Computer Society of Zimbabwe
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 11:44
The Computer Society of Zimbabwe was founded in 1974 with one objective, that of benefiting the Computer Industry and all people who work in it. The Society's aims were to educate the general public on the use and development of Electronic Data Processing, today more widely known as Information Technology.It set itself up to bring people using computers together, to set up standards within the industry and to promote computers and their use in scientific and commercial environments.
The developments in the Information Technology Industry over the last two decades have meant that the Computer Society of Zimbabwe has had to examine and update its position in the light of these developments. Read more...
At the Computer Society of Zimbabwe we aim to encourage research and development in, and to actively seek to improve techniques and knowledge of, Information Communication Technology and to disseminate this information amongst members of the Society and the public through the medium of journals, circulars, publications, lectures, seminars, conferences, or by any other method which the Society may from time to time deem fit.
These are held on a monthly basis. They are generally held on the second Tuesday of the month at 5.30pm. The event is usually a 45 minute talk followed by approximately 15 minutes of question time. A wide variety of topics are covered and the format also varies from month to month, including debates, videos and slide show presentations. A certain amount of time, however, is always reserved for questions or comments from the members and the presenters and speakers are always approachable in a casual manner after a function. The topic is advertised on the CSZ website CALENDAR
Affiliations & Representations
The Society is a full member of:
The International Federation for Information Processing
The Society is affiliated to:
The British Computer Society
The Association for Computer Machinery
The Green Screen Club
The Computer Suppliers Association of Zimbabwe
The Society is represented on:
Research Council of Zimbabwe
The Harare Polytechnic Advisory Council
The National Manpower Co-ordinating Committee NAMACO
The National University of Science & Technology Advisory Council
The National Economic Consultation Forum - IT Task Force
Computer Society Of Zimbabwe has supported educational institutes in a variety of ways including:
Careers Guidance Talks at Secondary Schools
Seminars for Teachers
COMPUTAZ special interest group
Participation in ZIM Training Courses
Inspections of Accredited Training Establishments
Promotion of ICDL centres
Currently CSZ is committed to improving information interchange within the educational community, and are active participants in the WorLD Links for Development programme.
The Computer Society of Zimbabwe has been granted sole rights by the International Computer Driving Licence Foundation to administer the ICDL within Zimbabwe.This gives the CSZ a vehicle for promoting continued development and a formal, internationally recognised qualification for its members and the general public.ICDL is designed to help people at work and at home. It will confirm to potential employers that the person has a professional recognised, relevant and up-to-date qualification and it will assist in raising familiarity with the technology and its uses.Read more...
The Computer Society of Zimbabwe aims to be the leading body that informs and advises policy makers and IT users, represents the interests of its members and encourages professionalism and ethics in the application of IT in Zimbabwe.
Computer Society of Zimbabwe
6 Baines Ave Harare Zimbabwe
info [at] csz.org.zw
byo [at] csz.org.zw