We are excited and proud to release our Development Aid from People to People in Zimbabwe Progress Report 2022.
The report provides an insight into the work of DAPP Zimbabwe over the past year, including our shared commitment to protect the planet, build communities and support people by connecting them with others, unleashing their potential for positive change and action.
We take this opportunity to extend a big THANK YOU to all our partners, for your support.
DAPP Zimbabwe Annual Report 2022
DAPP Zimbabwe has launched the Building Community-led Resilience through Climate Change Adaptation Actions in Makoni District, funded by CISU through UFF-Humana. The intervention aims to build resilience among 200 smallholder farmers particularly women and those affected with TB and /or HIV from wards 12 and 16 in Makoni District.
Speaking during the official launch at Makoni Rural District town hall, DAPP Zimbabwe Country Director Luckson Soda said the new actions build on the current TC TB project and will increase household incomes, food and nutrition security.
“This project will promote the adoption of climate-smart agricultural techniques through asset creation of gardens, installation of solar powered borehole and drip irrigation technology and rearing of small livestock production among the 200 smallholder farmers”.
Luckson Soda added that the initiatives align with the National Development Strategy 1, which mainstreams climate change at community level as well as contributes towards SDG 13-on climate action.
Speaking at the same occasion, DAPP Zimbabwe Programmes Director Ruth Makumbe stated that DAPP’s interventions are possible because the organization works with all local leaders and community members.
“We identify ourselves with people, live with the people, together we identify problems and become part of the solution together. We have dedicated and devoted cadres represented here as a People to People organization, ready to work with communities and their leadership, government, and other key stakeholders to transform people’s lives”.
Still, at the same event, guest of honor Makoni District Development Coordinator (DDC) Edwin Mashindi applauded DAPP Zimbabwe for complementing the government’s efforts in attaining Vision 2030 on food and nutrition security and improved household economies.
“I am happy to see a project that we worked together from proposal development to today coming to fruition. These actions anchor on agriculture which is a key driver of Zimbabwe’s Vision 2030 of building resilience to climate shocks by smallholder farmers. As the DDC we support initiatives that align with the National Development Strategy 1(NDS1) which mainstream climate change at community level and these actions are one of them”.
Given the platform to speak during the launch, the beneficiaries welcomed the new actions and promised to work together with DAPP, relevant government departments, public and private sectors for improved livelihoods.
Development Aid from People to people (DAPP) has launched the Cook Stoves Project in Chivi District targeting 30 000 households .The project is aimed at improving people’s lives while making a big contribution to fighting climate change.
In many rural homes women cook for their families using open fires which are unhealthy, dangerous, and a major contributor to carbon emissions worldwide. DAPP Country Representative Luckson Soda says “As DAPP Zimbabwe we are promoting the adoption, access and use of a new cleaner, healthier and more efficient COOKSTOVE to improve the lives of the people, in particular women and children” He added that the program provides cookstoves components at no cost to households and recipients are trained on how to install, maintain and repair the stoves to ensure longevity of use and adoption. ”
The project will have a significant impact for thousands of households in Chivi who will require less firewood to cook and reduced the exposure to smoke and harmful greenhouse gases. Women using a clean cookstove regain their health and enhance their productivity in their communities.
The project has significant sustainable development impact across climate, health, social and economic empowerment.
DAPP Zimbabwe is also implementing similar Cookstove projects in Mutasa, Chimanimani and Makoni Districts of Manicaland province.
Cookstoves start in Chivi district