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  • 27 Feb 2015
    From Techies to Technopreneurs

    Ten new information and communication technology-based projects have been formally launched in Zimbabwe following a successful three-month business incubation programme, thanks to a partnership involving Harare Institute of Technology (HIT), Sandown Corporate Limited and UNDP.

  • 31 Jul 2014
    Promoting Development in Zimbabwe through Information Communication Technology

    In collaboration with the Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services as well as the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), UNDP launched the inaugural Information Communication Technology for Development Policy (ICT4D) and Practice Dialogue Platform in Zimbabwe.

  • 16 Jun 2014
    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 UNDP, the farmers are leading the way in environmental conservation and sustainable use of resources for livelihood improvement and poverty reduction.

  • 20 Apr 2014
    Debating Special Economic Zones

    UNDP, the World Bank and the African Development Bank are taking the lead in this initiative, proposed in the new economic blueprint, (Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (Zim Asset)) as a key strategy to boost economic growth and generate employment.

  • 22 Aug 2013
    Fighting Poverty through Tourism

    The 2013 Zimbabwe Investment Handbook was launched in the tourist resort town of Victoria Falls on 21 August 2013, with a call for the country to deal head-on with the specific challenges affecting the tourism industry to reduce poverty, enhance growth and position Zimbabwe as a preferred tourist destination.

  • 17 Jul 2013
    Transforming Africa through Investing in People

    Inclusive business holds the key to unlocking Africa’s development potential, UNDP Economic Advisor, Mr James Wakiaga has said. Speaking at the launch of the UNDP report Realizing Africa’s Wealth: Building Inclusive Business for Shared Prosperity, Mr Wakiaga described the situation of doing business in the slums and villages of Africa as challenging due to the lack of enabling market conditions.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    Lessons from the Accelerated Plan for MDG2

    The Ministry of Education, Sports, Art and Culture with support from the United Nations launched the Accelerated Action Plan (AAP) for MDG2 for Zimbabwe that aims at ensuring that by 2015, all Zimbabwean children—boys and girls alike—will be able to complete primary education.

  • 29 May 2013
    Zimbabwe’s Latest MDG Progress Report Released

    Zimbabwe has made positive trends in MDG 2 on universal primary education. According to the 2012 MDG Progress Report, the country has also made strides towards achieving gender equality in schools and in fighting HIV/AIDS.

  • 08 May 2013
    Key Poverty Reports Produced

    UNDP mobilised about US $ 1.7 million from its core resources, UNICEF, and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) to support the Zimbabwe National Statistical Agency (ZIMSTAT) in undertaking the Poverty Income Consumption and Expenditure Surveys (PICES) between 2010 and 2012.

  • 12 Sep 2012
    Targeting paralegals in the drive to improve access to justice for all

    Building on the publication of the Family Law Handbook in 2009, UNDP is working with the Ministry of Women Affairs Gender and Community Development (MoWAGCD), to develop a Family Laws training manual for paralegals, in a move meant to improve access to justice for all in Zimbabwe.