Capacity Building and Knowledge Management for GEFSGP Grantees and Stakeholders
Capacity Building and Knowledge Management for GEFSGP Grantees and Stakeholders
a) Type of organization
? Community-based organization (CBO)
? Civil society organization (CSO), including academic/training institution
? Others (describe the nature of the organization) _____________

In addition, choose one or more of the following as appropriate:
?Indigenous Peoples organization
?Women’s group
?Youth Group
?Persons with Disabilities group

b) Length of existence and project management experience if any:

ZELA has over 19 years’ experience in the natural resources governance sector in Zimbabwe and within the region. ZELA’s programming is guided by its new strategic plan (2020-2024) and this strategic plan is made up of five key strategic programming/thematic areas of programming namely: Extractive Industries (mining, oil, and gas), Land and Natural Resources, Climate Change and Energy Governance, Responsible Investments and Business and Service Delivery Governance programmes. ZELA uses several strategies to achieve its objectives. These are not limited to research, litigation, community training and capacity building, conflict resolution, advocacy, including coordinating coalitions on natural resources management at the national, regional, and international levels. The organisation’ strategic plan is complimented by sub operational strategies that include the; Chinese Investments Engagement strategy, the Africa Institute for Environmental Law strategy, and the regional strategy. ZELA has over the year successfully provided technical support to development of environmental management bylaws to rural districts such as Zvimba, Beitbridge, Insiza, Mutare, Kariba and Hurungwe Rural District Council.

ZELA adopts a pro-poor people perspective and a rights-based participatory approach to policy development and capacitation of community groups . Using these approaches, ZELA has previously facilitated consultations of the forest users mainly marginalized or poor people, who rely on forests for livelihoods, and such informed the development of the draft National Forest Policy. ZELA also has extensive experience in working with several community-based organizations in Zimbabwe and these include Mthandazo Women Miners Association, Zimbabwe Diamond Allied Workers Union among others. ZELA has facilitated the establishment and registration of over 40 community-based natural resources management organizations in Harare Metropolitan, Manicaland, Matabeleland South, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East and Midlands provinces. As part of its model to support community structure, ZELA also has experience in training smallholder farmers in Bikita, Insiza, Matobo, capacitated on climate change resilience and farmers rights. The organisation has also capacitated various poor or marginalised communities on wildlife issues, to help them mitigate climate-change induced human and wildlife conflict using chilli-technologies in Binga, Mbire and Kariba. ZELA is currently coordinating the Climate Change Working Group of Zimbabwe.

c) Briefly describe purpose and core activities of the proposing organization/group: include a mission/vision statement as appropriate.
Vision
To be a leading public interest environmental law and justice organisation that safeguards the environment and empowers marginalized citizens and communities in Southern Africa.
Mission
To promote equitable, just, and sustainable environmental and natural resources management and protection of marginalized communities and citizens in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa.

The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) is a public interest environmental law organization operating in Zimbabwe and the Southern Africa region. The organization has two decades’ experience in making notable contributions to the legal, policy and institutional frameworks governing the environment and natural resources sectors for broad based sustainable environmental, and socio-economic development. ZELA’s work has evolved around promotion of environmental rights to a broader natural resource governance agenda that include natural resources including land, water, wildlife, forests, and mineral resources. ZELA is a critical node to all major multistakeholder dialogue on natural resources governance. The organization's capacity to conduct legal, policy and practice relevant research has firmly established it as a critical voice, convenor, and knowledge broker on natural resources governance. An important niche for the organization has been the fact that it works to promote natural resource governance through a legal human rights-based approach lens.
ZELA’s work is mainly anchored on a core group of rights which are reflective of natural resources governance namely Environmental, Economic, Social and Cultural (EESC) rights. As such a large component of the organization involves influencing implementation and reforms within legal and institutional frameworks governing the environment and natural resources sector mainly through research, civic education, and advocacy. ZELA believes that having adequate laws in place and monitoring implementation are the first steps towards good governance of the environment and natural resources.
ZELA uses a five-pronged approach that defines the cornerstone of its work. This is summarized as below:
1. Partnership – ZELA builds and maintains effective diverse partnerships locally, nationally, regionally, and internationally with donors, other Civil Society Organizations, Community Based Organizations advocacy groups, government departments, private sector etc). Through these partnerships the organization strengthens capacities and competencies; drives campaign and builds collaborative synergies including Building grassroots environmental justice movement
2. Research – Continuous generation of knowledge products from analytical, investigative, and exploratory research among others helps ZELA to gather research empirical evidence to influence decisions, laws and policies relating to the environment
3. Impact Litigation – ZELA approaches the courts seeking justice and redress for communities in resource rich regions locally, nationally, or even regionally. The aim to use lawsuits is to generate powerful precedents on environmental protection.
4. Documentation and knowledge management- By using technology and instituting knowledge management, the organisation uses innovative digital tools and produces knowledge products to guide stakeholders (including ZELA staff, CSOs, CBOs, community monitors, youth, and women groups) in collecting and documenting information on key aspects of natural resource governance such as blogs, articles, tweets, docuseries, video-infographics among other emerging tools.
5. Evidence-based technical support for policy and legislative reforms – As an environmental law organization, the law is the bedrock of ZELA’s work.



d) (i) Briefly describe organizational structure, governance, and administrative framework, including staff numbers, roles, etc. Provide an indication of the legal status with any supporting registration/legal documentation as annex. If none, provide an elaboration of its nature of existence. Provide recent audited financial statement if any.





