by Rumbidzai Mashavave With 18 hour power cuts in Zimbabwe, rising costs of LP gas as an alternative source of energy, the high costs of solar energy. We cannot continue to limit the potential of biogas as a renewable source … Continue reading Urban Local Resource: Food Waste for energy
by Rumbidzai Mashavave In April 2018, the nurses went on strike, 16,000 nurses got fired and then reinstated. In December 2018- 530 junior doctors went on strike, and now on a 14-day suspension In January 2019 Doctors strike ends and … Continue reading Zimbabwe Health System Diaries: Doctors, patients, The Government
On 20 January 2020 the UK will host the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London. The Summit will be hosted by the Prime Minister and will bring together businesses, governments and international institutions to showcase and promote the breadth and quality of investment opportunities across Africa. The Summit will strengthen the UK’s partnership with African nations […] UK-Africa Investment Summit – January 2020 — Financing for Development in Africa There are 13 African countries listed to be part of the discussed, I am looking forward to hear meaningful partnership coming out of this summit in these countries. Seeing only 1 Southern Africa … Continue reading UK-Africa Investment Summit – January 2020 — Financing for Development in Africa
By Rumbidzai Mashavave As we come to the end of the year, we reflect on the good things that have happened personally, in our families, communities and as nations. Regardless of what has happened let us celebrate life. On the 25th of December Jesus Christ was born so that we may have life and have it more abundantly. Being alive to this day, is something to celebrate. Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Written by Rumbidzai Mashavave In 2014, I was part of a Healthy Urban Environments: Participatory Approaches in Improving Food Sovereignty in Urban Communities Participatory Action Research training project. It was facilitated by Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC) In collaboration … Continue reading it takes 1 peri-urban farmer to think,collaborate & act circular.
Written by Rumbidzai Mashavave As the Zimbabwean economy continues to plunge, I thought it important to share coping mechanisms at household level and community level that promote circular thinking ad sustainability. The questions of access to basic needs are what … Continue reading Zimbabwe survival tips- think, act circular
Written by Rumbidzai Mashavave The transition to a circular economy in the food system improves nutrition-related health outcomes. Globally nutrition imbalances are a cause for concern. Obesity has been largely dominant in middle-high income countries, while micronutrient deficiencies have been … Continue reading Nutrition Surveillance- Do we collect the RIGHT information for public health?
By Rumbidzai Mashavave In response to the dire situation in the government hospitals in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Save our Hospitals Initiative was born in Zimbabwe and thus far is made up of a co group of volunteers affiliated with the … Continue reading Zimbabwe Health system Diaries: Circular Economy-the answer
For us to ACT, we need to first of all THINK. This involves understanding the concept of circular economy, its applicability to local settings, in this case Zimbabwe Continue reading Sustainability gives a thumbs up to Circular Economy.
There is need to go beyond talking but to ACT – Action, Collaborate, Think Continue reading Time to ACT: Circular Food systems
Originally posted on Circular Economy Startups:
A friend just forwarded a post from the Ellen Macarthur Foundation. It contains a deep report on the challenges and strategy needed to build a food system fit for the 21st century and beyond. The report received input from 100+ organizations and actors along the food value chain. City authorities, NGO’s, CEO’s, academics and policymakers crafted the vision. You can find the page here. Some stunning and distinct messages in the detailed document, regarding problems of the current linear food system, are: Sourcing food grown regeneratively, and locally where appropriate; design and market healthier… Continue reading Cities and the Circular Economy for Food