UK in Zimbabwe

UK in Zimbabwe British Embassy Harare represents the United Kingdom in Zimbabwe. British Embassy Harare's main priorities in Zimbabwe are as follows: - Helping create economic reform and sustainable development in Zimbabwe - Supporting democracy in Zimbabwe - Supporting development in Zimbabwe - increasing business with Zimbabwe

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“We will remember them”: Important notice about the Remembrance Sunday service this year in Harare.
06/11/2020

“We will remember them”:

Important notice about the Remembrance Sunday service this year in Harare.

These #UKaid-supported cash transfers are in the form of e-vouchers - this modality helps maintain purchasing power so f...
04/11/2020

These #UKaid-supported cash transfers are in the form of e-vouchers - this modality helps maintain purchasing power so families are able to meet their most urgent food needs. The 🇬🇧is proud to work with our 🇿🇼partners to ensure families eat nutritious and diverse meals.

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04/11/2020

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Ambassador Melanie Robinson blogs below after her Skype conversation with Zimbabwean novelist, playwright and filmmaker,...
30/10/2020

Ambassador Melanie Robinson blogs below after her Skype conversation with Zimbabwean novelist, playwright and filmmaker, Tsitsi Dangarembga.

I’m halfway through This Mournable Body. From ‘I was not sorry when my brother died’ to Tambudzai’s self-loathing for failing to take advantage of her ‘opportunity’, why did Tsitsi choose to make her characters so uncompromising?

She says they reflect the tough conditions so many Zimbabwean women faced growing up in Rhodesia & Zimbabwe, and speak to universal issues. Tsitsi changed literature for good when she made a girl like herself the central character in Nervous Conditions.

Before that, she had only read one book with a black African girl in it (The African Child). She wanted to encourage young girls to take advantage of opportunities opening up in newly independent Zimbabwe.

As the daughter of a mother who was an ambitious feminist in a patriarchal, conservative culture, Tsitsi was aware of the contradictions in life from the start. Her latest book reminds us there's much to do for gender equality & how hard it is for women to go out on a limb.

On creating a vibrant and competitive film industry, as some African countries are beginning to do, Tsitsi’s arguments chimed with Tendai Chitima : tell good, human, aspirational stories. Development films in the 80s/90s made the problems the subject, killing black aspiration.

Politically-commandeered films fail to assert the best of our humanity. ‘Communication is the nervous system of a country’, Tsitsi says. That’s why literature, good film and journalism are so important. #DefendMediaFreedom.

Tsitsi feels euphoria at what #BLM has achieved. But all movements need structures and resources to succeed. The UK’s ‘surprising’ inclusion and diversity rules for arts funding were the way to go, she says. And her publication story shows why you must never give up.

Her Nervous Conditions manuscript had been languishing at Women’s Press in London for several years when she decided she ‘might as well’ chase it down. She took things into her own hands with This Mournable Body, posting excerpts on Facebook. Talent and determination won.

27/10/2020

Do you need some inspiration to finish your Chevening application?

Here's our ambassador Melanie Robinson urging you on to beat the November 3 deadline

Chevening Awards (FCDO)

“Sanctions are a response to human rights violations. They don’t target ordinary citizens. The UK is on the side of the ...
26/10/2020

“Sanctions are a response to human rights violations. They don’t target ordinary citizens. The UK is on the side of the Zimbabwean people. In 2020-21 we’re providing 176m USD aid - reducing poverty, fighting #COVID19, standing up for human rights & the rule of law.” -Ambassador Melanie Robinson.

Here’s a notice from the British embassy 🇬🇧 in Harare on this year’s Remembrance Day commemorations.Keep an eye on our U...
26/10/2020
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Here’s a notice from the British embassy 🇬🇧 in Harare on this year’s Remembrance Day commemorations.

Keep an eye on our UKinZimbabwe Facebook and Twitter pages for more news.

NOTICE:

Due to COVID-19, the Legion Harare Branch and the Athol Evans Complex have taken the very difficult decision not to hold their annual Remembrance Sunday service at The Athol Evans Chapel this year.

The British Ambassador to Zimbabwe Melanie Robinson invites you all to join her, from your homes, in observing a two-minute silence at 11 am on November 8th instead.

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We pursue our national interests and project the UK as a force for good in the world. We promote the interests of British citizens, safeguard the UK’s security, defend our values, reduce poverty and tackle global challenges with our international partners. FCDO is a ministerial department, support...

