Climate change is bringing about a greater incidence of droughts, cyclones, floods, hailstorms and heat waves to Zimbabwe. The negative impacts of these extreme weather events are likely to stall the country’s development. They pose serious risks to key sectors for the national economy, such as agriculture, forestry and water resources. Since 2018, UN CC:Learn has been working with the Zimbabwean government and other stakeholders in the country to improve the capacities and skills of individuals and institutions to tackle this challenge.

 

Towards a National Climate Change Learning Strategy

Our work in Zimbabwe has the specific aim of strengthening the learning and skills development needed to bring to fruition the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and the National Adaptation Plan (NAP).

We are building on the knowledge and experience of other UN CC:Learn country work, particularly Malawi and Zambia, and collaborating with MIET Africa, an education NGO that works with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) governments to support the provision of quality education in the SADC region.

As a first step towards developing a national climate change learning strategy, a background report was produced. It sets out:

  • national policy priorities, initiatives and institutions relevant for climate change capacity development in Zimbabwe,
  • the key stakeholders for climate change learning,
  • a review of past and on-going climate change learning initiatives in Zimbabwe, and
  • recommendations for next steps.

View the background report available in English below:

The following documents also aim to contribute to building a Zimbabwean climate learning strategy:

Our National Partners

Our work in Zimbabwe is implemented under the leadership of the Climate Change Management Department in the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism & Hospitality Industry, with participation and contributions from stakeholders from different sectors.

The United Nations Development Program Zimbabwe Country Office supports our work, as part of its Supporting Enhanced Climate Action for Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Development Pathway Project (SECA).

Contacts

National Coordinator

Mr. Washington Zhakata
Director, Climate Change Management Department
UNFCCC & GCF Focal Point
Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism & Hospitality Industry
Email: washingtonzhakata@gmail.co

Mr. Tatenda Mutasa
Principal Climate Change Scientist
Climate Change Management Department,
Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry
11th Floor, Kaguvi Building
Cnr 4th Street/Central Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe
Email: tmutasa09@gmail.comm

UN Country Team Liaison

Ms. Anne Madzara
Assistant Resident Representative
Head of Unit Poverty, Environment and Climate Change
United Nations Development Programme
Block 10, Arundel Office Park
Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe
Email: anne.madzara@undp.org

Mr. Jeremiah Mushosho
Programme Analyst
Climate Change, Environment & Energy
United Nations Development Programme
Block 10, Arundel Office Park
Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe
Email: jeremiah.mushosho@undp.org

Project News and Activities

Zimbabwe Validates and Finalizes their National Climate Change Learning Strategy                                      11 September 2020 I Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Develops its National Climate Change Learning Strategy Action Plan
13-14 February 2020 | Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Takes the First Step to Enhance Climate Change Learning
21-22 October 2019 | Bulawayo, Zimbabwe