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Building Community Resilience through Nurturing Harmony with Nature

Resting at the bank of the Save River, Mr. Wiseman Ngwazi Tagurana, a conservationist and community leader recalls the physical confrontations and other ugly incidents that were common-place in the area as rival groups competed over access to the resource-rich Zivembava island forest and the river. more

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Celebrating organic farming in Zimbabwe

It is celebration time for the 450 members of Makoni Organic Farmers Association (MOFA), residents of a rural community in Zimbabwe who are literally making waves globally after winning the coveted Equator Prize 2014. Supported by the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEFSGP) of more

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Organic Farming Breaks New Ground

When he ventured into fish farming nearly six years ago, Mr. Philemon Geza, a former carpenter did not envision that this decision would herald a major turning point in his life. “I was barely making ends meet in Mbare where I was working but now fish farming has given me a lifeline because it offermore

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Fight Against Malaria Crosses Borders

In the village of Chundu in Zimbabwe’s border district of Hurungwe, Mrs. Ellen Kunje has seen some heartening changes. In an area prone to malaria epidemics, Mrs.Kunje’s family and home have remained free from the disease. Thanks to a new malaria control programme, she was given a long-lasting insecmore

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The Road to a New Constitution

Zimbabwe made history on 22 May 2013 when the President appended his signature to the new constitution. It is now the fundamental law of the country. Complimenting the government efforts, the UNDP began supporting the constitution-making process in April 2010 through the project ‘Support to Participmore

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Turning the Tide in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Working as a volunteer at the Kuwadzana Polyclinic, a public health centre in Harare, Timothy Sandramu, 35, painfully recalls his distress in 2005 when he tested HIV-positive. “I was brought here in a wheelchair by my mother,” Timothy says, noting that he had been ailing for some time, culminating imore

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Women’s Economic Empowerment

With its trademark ‘made in Zimbabwe’ increasingly gaining in popularity, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second city, hosted the Zimbabwe Market Fair on 21-22 September, 2012. The fair aims to empower Zimbabwean women and youth by providing them with comprehensive business skills training and  a vibrant more

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Brown Bag Dialogue Series - The Post-2015 Development Agenda Issue

“The Post-2015 discussion needs to recall that MDGs reflected one of the best poverty messaging campaigns” said the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Alain Noudehou, explaining that the simplicity and structure of MDGs allowed them to endure.

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