Black History Month: Panashe Muzambe- from Zimbabwe🇿🇼 to the Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 rugby team.‬‪“I may have been the first bl...
26/10/2020
From Zimbabwe to the Scotland rugby team

Black History Month: Panashe Muzambe- from Zimbabwe🇿🇼 to the Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 rugby team.‬

‪“I may have been the first black woman to play for Scotland, but it's my job to make sure I'm not the last.”‬

‪#SportIsGreat ‬
‪#BlackHistoryMonth ‬

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/scotland/54672958

Panashe Muzambe tells her incredible story from a Zimbabwe girl to the first black woman to play rugby for Scotland.

24/10/2020
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Gain a world class education. Expand your network. Change your life. Apply for a #Chevening Scholarship before 3 November at 12:00 GMT: chevening.org/apply

23/10/2020
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21/10/2020

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16/10/2020
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New service alert!

Learn English on WhatsApp with us

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Would you like to receive free English songs, stories and audio lessons on WhatsApp for children? We’d like to help parents and teachers in Zimbabwe use WhatsApp to support children’s learning.

Join our Learn English on WhatsApp service, by tapping this link on your mobile phone https://wa.me/27600789309?text=Hi or sending the message 'Hi' to +27 60 078 9309 .

The service is free to join, you only pay your normal mobile data charges.

#UKaid🇬🇧 is proud to be supporting LFSPZim on this project.
16/10/2020

#UKaid🇬🇧 is proud to be supporting LFSPZim on this project.

15/10/2020

“Since 2012 #UKaid has reached 600,000 people through UNICEF Zimbabwe WASH programmes in Mutasa, Buhera, Makoni & Mutare” – Ambassador Melanie Robinson spoke to Diamond FM 📻 on #GlobalHandwashingDay.

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ICYMI: this UK-supported 🇬🇧LFSPZim programme helped farmers with irrigation so they can grow more bananas 🍌🍌🍌, beans 🌱🌱 ...
14/10/2020

ICYMI: this UK-supported 🇬🇧LFSPZim programme helped farmers with irrigation so they can grow more bananas 🍌🍌🍌, beans 🌱🌱 & orange maize🌽🌽🌽. They have plans for coffee ☕️ too #betternutrition #climateresilience

LINK to The Manica Post 🗞 https://bit.ly/374DNec

13/10/2020

WATCH: this video by UK in South Africa and replace South Africa 🇿🇦 with Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 for answers to the question of eligibility for a #Chevening scholarship.

APPLY here: www.chevening.org/apply

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REPORT: Pfumvudza increases yields by 700 percent Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office📑@Review and Mail
13/10/2020

REPORT: Pfumvudza increases yields by 700 percent

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

📑@Review and Mail

11/10/2020
11/10/2020

Girls can do EVERYTHING!

Here's why the UK 🇬🇧backs and invests in girls' education 📚 in #Zimbabwe and around the world 👇

#InternationalDayoftheGirlChild

Heads of Mission of Australia, Canada, the Delegation of the European Union, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, S...
10/10/2020

Heads of Mission of Australia, Canada, the Delegation of the European Union, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom issue this statement in #Zimbabwe on the abolition of the #DeathPenalty

08/10/2020
“Thanks Carol. I totally agree. Tsitsi Dangarembga’s right to peaceful protest is guaranteed under Zimbabwe’s constituti...
07/10/2020
Charges against Tsitsi Dangarembga must be dropped, argue writers

“Thanks Carol. I totally agree. Tsitsi Dangarembga’s right to peaceful protest is guaranteed under Zimbabwe’s constitution and must be upheld. I’ve been making this point in Tsitsi’s case and others strongly to the authorities. I will continue to do so and follow the case closely.” -Ambassador Melanie Robinson.

The Zimbabwean novelist, shortlisted for this year’s Booker prize for This Mournable Body, is accused of intending to incite public violence in Harare

#UKaid🇬🇧 is helping Zimbabwean farmers build their climate change resilience 🌏 by funding this project to improve the up...
07/10/2020

#UKaid🇬🇧 is helping Zimbabwean farmers build their climate change resilience 🌏 by funding this project to improve the uptake of drip irrigation, a water-saving irrigation method.

