Women set to benefit from Zambezi biodiversity project

By Nhau Mangirazi Scores of women in Zimbabwe’s Zambezi Valley are set to benefit from a project aimed at maintaining sustainable bio-diversity in the region. Hurungwe Rural District Council, HRDC, gender  mainstream officer, Alice Paraziwa-Maponga, said the initiative is a positive development for women as they are the major victims of human-wildlife conflict. The project: […]

Sweden collaborates with Zimbabwe to promote green economy

By Wallace Mawire Sweden through the Swedish Embassy in Harare is collaborating with a number of partners to create a green economy and transition Zimbabwe to a society built on sustainable environmental solutions. A green economy is defined as an economy that aims at reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities and aims for sustainable development […]

Solar power brings life to arid Hwange

By Pamenus Tuso The advent of solar–driven water pumps in Hwange district in Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland North province has enabled humanitarian organisations to undertake multi-sectoral projects that depend on water resources. World Vision Area Development Programme (ADP) manager for Hwange district, Lovemore Nyoni, said solar- powered technology was “killing many birds with one stone” in the […]

Solar traffic lights reduce accidents in Masvingo

By Hazvinei Mwanaka Zimbabwe’s southern city of Masvingo has been commended for installing solar traffic lights in the city thereby reducing accidents at an intersection that had become a black spot. Masvingo had two traffic lights near the police station and Edgars Stores before installation of the solar ones at the corner of Robert Mugabe […]

Intense efforts to harness wind energy underway

By Lungelo Ndhlovu The Zimbabwean government is intensifying harnessing of wind power to generate electricity as part of its efforts to promote the use of environmentally friendly energy technologies. According to Tobias Mudzingwa, engineer for renewable energies with the Zimbabwe Energy Regulation Authority (ZERA), preliminary wind mapping studies to identify areas suitable for wind energy […]

Interview: ‘We have to use the oil to transform Africa’

In a new book, leading African energy lawyer NJ Ayuk examines how the oil and gas industry could help Africa to peace and prosperity. Some of his assertions are controversial. W: It’s often said that Africa suffers from a resource curse. Economic experts say African countries shouldn’t just concentrate on developing their natural resources but […]