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.

What’s required to initiate the Process?

  • Protecting traditional knowledge and ensuring fair and equitable benefit sharing.
  • Ensuring the responsible implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing.
  • Supporting communities who want to engage negotiations with government , private sector and other communities on land disputes

The Kind of Deliverables You Should Expect

  • Defending the rights of communities to their genetic resources and traditional knowledge, including the protection and revitalization of that knowledge.
  • Providing information, training and assistance on including through the development of community protocols, and by facilitating dialogue with other actors.
  • Providing technical input into the development of local government frameworks and engaging with national and international policy processes to ensure that community rights remain a central part of the discussions on land and extractives