Description/achievement of initiative
The project aims to enhance preservation and restoration of wetlands, improve raw water quality, ensure effective river recharge and integrated water resource management as well as improve respect, protection and fulfillment of the human rights to water and sanitation. The project enhances awareness and education on wetlands; monitor and observe condition of wetlands in Zimbabwe; provide research on wetlands issues systems processes in-order to inform or inspire development in Zimbabwe; gather and disseminate information to interested stakeholders; and sharpen Civil Society Organizations’ (CSOs) role in wetlands preservation.
The first strategic intervention is to provide civic education so that citizens make choices from an informed basis. The next is to provide platforms for constructive engagement of empowered citizens with policy makers on preservation and restoration of wetlands. The media will also be engaged to cover correctly issues of wetlands preservation.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
The Task-force and project staff will undergo training on issues of wetlands management.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
The project will have a Wetlands Task-force comprising of Community Water Alliance, Birdlife Zimbabwe, Conservation Society for Monavale, academia from the University of Zimbabwe, a representative from the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate. Community Water Alliance drives civic participation and advocacy, Birdlife Zimbabwe and Conservation Society for Monavale provides the technical expertise, the academia from the University of Zimbabwe will carry out research that informs advocacy initiatives, the Ministry facilitates formulation of policy and implementation
Community Water Alliance, Conservation Society for Monavale, Birdlife Zimbabwe, Combined Harare Residents Association