The National Age Network of Zimbabwe (NANZ) is coalition of organisations whose aim is to promote mainstreaming of ageing in all development processes. It was formed in 2012. The network is made up of thirteen members that are HelpAge Zimbabwe (HAZ), Centre for Community Development Solutions (CCDS), Barefoot Education for Afrika Trust, Island Hospice and Health Care, Civic Forum on Human Development, Elizabeth Chanakira Cancer Trust, Women in Communities Organisation, Emmaus International and Zimbabwe Older Peoples’ Organisation (ZOPO), an organisation for and by older persons and Chiedza Child Care Centre, Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union, Hellen Hove Elderly Care Trust and HelpAge International. Two government Ministries, Ministry of Health and Child Care and Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Mechanisation Development are technical members of this Network. The Centre for Community Development Solutions is the current coordinator of the National Age Network of Zimbabwe.


An inclusive world where people of all ages feel accepted and respected.


To be a leading network in championing ageing issues in Zimbabwe through advocacy, capacity building, research and development



Specific objectives of the Network are:

  1. To mainstream ageing and promote social inclusion in all development processes.
  2. To promote successful ageing and improve the quality of life of older people and their families.

Our Values

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Partnerships
  • Reliability
  • Respect
  • Innovation
  • Inclusivity
  • Sensitivitv