Exercise underway to determine energy access levels

By Wallace Mawire The Zimbabwe Environmental Regional Organisation (ZERO) is in the process of documenting all renewable energy projects done by non-state actors that may be contributing to sustainable energy access for socio-economic development in Zimbabwe. According to Wellington Madumira, ZERO Programmes Officer, the initiative seeks to determine the impact by non-state actors in ensuring […]

Solar powered borehole saves villagers from crocodile attacks

By Nhau Mangirazi Villagers around Mushumbi primary school in Mashonaland Central province’s Mbire district now have solace in a solar-powered borehole that ‘protect’ pupils from attacks by crocodiles in Manyame river. This follows installation  of the solar powered borehole way back in 2016 to ensure constant water supplies. Situated about 270 kilometres north east of […]

Plans to reduce carbon emissions gather momentum

By Wallace Mawire The Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) is advancing with plans to introduce a green bond meant to help finance Zimbabwe’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) programme aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the country. The   World Bank Zimbabwe  office in Harare recently held a workshop in the capital focusing on support for […]

Solar powered clinics bring smiles to residents

By Hazvinei Mwanaka Every month more than 4 000 residents benefit from three solar powered clinics in Zimbabwe’s southern city run by Masvingo City Council (MCC). Constructed by the Ministry of Health and Child Care and some partners, the clinics are Rujeko, which has the largest solar panels, Runyararo and Mucheke clinic, which offers maternity […]

Washen Expo kicks off in Bulawayo

Zimbabweans from all sectors of the economy have been urged to be actively involved in mitigating and adaptation of climate change which is becoming a threat to Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector. The country is currently facing fluctuating weather conditions and with Meteorological Services Department revealing the 2018/ 2019 agriculture season will receive normal to below normal […]

Govt works towards low carbon, climate resilient Zim: Minister

GOVERNMENT is working towards a low carbon and climate resilient Zimbabwe through the implementation of the 2017 National Climate Policy, Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri said yesterday. In a speech read on his behalf by the Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement director for Matabeleland North Mr Dumisani Nyoni […]

Major boost for Zim’s renewable energy projects

Sweden has pledged more support for Zimbabwe’s renewable energy projects after unveiling a US$6.5 million funding programme for business projects within the sector. The programmes officer responsible for development corporation at the Embassy of Sweden in Zimbabwe Dr Gareth Horsfield told the ZBC News after unveiling of the funding programme in the capital that the […]

NGO empowers smallholder farmers

A NON-governmental organisation, Practical Action has launched a US$1,1 million project aimed at empowering smallholder farmers in Gwanda and Matobo Districts in Matabeleland South. The project is being done with the support from the Isle of Man government. The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between England and […]

Zim ramps up efforts to boost trade

Zimbabwe is working on several economic initiatives aimed at boosting the country’s competitiveness in the region, facilitate trade and attract the much needed foreign direct investment (FDI). This was said by Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube, who also said that establishment of one-stop border posts had potential to enable smooth flow of […]

$1,1m project to empower Matabeleland female farmers

Practical Action has launched a $ 1,1 million project aimed at economically empowering female farmers through access to renewable energy in Gwanda and Matobo districts. BY SHARON SIBINDI Speaking during the launch of the programme in Maphisa yesterday, Practical Action Regional director for Southern Africa, Kudzai Marovanidze said the initiative will have a huge impact […]