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The Kimberley Process Dance with Zimbabwe

Compiled by Shamiso Mtisi-Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (KP CSC Coordinator) History of KPCS Involvement in Zimbabwe and Key events Zimbabwe was one of the founding members of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) in 2002. A scheme that was established in line with several United Nations Security Council and General …

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How it all started: ZELA’s Background and Growth Trajectory

Compiled by Mutuso Dhliwayo-Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association This is a continuation of last week’s edition which can be accessed here ORGANISATIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ZELA ‘s breakthrough in terms of laying the foundation for organizational growth and development came in 2003 when it received an institutional grant from the Ford …

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How it all started: ZELA’s Background and Growth Trajectory

Compiled by Mutuso Dhliwayo-Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association THE BEGINNING Today the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) is a well-established[1] public interest environmental law organization that works to promote democracy, good governance and sustainable development using natural resources as a framework.  But how did this all come about? This section chronicles …

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Why the proposed ban of wildlife trade does not make sense to developing countries: The role of trade in maintaining healthy wildlife populations

By Nobuhle Mabhikwa-Zimbabwe Environmental Law AssociationB In the last series of the blog I shared how the ban of wildlife trade does not make sense to developing countries. The focus was on how communities who depend  on revenue generated from the ban would be affected  if this happened. In this …

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