Category: Climate

Workers in a bakery

Nudging universities in developing countries to harness community based inquiry

By Charles Dhewa Contrary to prevailing formal approaches, knowledge sharing in most rural African communities is embedded in the way people work. For instance,...

The Limpopo River Basin

US$32, 4 million USAID project to address severe water challenges

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the Resilient Waters, a five-year, $32.4 million project to address severe water...

Mr Bishow Parajuli, the UN Resident Coordinator, chats with school children in Matebeleland North Province

“Leave No-one Behind”: SDGs take ground in Matabeleland North

By Sirak Gebrehiwot (UN Communications Specialist) The UN team, led by the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mr. Bishow Parajuli, comprising of UNICEF Representative,...

Remigious Matangira, MP for Bindura South Constituency

Remigious Matangira spearheads development in Bindura South Constituency

By Byron Mutingwende   In 2008, the Bindura South Constituency resembled a cemetery due to the grinding poverty brought about by hyperinflation. It is that time...

government and UN representatives at the ZUNDAF review meeting

UN Strategic Framework lauded for catalysing development results in Zimbabwe

28 June 2018, Harare – Today the Government and the United Nations together with development partners convened high level review meeting to validate and take stock of...

A presenter from Tanzania making presentation on the state of affairs in her country

Avoid Green House Gas emission-intensive investments: Agricultural expert

There should be a deliberate move to avoid Green House Gas emission-intensive investments through economically viable low-emission development options, a senior Food and...

Wetlands are an important source of water

Residents call for protection and conservation of wetlands

By Byron Mutingwende   “We are appalled by the construction of a filling station on a wetland in Kambuzuma. The construction further compromises water delivery...

The sum of community knowledge is greater than the sum of individual expert knowledge

Community knowledge is greater than expert knowledge

By Charles Dhewa While it is true that community knowledge is broader and deeper, most African farming communities hesitate to make decisions without consulting an...

Business community at a meeting with the United nations in Harare

Private sector urged to foster CSR for sustainable development

By Byron Mutingwende The private sector has been urged to foster corporate social responsibility (CSR) so as to spearhead sustainable development. In his address to...

Participants at a regional seminar on how tourism impacts upon sustainable development

Climate-friendly initiatives and actions essential for tourism, says UNWTO

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, called for the tourism sector to take more action to combat climate change and...