Publications

Sustainable-Livelihoods
Annual Report: 2013
Celebrating success and harnessing knowledge into the future

This annual report takes stock of our work towards what we set ourselves to achieve. Despite a difficult year, 2013 was another busy year for the Trust.

Annual Report: 2012
Strengthening livelihoods for a better world

The year 2012 marked the first of the three-year “Growth and Consolidation” strategic phase (2012- 2015) of Ruzivo Trust Strategic Plan.

Annual Report: 2011
KNOWLEDGE FOR ACTION

In its third year of existence, 2011 served as a year of consolidating the startup and institutionalisation phase (2009-2011) of Ruzivo Trust.

Mushrooms for Money!

Ruzivo Trust Newsletter: July 2014

Touring the Chisumbanje Ethanol Plant

Ruzivo Trust Newsletter: 2014

Butternut in the streets, butternut in shops and everywhere! But how is it produced?

Ruzivo Trust Newsletter: September 2014

Combined Oxfam gender and HIV and AIDS (COGENHA)
Partner mentorship workshop Zimbabwe Women Against HIV/AIDS, Poverty and Violence

Oxfam Australia organised the COGENHA Partner Mainstreaming Mentorship Workshops as part of its strategic focus on strengthening the capacity of its partner organizations in Zimbabwe.

Combined Oxfam gender and HIV and AIDS (COGENHA)
Zimbabwe Project Trust (ZIMPRO) mentorship workshop report

Oxfam Australia organised the COGENHA Partner Mainstreaming Mentorship Workshops as part of its strategic focus to strengthen the mainstreaming capacity of partner organisations in Zimbabwe.

Combined Oxfam gender and HIV and AIDS (COGENHA)
Partner mentorship workshop report Women’s action group

Oxfam Australia organised the COGENHA Partner Mainstreaming Mentorship Workshops as part of its strategic focus on strengthening the capacity of its partner organizations in Zimbabwe.

Combined Oxfam gender and HIV and AIDS (COGENHA)
Partner mentorship workshop report

A mentorship workshop was held at the office of Seke Home Based Care. The workshop came on the back of the training that the leadership had received through Oxfam Australia’s capacity building efforts.

Combined Oxfam gender and HIV and AIDS (COGENHA)
Students and youth working on Reproductive Health Action Team (Say What)

The Students and Youths Working on reproductive Health Action Team (SAYWHAT) participated in the COGENHA Partner Mainstreaming Mentoring workshop held on 08 May, 2011.

Fourth Sustainable Livelihoods Forum of Zimbabwe workshop report

This report outlines proceedings of the fourth Workshop of the Sustainable Livelihoods Forum of Zimbabwe (SLFZ) held on 01 February 2010 at Ruzivo Trust offices in Harare. The workshop was a follow up to the workshop held on 11 December 2009 at the same venue.

Third Sustainable livelihoods forum of Zimbabwe third workshop 11th December 2009

The third Workshop of the Sustainable Livelihoods Forum of Zimbabwe (SLFZ) was held on the 11th of December 2009 at Ruzivo Trust offices in Harare. This workshop was a follow up to the workshop held on the 9th of November 2009 at Ruzivo trust in Harare.

Report On the Sustainable Livelihoods Forum of Zimbabwe workshop held on the 9th of November 2009

Ruzivo trust hosted the second meeting of the Sustainable Livelihoods Forum of Zimbabwe on the 9th of November 2009. This meeting was a follow up to the inaugural meeting held on the 26th of October 2009.

Report On The Inaugural Meeting of the Sustainable Livelihoods Forum Of Zimbabwe(SLFZ) Hosted By RUZIVO TRUST

The operationalisation of the Sustainable Livelihoods Forum of Zimbabwe is one of RUZIVO trust’s immediate tasks it has taken on behalf of civil society working on sustainable livelihoods issues.

Combined Oxfam gender and HIV and AIDS (COGENHA)
Partner mentorship workshop Padare/Enkundleni Men’s forum on gender

Padare/ Enkundleni Men’s Forum on Gender is an anti-sexist, men-based organisation that was founded in 1995 to bring men together to discuss cultural and social issues related to gender justice and equality.

