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 African Self-Help Assistance Programme is a Mutare based local NGO registered as a private voluntary organisation with the Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) (Registration # PVO: 37/05). ASAP started operating in Manicaland Province in 1994 under a technical cooperation agreement with GoZ. With a full time staff compliment of 8 and over 100 community based volunteers in the districts where we work, ASAP has a specific purpose to strengthen communities through gender sensitive capacity development, peace building, conflict management, conflict transformation, social accountability, sustainable livelihoods and human rights and democracy programmes. ASAP has successfully managed to uniquely intertwine our peace building, conflict transformation and human rights and democracy programme with our livelihoods programmes that include economic empowerment, education improvement and health and nutrition initiatives. We work with vulnerable groups including women, youth, children as well as people with disabilities.

Better light a candle than curse the darkness! ASAP - Development that works!!

Willie Dhlandhlara

Willie is an education consultant in Zimbabwe and also covers Malawi, Zambia and Botswana. He holds a senior degree in Education and was a High School teacher and Principal for over twenty years. He has had considerable experience managing NGOs as well as planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating social programmes.

Arnold Tsunga

Arnold is the Director of the Africa Programme of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). He is the past Executive Secretary of the Law Society of Zimbabwe as well as the immediate past Executive Director of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. He sits on a number of Boards of domestic and international human rights groups including being the vice president of the international board of the FIDH (Paris); Founder and Board member of IDAZIM; Coordinator of the SADC Lawyers Association Human Rights Committee (Gaborone); Board member of the Martin Ennals Foundation (Geneva); Board member: Jack Mason Law and Democracy Initiative (LDI) Advisory Board- Books for Africa (BFA-USA); 2009: Board member Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR-South Africa). He has won international recognition for his service to humanity.




Ephraim Matanda

Staffer at Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, based in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Responsible for all security and being the main point of contact in the event of emergencies or security incidents that occur. He was formerly a Training Officer for new army recruits in the Zimbabwe National Army. He participated in peace keeping missions and bi-lateral assignments on the African continent notably in Somalia and the DR Congo and helped in training government forces in the DR Congo and elsewhere


Regai Tsunga

Regai holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies (University of the Free State), Masters in Educational Administration, Planning and Policy Studies, a Bachelor of Education degree, a certificate in Monitoring & Evaluation of social programs from the University of Zimbabwe as well as a certificate in Human Resources from UNISA. Regai has also undergone several short courses including USAID grant management. Regai‘s previous experience with the Public Service Commission, Zimbabwe as Inspector and as a teacher and School headmaster is a combination that achieves results in the field of education, rural and community development as well as project, program and policy implementation. Regai is currently a part time Development Studies tutor with the Zimbabwe Open University. He is also an education PhD candidate with Aldersgate College.



 ASAP Africa Zimbabwe
P.O. Box 1912
Mutare, Zimbabwe
Regai Tsunga, Country Director: regait@asap.co.zw


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