Apart from the functions spelt out in Section 252 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe. The RKM derives directly its mandate from Section 3(2) (b) of the NPRC Act (Chapter 10.32), to conduct research on the nature, scope, extent and causes of the conflicts and the intervening strategies for disputes and conflicts. It executes its functions by carrying out evidence based research through data collection, storage, analyzing, documentation, dissemination and archiving. The Research and Knowledge Management Department also works with local Universities in the country, Research Institutions and Research experts.

Overall Objective

Advising the NPRC in the generation of knowledge through evidence based research, documentation, dissemination and archiving  and learning in partnership through collaboration with experts and the academic community.

Sub Programme Goal 1: Improved access to knowledge by all stakeholders.

Sub Programme Goal 2: Improved Social Cohesion, understanding of Conflicts dynamics and National Narratives.

Programme Outcome: Policy recommendations emanating from research work.

Strategic Deliverables

  1. Conflict Mapping Field Work.
  2. Developing a shared Social Cohesion and Reconciliation (SCORE) Index for Zimbabwe.
  3. Developing Peace-Conflict Impact Assessment (PCIA) Model.
  4. Developing NPRC Knowledge Management Systems (Peace Resource Centre).
  5. Researches that promote Social Cohesion. 
  6. Peace Building Manuals.