Author: Sustain Staff

Unicef Green Innovations Hub (GiHub) Phase II Launch

Green Innovations HUB (GiHUB) Phase II is an incubation space which seeks to unlock the potential of young people in contributing to sustainable development through novel ideas around smart and sustainable energy. It’s a unique opportunity to address the dual challenge of climate change and youth unemployment in the country. GiHUB Phase II is UNICEF’s Concept program funded by SIDA and has 3 components- Green Schools, Green Jobs and Green Innovations which are implemented by partners Action 24, The Boost Fellowship and SNV Zimbabwe respectively. Green Jobs The internship project creates internship opportunities and possibly long term employment for...

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Emerge Competition ‘Rising Youth’

The brief identified the high unemployment and under-employment rates amongst the youth, the need for strategic partnerships and spaces for our youth to acquire the work experience and skills necessary to keep driving our economy and to interact with like-minded peers and mentors. The students were asked to address these issues through a proposal that rethinks the traditional youth centre typology and to portray their new visions for a Youth and Entrepreneurship Centre. The Youth and Entrepreneurship Centre aims to enhance the youth’s economic participation by providing incubation spaces that offer skills and mentorship programs. This centre will integrate business incubation, skills training and social interaction in...

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Zimbabwe Sustainable Development Publications

Zimbabwe’s National Climate Change Response Strategy The Government of Zimbabwe regards climate change as one of the threats to the country and its people and is also of the view that climate change has the potential to undermine many of the positive developments made in its meeting the country’s development goals. Both climate change and policies to minimize its effects have enormous socio-economic and environmental implications. The challenge for the country is how to develop adaptation strategies that can reduce and mitigate the diverse and complex impacts of climate change. The National Climate Change Response Strategy is a response to this challenge and also aims to contribute towards achieving Zimbabwe’s Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (Zim Asset) 2013-2018 and beyond. SOURCE Download Climate Change in Zimbabwe: Facts for Planners and Decision Makers  So what do Zimbabweans think about climate change? Last year Research and Advocacy Group (RAU) conducted a rapid study to try to find out. The results showed that while many have heard of climate change few understand exactly what it means or what causes it. Even less could say how climate change was going to affect Zimbabwe in the future or what they could do about it.  RAU consulted the experts and developed a book to give Zimbabweans some information to help them plan for the future. This book will be distributed to planners and decision-makers in...

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Sustainable Development Cartoons by Tafadzwa Tarumbwa

Green Agents, Luthando and Masimba are super heroes dedicated to restoring the earth’s dignity and preservation through adherence to principles of living ‘green’. Being ten year olds, their special interest is in their peers and teenagers, whom they relate to and believe in ‘catching them young’. Using their unique powers, that include flying to far-away places at the speed of lighting, talking to nature & animals and predicting the future coupled with their special gifts for persuasion, they will turn mindsets and change behavior and attitudes where climate change and green issues are concerned. Their mission is to use...

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Papers by Dr. Mercy Manyuchi (Pr. Eng)

Papers by Dr. Mercy Manyuchi are available online and you can get updates when she publishes new papers at  Here Production of bio-fertilizer from Jatropha cake blended (M. M. Manyuchi  and M. Nyamunokora) This study aimed at assessing the feasibility of producing a bio-fertilizer from jatropha cake blended with vermicompost and vermiwash. Experiments were done to determine the optimum temperature and pH for digestion, as well as the optimum drying temperature for the bio-fertilizer. Further tests were carried out to determine the moisture content and the nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium content (NPK) of the bio-fertilizer. Renewable energy as one...

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