Combined Oxfam gender and HIV and AIDS (COGENHA)
Ntengwe trust partner mentorship workshop report

Oxfam Australia organised the COGENHA Partner Mainstreaming Mentorship Workshops as part of its strategic focus on strengthening the capacity of its partner organizations in Zimbabwe.

Combined Oxfam gender and HIV and AIDS (COGENHA)
Matebeleland Aids council (MAC) partner mentorship workshop report

Oxfam Australia organised the COGENHA Partner Mainstreaming Mentorship Workshops as part of its strategic focus on strengthening the capacity of its partner organizations in Zimbabwe.

Combined Oxfam gender and HIV and AIDS (COGENHA)
Partner mentorship workshop report Kariyangwe home-based care

Oxfam Australia organised the COGENHA Partner Mainstreaming Mentorship Workshops as part of its strategic focus on strengthening the capacity of its partner organizations in Zimbabwe.

Combined Oxfam gender and HIV and AIDS (COGENHA) programme

Oxfam Australia organised the COGENHA Partner Mainstreaming Mentorship Workshops as part of its strategic focus on strengthening the capacity of its partner organizations in Zimbabwe.

Combined Oxfam gender HIV and AIDS (COGENHA) programme
Partner mentorship workshops synthesis report

The aim of the Mainstreaming Mentoring Workshops for the 11 partners of the Combined Oxfam Gender and HIV and AIDS (COGENHA) programme was to provide onsite mentoring (guidance, reflection, and dialogue).

Oxfam Australia combined Oxfam gender and HIV and Aids (COGENHA)
Mainstreaming workshop Matabeleland North and Midlands cluster

Oxfam Australia organised the COGENHA Mainstreaming Workshops as part of its strategic focus on strengthening the capacity of its partner organizations in Zimbabwe.

Combined Oxfam gender and HIV and AIDS (COGENHA) Programme
Bethany project mentorship workshop report

Oxfam Australia organised the COGENHA Partner Mainstreaming Mentorship Workshops as part of its strategic focus on strengthening the capacity of its partner organizations in Zimbabwe.

Water Sector- PIP Empowerment Factsheet 10
Transport & Motor Industries Sector- PIP Empowerment Factsheet 9
Trade And Commerce Sector- PIP Empowerment Factsheet 7
Tourism Sector- PIP Empowerment Factsheet 6
Micro, Small And Medium Enterprise (MSME) Sector- PIP Empowerment Factsheet 5
Professional Services Sector- PIP Empowerment Factsheet 8
Mining Sector- PIP Empowerment Factsheet 4
Manufacturing Sector- PIP Empowerment Factsheet 3
Information And Communication Technology Sector- PIP Empowerment Factsheet 13
Health Services Sector- PIP Empowerment Factsheet 15
Engineering And Construction Sector- PIP Empowerment Factsheet 11
Energy Sector- PIP Empowerment Factsheet 12
Education And Sport- PIP Empowerment Factsheet 14
Banking And Finance Sector- PIP Empowerment Factsheet 2
Arts, Culture & Entertainment- PIP Empowerment Factsheet 16
Agriculture Sector- PIP Empowerment Factsheet 1
Improving the targeting and inclusion criteria in social protection programmes

A number of social protection programmes have been and are still being implemented by Government ministries and a number of organizations.

Safeguarding cash transfers from creating economic dependency in potentially productive households

 Unconditional harmonized social cash transfers require careful design, process thinking, and clarity on outcomes in view of their potential.

Improving referrals in Zimbabwe’s Harmonized Social Cash Transfer Programme

Referrals are an important component of the Harmonized Social Cash Transfer Programme (HSCT) of the Government of Zimbabwe.

Grounded learning of social cash transfers: the case for in-depth research embedding in communities

The Harmonised Social Cash Programme (HSCT) is derived from the government’s conscious efforts at addressing poverty and vulnerability.

Social Services Sector

The social services sector in Zimbabwe comprises health, education, sports, arts and culture domains.

Professional Services Sector

The services sector in Zimbabwe comprises financial services, professional services (e.g. real estate, accounting and security) and trade and commerce (e.g. commodity broking and small cross border trading).

Productive Sector

Zimbabwe’s capacity to produce goods and services from its natural resources is anchored on four key sectors namely mining; agriculture and agro- processing; micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs); and tourism and hospitality.

Economic Enablers

At independence in 1980, Zimbabwe inherited an economy and infrastructure described as a Jewel, by the late President of the United Republic of Tanzania.

