136 were still marooned with 162 injured.

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How to cite this report:  Banda, P. (2019). Eastern Zimbabwe devastated by Cyclone Idai, Project Management Update from Harare, PM World Journal; Vol. VIII, Issue III (March).  Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/pmwj80-Apr2019-Banda-Zimbabwe-crisis-from-cyclone-idai-Report.pdf



About the Author

Peter Banda

Harare, Zimbabwe


Peter Banda is an agile Portfolio Manager with Change Management, Marketing & Project Management Skills, and an accomplished entrepreneur with broad stakeholder management experience. He is a founder of Zimbabwe’s largest Association of Project Managers with a membership of over 1000, Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ – formerly called Project Management Institute of Zimbabwe). He has worked in both the private & public sectors during the last 20 years in Zimbabwe, Botswana & South Africa. Peter is a born & passionate teacher, mentor & trainer with skills ranging from Personal Development Planning to Project Management. Peter has presented & published over 20 papers at high profile international conferences & leading newspapers & publications respectively during the last 8 years.

Peter is currently Secretary- General & CEO of PROJECT MANAGEMENT ZIMBABWE (PMZ). Responsibilities cover strategic navigation of PMZ towards the vision covering board advisory and stakeholder management. He was previously a Higher Education Examiner, Facilitator, Lecturer, Curriculum Developer and Assessor for both local and International Diploma and Degree courses for the Zimbabwe Ministry of Higher & Tertiary Education.  He also served as an Examiner, Assessor and Facilitator on for SpringSoft in South Africa. Peter holds a Bachelors (Hon.) degree and MSc qualification, and is currently studying for a PhD & PMP exams.  A God fearing father of 2 lovely daughters & 1 son, Peter likes reading & researching current affairs, coaching others to realise their dreams, and watching soccer & cricket.

Peter Banda can be contacted at PMIZ National Secretariat Office projectmanagementzimbabwe@gmail.com

To view original works by Peter Banda, visit his author profile in the PM World Library at https://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/peter-banda-2/