Report:Is Zimbabwe prepared to reap from the BRICs Investments? read more Research and Advocacy Programme to Promote Management of Natural Resources for Sustainable Development read more

PUBLICATION (i) ; (ii) Socio-economic and Environmental Impacts of gold mining with examples from Penhalonga Manicaland Province Zimbabwe


Report: Challenges and future prospects of the mining sector in Zimbabwe read more

Will Zimbabwe lift the ban on DTZ-OZGEO Mining Activities along Mutare River in Penhalonga ?
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CRD Press Release on attempts to lift ban on River bed mining along Mutare River read more
Government laxity over the deteriorating state of affairs in the diamond mining operations in Manicaland Province raises eyebrows Press Statement by the CRD: February 2015 read more
Civic Education to Promote Human Rights.Democracy, and Positive Peace.
The Centre for Research and Development’s (CRD) Civic Education Programme (CEP) covers the Province of Manicaland in Zimbabwe.CRD embarked on this programme in 2005 and carried out several workshops in the following districts of Mutasa South, Mutasa Central, Mutare central, Mutare South and Makoni west. In 2009 CRD expanded this outreach programme to include Nyanga and Chimanimani districts.The program mainly targets rural communities with the objective of helping to reduce political violence and build sustainable peace in these communities. The programme’s target groups are Traditional Leadership Institutions, Community leaders, Church leaders, Councillors, Political parties, Government representatives, women, youth and other Non Governmental Organizations or developmental partners working in these more
CRD Research and Advocacy Programme is premised on the need to promote management of natural resources that leads to sustainable socio-economic development. The research component is intended to establish the natural resource endowment and to identify best practices in the use of these resources. The advocacy component is intended to disseminate the research findings, appraising policy makers and informing the public about the resource endowment. The advocacy component is also meant to educate the public at large on sustainable development concepts and also advising on best natural resource use and management more
Unique Features of CRD
Apart from contributing to the body of knowledge, CRD does action research which guides policy and interventions that promote management of natural resources for sustainable development of comunities in Zimbabwe.Conflicts associated with resource mismanagement has severed the lives of rural communities in Zimbabwe. Hundreds of artisanal miners have perished whilst thousands have suffered severe injuries after being caught panning for diamonds and gold. The Center mobilizes communities to collectively engage government and policy makers on resource management to ensure multiplication of benefits for the communities whilst at the same time safeguarding the environment.CRD also work with communities in formulating peace building strategies or models that are rooted in local knowledge in order to achieve positive peace and more

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Notable Achievements
CRD was instrumental in bringing human rights abuses that took place in Chiadzwa diamond fields to the attention of the national, regional and international community through the KPCS. This culminated in international outrage, with several governments and international organizations calling on the Zimbabwean authorities to refrain from using violence against artisanal miners and Marange villagers. In 2009 CRD received the Crisis Coalition award for Outstanding Work in Promoting Democracy and Good Governance in Zimbabwe. ... read more

Promoting natural resource management through partnerships with educational institutions
CRD is engaging academic institutions for partnerships in research whose outcome is critical in disseminating information on the impacts of resource exploitation in the communities. The research findings will also influence policy to ensure the incorporation of sustainable development concepts in the curricular at all levels. This partnership with institutions of higher learning will ensure quality of research projects and provide platforms for sustainable development . more.

Economic governance for sustainable management of natural resources
In order to reduce the economic benefits gap between the rich and poor in natural resource management CRD is lobbying government to implement sound macro economic policies that promote the sovereign rights of communities to resources and also increasing public-private partnerships in the exploitation of natural resources.CRD is also advocating for an increased role of civil society to monitor public policy management in order to monitor corruption and abuse of power by the more..









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