Resource Centre for Research and Development

Our research and publications are significant contributors to the development process in Masvingo Province and Zimbabwe resulting in public policy and practice that is accountable to local people and utilizes indigenous knowledge systems.

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Extractives, Water and Land Management

We believe that benefits that are derived from the extractives industries in Masvingo e.g. in mining must trickledown and benefit local communities within their vicinities and the same time resources like land and water must be sustainably and equitably distributed in communities. We support advocacy and capacity building of communities and local government on extractives, water and land rights

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Climate Change Adaptation

We support work that helps individuals, communities, organizations and natural systems to deal with those consequences of climate change that cannot be avoided. It involves taking practical actions to manage risks from climate impacts, protect communities and strengthen the resilience of the local economy in Masvingo. Human activities contribute to climate change by causing changes in Earth’s atmosphere in the amounts of greenhouse gases, aerosols (small particles), and cloudiness.

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Local Government Transparency and Community Debt Management

We support anti-corruption and transparency initiatives in Masvingo. Transparency at local government level can be realized when local citizens meaningfully participate in public policy processes and municipal level this ensures that resources are effectively utilized towards effective service delivery in light of this Macrad Trust works in Advocacy for transparency in local service delivery. More so Citizens have a role to play in budgetary processes and debt management it is within this thinking that we implement our programs.

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