Idai exhibition tackles climate change

THE National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) last week officially opened its first virtual exhibition dubbed Aftershock: Re-imagining Life After Cyclone Idai where it revisits the devastating disaster that tore part of southern Africa last year. The exhibition subsequently opened a discussion on how to deal with climate change. NGZ archived the online version of the […]

Sadc boss meets ED over climate change, youth unemployment

SADC executive secretary Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax yesterday paid a courtesy call on President Mnangagwa at State House where the two discussed a number of issues, including the political situation in the region, climate change and youth unemployment. Dr Tax met the President in his capacity as chairman of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence […]

Climate experts call for coordination of institutions

Elita Chikwati Senior Reporter Climate experts have called for the coordination and collaboration of institutions that focus on weather and climate issues to improve disaster awareness and reduce loss of human life and infrastructure. This came out yesterday at an ongoing three-day workshop on Climate Resilient Investment in Reconstruction and Development in Cyclone-affected regions of […]

Zim adopts mapping technology to predict disasters

By Wallace Mawire After Cyclone Idai ravaged southern Africa, killing at least 1,000 people, Zimbabwe’s scientific community is actively using   geospatial mapping technology to better predict future disasters.  The cyclone hit southern African countries include Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe, at least 268 people were killed and many are still missing. Local scientists […]

Solar energy to the rescue in cyclone-hit Chimanimani

By Pamenus Tuso Gas and solar energy have filled the electricity generation gap in the Cyclone Idai hit districts of Chimanimani and Chipinge in Zimbabwe’s Manicaland province. Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique were hit by the deadly tropical Cyclone which destroyed bridges, roads and electricity lines among other devastating infrastructural damages. According to the United Nations, […]

Need to review Zim disaster response, preparedness

Following a series of events in Zimbabwe, it is clear that the effects of climate change are visiting the southern African country with anger. One can safely say nature is angry with Zimbabwe. The effects of climate change are felt almost every day in the country, with climate change defined as any significant changes in […]

EDITORIAL COMMENT : Cyclone Idai: Wake-up call to climate change

For doubting Thomases, Tropical Cyclone Idai brings vital lessons that climate change is now with us. The deadly cyclone, whose effects were mainly felt in Manicaland, left death and destruction of property in its wake. The increase in cyclones and other extreme weather phenomena like droughts and floods, clearly indicate that climate change effects are […]