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Zimbabwe is to repeal its outdated mines and minerals Act in a bid to boost the mines sector and woe much needed investors, Fred Moyo, Mines and Minerals Development Deputy Minister has said.
Massive corruption in the construction and engineering sector in the developing world especially in Africa is sabotaging policies and programmes that aim to reduce poverty, according to a presentation by Zimbabwe’s Engineer Martin Manuhwa, Vice-President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) Anti-Corruption chairperson and Chairperson of the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe (ECZ) at the recent World Engineering Conference and Convention held in Kyoto, Japan in 2015.
The Engineering Council of Zimbabwe (ECZ) has won the bid to host the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Engineering week and World Council of Civil Enginners (WCCE) General Assembly to be held in the resort town of Victoria Falls on 14 to 19 September 2015 under the theme: Engineering Innovation for Accelerated Infrastructure Development for Africa, according to Enginner Martin Manuhwa (ECZ) Chairperson.
The town of Marondera in Zimbabwe has been selected to participate in the African Water Facility (AWF) Integrated Urban Water Management Programme (IUWM), according to Saviour Kasukuwere, Minister of Environment, Water and Climate officially opening an IUWM workshop in Harare recently.
In a bid to improve the growth of the country’s economy, Zimbabwe’s ministry of Economic Planning and Investment is refocusing on a new vision and thrust in a bid to initiate a process of developing and implementing an economic growth strategy and plan for the government, according to Minister Simon Khaya Moyo.
Zimbabwe’s Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) is embarking on an initiative to establish a national internet governance forum (IGF) to advance internet governance issues in the country, according to a representative of POTRAZ.
Zimbabwe identified in Southern Africa to conduct global consultations on food and water security issues
Zimbabwe has been chosen as the only country in the Southern African region to participate in the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) on going global consultations focusing on food and water security. This came out at a recent workshop in Harare attended by various stakeholders to come up with a report to be presented to CFS covering the related issues.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Zimbabwe Agricultural Income and Employment Development (Zim-AIED) five-year programme that began in October 2010 and will be officially closing at a colourful ceremony to be held at Tshongokwe irrigation scheme in ward 8 of Lupane in Matebeleland North province of Zimbabwe has reportedly transformed many lives and empowered formerly impoverished local communities who are engaged in self-sustaining income-generating activities.
The European Union (EU) has opened a second Zimbabwe-EU Business Information Centre (Zim-EBIC) in Zimbabwe’s second capital Bulawayo to serve as an information hotspot that will allow Zimbabwean businesses to easily and conveniently access information about trade with the European Union, according to Philippe Van Damme, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of EU to Zimbabwe.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) recently organized a weeklong knowledge sharing workshop for energy business incubators and entrepreneurs from Asia and Africa from 22 to 27thof September, 2014. The programme is anchored by the Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) at IIM Ahmedabad and SELCO Incubation Center, two of India’s premier incubator vehicles supporting entrepreneurs in the renewable energy and energy access space. The workshop brought together participants from 11 business incubators, 2 renewable energy associations and 10 energy enterprises from 8 countries within Africa and Asia – Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Egypt, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and India.