#standingbythepeopleofZimbabwe

“Proud to have supported the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission  consultations on access to documentation. Enquiry is a vi...
05/10/2020
Urgent Attention To Acquisition Of Identity Documents Needed: ZHRC

“Proud to have supported the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission consultations on access to documentation. Enquiry is a vital first step to ensuring people have basic #documentation to access key services in line with the #Zimbabwe constitution.

Hope that the @zhrc365 recommendations will have lasting impact influencing policy law and practice on access to documentation and respect for s. 35 (3) of the #zimbabwe constitution” - Cate Turton, Director of Development

https://t.co/4SDYwoA9Yh

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has called for urgent responses to address challenges faced by citizens in securing identification documents. ZHR

What are your leadership goals? #Chevening can help you achieve them! Join Chevening Awards (FCDO)’s 53000+ strong alumn...
05/10/2020

What are your leadership goals? #Chevening can help you achieve them! Join Chevening Awards (FCDO)’s 53000+ strong alumni & worldwide leadership today

APPLY here: chevening.org/apply

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Greening the future: University of Free State PhD student Emmie Chiyindiko from Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 talks green chemistry 🧪, tra...
05/10/2020

Greening the future: University of Free State PhD student Emmie Chiyindiko from Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 talks green chemistry 🧪, travelling to Cheltenham 🇬🇧 and why recycling ♻️ isn’t enough;

My research looks into how we can make industrial processes more efficient, ultimately reducing the carbon footprint. This branch of social and environmentally conscious chemistry is termed “green chemistry”. Green chemistry applies across the entire life cycle of a chemical product, including its design, manufacture, use, and ultimate discarding. The objective of my research is to reduce pollution at its source by minimizing time and material required to produce energy. I hope to achieve this by studying the synergy between electro analysis and computational chemistry of novel catalysts (materials that speed up chemical reactions).

Phasing out the use of chlorofluorocarbons

Since the Industrial Revolution, human sources of carbon dioxide emissions have been growing. Green chemistry fulfills a fundamental and crosscutting role that is essential to the critical pathway toward sustainability. Green chemistry, or sustainable chemistry, involves developing chemical reactions that give rise to new products and processes that meet sustainability goals, such as becoming more energy-efficient, and reducing the amount of waste or harmful matter found in the environment. Some important examples of green chemistry include phasing out the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in refrigerants, which have played a role in creating the ozone hole and use of catalytic converters in motor vehicles.

Best science communicator

I got into Chemistry because of my innate and unquenchable desire to figure out how the universe works. I have always been inquisitive. I was named the national winner and best science communicator in the FameLab 2018 competition supported by British Council. I went on to represent South Africa in the international finals on an all-expense paid trip to Cheltenham, UK. I have received many accolades in my field, including winning our institutional three-minute thesis competition (3MT) and best conference posters but FameLab comes top. I got to travel, meet national finalists from all over the world and build long-lasting professional relationships.

A global problem

Responding to climate change will involve reducing the flow of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and changing aspects of our lifestyle to adapt to the existential climate challenges. Behavioral change like recycling and cycling to the nearby store instead of driving will help, but that alone is not enough. This is because climate change is a global problem with economic, social, political and moral ramifications, the solution will require both a united globally-coordinated response.

Renewable energy potential

Zimbabwe’s heavy reliance on fossil fuels in the transport and energy sector is highly correlated to increased carbon emission. Zimbabwe would benefit from moving away from coal-related investments and instead focus on tapping the potential of renewable energy, such as solar. The clock is ticking on climate change, the world cannot afford to waste more time, and a bold, decisive, ambitious way forward needs to be agreed.

02/10/2020

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Julian Braithwaite is UK 🇬🇧 Permanent Representative at the WTO and UN in Geneva. Read Full Statement here 👉🏾 http://bit...
02/10/2020

Julian Braithwaite is UK 🇬🇧 Permanent Representative at the WTO and UN in Geneva.

Read Full Statement here 👉🏾 http://bit.ly/3cHrWnn

01/10/2020
30/09/2020
#UKaid🇬🇧 supports LFSPZim to implement programmes like #pfumvudza/Intwasa that focus on poverty reduction through improv...
30/09/2020

#UKaid🇬🇧 supports LFSPZim to implement programmes like #pfumvudza/Intwasa that focus on poverty reduction through improved food security among small holder farmers and rural communities in 🇿🇼.

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