Ruzivo- Agritex tomato training workshop report

Goromonzi farmers from Ward 13 and 1 arranged a one-day training session on Tomato (L. Esculentum) production on 16 May 2014 at Guernsey farm.

Ruzivo- Mushroom training workshop report

On 29 July 2014 the Skills and Capacity Development Officer conducted a training workshop on Mushroom in ward 14 of Goromonzi District.

Soybean Production and Marketing in the 2012/3 Season- Survey results

Ruzivo Trust, in partnership with the Agriculture Extension Services (AGRITEX) conducted a satisfaction survey following the completion of the soybean production and marketing season for 2012-13.

Foothills Mazowe- Agricultural marketing report 18- 19 May 2010

Whilst before 2000, there were mostly large scale commercial farms; Zimbabwe now has a wide range with small to medium scale farms dominating.

Broiler production workshop report

Diversifying livelihoods options for farmers has become buzzword, and no longer are farmers concentrating on one product line, but a range within their capabilities.

Mazowe district: Farm level training for market oriented livelihood development

Summary of a training session held from 5-7 August in ward32 at Hermiston Primary School

Emergency Cash-First Response to Drought-Affected Communities in the Southern Provinces of Zimbabwe

Cash transfers are increasingly being used in humanitarian response; they have proven successful at increasing food security, reducing the use of harmful coping strategies, empowering women and strengthening local markets.

Humanitarian Assistance through Mobile Cash Transfers 30 May 2016

Emergency Cash-First Response to food security in Southern Zimbabwe through a mobile cash transfer project- Evaluation report 30 May 2016

Zimbabwe Humanitarian Response 2015/16

Qualitative Research and Analyses of the Emergency Cash-first Response to Drought Affected Communities- Endline Evaluation

Renewable energy for social and economic development (RESET)

Workshop report Bulawayo Energy Region 17 – 18 July 2018

Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) for Market Growth

Stakeholder’s Workshop Harare, June 9, 2016

Renewable Energy for Social and Economic Transformation (RESET)

Masvingo Energy Region 1 – Workshop Report 21 – 22 August 2018

Renewable energy for social and economic development (RESET)

Policy Workshop Programme: Workshop for Bulawayo Energy Region (BER) covering (Matabeleland North and South, Bulawayo Metropolitan and Midlands Provinces)

Renewable energy for social and economic transformation

Ruzivo Trust welcomes you to the RESET Workshop (30 & 31 October) 2018

Concept note- Renewable Energy Conference 2018

The Government of Zimbabwe has designed and drafted the country’s Renewable Energy Policy from 2015 to 2016.

Third letter to our citizens- National workshop on climate change

Remembering Cyclone Idai: Loss & Grief- Amidst a Drought Affected Agricultural Season

Second letter to our citizens- Summary of the climate finance and Agriculture report

Zimbabwe is a signatory to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and has consistently participated in international negotiations.

Fourth Letter to our citizens- National workshop on Climate change

Our country is highly dependent on rainfall for our agricultural production and related commodity outputs.

First letter to our citizens

The world was shattered, horrified as images of the devastation of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe poured from all major news and social media outlets. Entire villages, their inhabitants, homes, schools and livestock were washed away.

Fifth & final letter to our citizens

As the conversations on the multifaceted nature of climate intensify, we are called upon to take a stand. We cannot continue to be arm-chair critics who generate more heat than light.

Exploring Zimbabwe’s “Green Economy” Potential: The Energy Sector

Socio-economic and environmental impacts of mega green energy projects in Zimbabwe

Ministry of energy and power development draft national renewable energy policy

Zimbabwe currently has a national electrification rate of 40%. While electricity has reached 80% of the urban households, rural electrification is still around 21%.

Complementary renewable energy policy

One for all! An inclusive sustainable renewable energy for Zimbabwe

“I am doing my own thing!”

Zimbabwe has gone through a difficult socio-economic development process in the last 10 years.

Governance over Fruit and Fresh Vegetables in Zimbabwe

Agriculture in Zimbabwe and elsewhere is undergoing a transformation, with new values ascribed to it for a variety of reasons.

Striving for Broad Based Economic Empowerment in Zimbabwe

The need to redress the skewed ownership of the productive assets has given rise to the process of indigenisation and economic empowerment.