Multiple Water Use, a sustainability strategy for Zvipiripiri Piped Water Scheme

The availability of safe drinking water for human consumption and livestock has always been a challenge in Mutare Rural District. The district experienced recurrent droughts in the past decade with annual rainfall averaging only between 450 and 600 mm. The main sources of domestic water have been boreholes, deep wells, sand abstraction and rivers, most […]

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From Recovery to Resilience in the Zimbabwean Highlands

Zimbabwe is exposed to multiple weather-related hazards. It periodically experiences cyclones, droughts, floods and related landslides, which in turn spawn health epidemics. To compound matters, climate change is increasing both the frequency and intensity of the tropical storms and cyclones in this region. As part of the Zimbabwe Idai Recovery Project funded through the World […]

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Collaboration and integration of UN agencies under ZIRP improves agricultural productivity in irrigation schemes

“Before ZIRP, the scheme was operating at less than 41%. All the activities that have been implemented here by the different partners have restored productivity of the scheme to what it was in 1997 when the scheme started,” Lovemore Mboko, the chairperson of Maunganidze Irrigation Schemes beams. He outlines the various interventions which the scheme […]

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Promoting Sanitation through Hygiene Laboratories in Schools

Poor personal hygiene and inadequate sanitation practices among young children leads to communicable diseases. Good health and education are vital components of a child’s early development. Schools, especially in rural areas, can play a pivotal role of improving learners health by implementing sanitation and hygiene management practices and running promotional activities. Through ZIRP funding from […]

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Multiple Water Use, a Sustainability strategy for Zvipiripiri Solar Powered Piped Water Scheme in Mutare Rural District

The availability of safe drinking water for human consumption and livestock has always been a challenge in Mutare Rural District. The district experienced recurrent droughts in the past decade with annual rainfall averaging only between 450 and 600 mm. The main sources of domestic water have been boreholes, deep wells, sand abstraction and rivers, most […]

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Control of animal diseases strengthens herd size in Cyclone Idai affected areas

  Cyclone Idai contributed to cattle mortalities in the target districts that ZIRP is working. Already the herd of cattle was reducing due to high tick-borne diseases (TBDs) induced by lack of repairs to communally owned dip tanks and erratic supply of acaricide for community dipping services. “FAO under the ZIRP project responded to the […]

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Buhera rural farmers turning household waste into value

Sustainability is an important aspect of ZIRP. Whilst farmers who received chickens for small livestock received 25kg of chicken feed at the project outset, beneficiaries cannot sustain the use of commercial feed. Therefore ZIRP introduced the production of Black Soldier Flies (BSF) as cheap alternative protein source for feeding poultry to enhance production and productivity. […]

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Creating a World for All Ages: UNOPS empowers youths in cyclone-prone communities

The achievement of SDGs and resilience building of vulnerable communities cannot be attained without inclusivity across generations. In keeping with this thrust to “leave no one behind”, UNOPS has ensured social inclusion of young people in the ZIRP infrastructure rehabilitation projects. This is enforced through recruitment policy and monitored through ESS assessments. Recruitment policy for […]

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UNOPS promotes social inclusion in its projects implementation

The United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy provides the foundation for sustainable and transformative progress on disability inclusion through all pillars of the work of the United Nations. Through the Strategy, the organizations of the United Nations system reaffirm that the full and complete realization of the human rights of all persons with disabilities is an […]

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