ZELA as a registered Trust in terms of the laws of Zimbabwe, is governed by a Board of Trustees,
that is responsible for upholding good governance and strategic oversight over the organisation. Operational leadership is provided by the Executive Director assisted by the Deputy Director and an Executive Committee. The Executive committee and the management team meet regularly to execute make decisions on the business of the organisation, receive feedback from various stakeholders, ensure appropriate accountability and provide effective leadership. The board meets quarterly, and it is an integral part of annual and mid-year strategic planning and review processes. There is regular communication between the board and senior management to discuss the financial performance of the organisation and strengthen internal controls, as part of financial management. The board and management of ZELA is committed to ensuring that they steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance, and financial management policies, as well as by making sure that the organisation grows with adequate resources to advance its vision and mission.

ZELA is managed on a day-to-day basis, by the Executive Director, who then reports to and is an ex-officio member of the Board. The following departments are under the governance structure:
· Programmes
· Finance and Administration
· Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)
· African institute of environmental law (AIEL)-research arm of ZELA

Attached are the following documents.
1. 2021 ZELA Audited Financial Statement (Annex A)
2. ZELA Deed of Trust (Annex B)
3. ZELA Responsibility or duty matrix (Annex C)


ii) What is your Current Annual budget: USD 3.2 million

iii) Does the organization have a Constitution Certificate of Registration, please attach a copies.
ZELA was legally constituted as a Trust in November 2001 under Notarial Deed of Trust MA1669/2001.


iv) Has the organisation received a previous grant from other sources? If yes, indicate in the table provided below; If No, place N/A in the table below:

Name of Project Name of Funder Amount of Grant (US$) Year
Strengthening Biodiversity and Ecosystems Management and Climate-Smart Landscapes in the Mid to Lower Zambezi Region of Zimbabwe.
Sub Grant Title: Community Education and Outreach: Raising awareness about illegal wildlife trade, forest management and climate change in Mbire and Muzarabani Districts UNDP Small Grants 25, 000 February 2021
MAPs to promote the right to a healthy environment for children affected by environmental degradation by the extractive industries in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. Terre des hommes Germany eV and BMZ 120, 000 11/01/2020 – 12/31/2023
Engaging Youth, Utilizing Media, and Strengthening Judiciary Capacity in Zimbabwe to Achieve Environmental Justice True Cost Initiative (TCI) 50, 000 2021


e) Describe previous experience relevant to the proposed project, including activities related to global environmental issues; or experience with projects that focus on sustainable development at community level.

ZELA has wealthy of experience in capacity building, facilitating stakeholder workshops, knowledge management and conducting evaluations on programmes and projects responding to global environmental issues and sustainable development. ZELA’s experience in these areas is informed by the philosophy to ZELA ‘s work which is anchored on a core group of rights that are reflective of natural resources governance namely Environmental, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (EESCR). In 2020, ZELA capacitated over 40 community-based organisations (CBOs) and CSOs through work done from ZELA interventions that also include partnerships, alliances, and coalitions. To achieve its mission, ZELA thus uses various strategies which include capacity building, convening multistakeholder workshops and policy dialogues, producing documentaries, knowledge management and continuous programme and project monitoring, evaluation, and learning. Our work spans over helping poor communities to assert and claim their environmental, economic, social, and cultural rights within the natural resources and environmental sector. We also seek to ensure that environmental and natural resources management policies, strategies and legal frameworks respond positively to the needs of marginalized women, men and youths living in urban and rural communities. Our work cuts across different environmental sectors such as mining, forest management, wildlife management, water management and provision of adequate social and environmental services in urban areas that is safe and adequate drinking water, shelter, energy, waste management services and land for urban agriculture, among others. The following are some of the projects attesting to ZELA ‘s previous experience relevant to the proposed project:

Promoting women-led responsible, traceable, safe and profitable Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining - with financial support from European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM) from2019 to date, ZELA implementing a project titled Promoting women-led responsible, traceable, safe and profitable Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining by Mthandazo Women Miners Association in Zimbabwe. The project seeks to promote women-led responsible, traceable, safe, and profitable artisanal and small-scale gold mining by Mthandazo Women Miners Association in Gwanda District. ZELA has built the capacity of Mthandazo Women Miners Association, legally registered as a Trust, to secure collective economic empowerment of women miners, millers, and traders. The group now runs a Gold Service Centre anchored on human rights due diligence assessments and traceability actions in the gold supply chain. ZELA trained government stakeholders like Zimbabwe School of Mines, Environmental Management Agency, Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission and Ministry of Mines and Mining Development on international best practices on responsible sourcing such as the OECD standards.
Digging for Equality Project: - ZELA is leading the implementation of IMPACT’s Digging for Equality project which aims to improve security, gender equality, and women's empowerment in the artisanal mining sectors across three countries—Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda and Zimbabwe. In this project ZELA is working with women working in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASSGM) sector to tackle the barriers that they face with respect to achieving full gender equality. ZELA is building the capacity of Midlands the Zvishavane Women Miners Association and the Mberengwa Miners Association to upscale gender equality through empowering women miners who are members of their associations through access to financing and assistance with registration of mining claims owned by women. Some of the project interventions include capacity building of women miners on Environment Impact Assessments to assess the Impacts of the mining activities on the environment and on climate change. The project aims to achieve a gender inclusive cooperative mining model that facilitates women’s participation in decision making, take into consideration the economic needs and interests of its women members, as well as women in the sector.

Zimbabwe Alternative Mining Indaba- ZELA convenes an annual multi stakeholder dialogue which brings together poor communities affected by natural resources extraction, especially women and youth, civil society organizations (CSOs), faith-based organizations (FBOs), social movements, small scale miners, academia, traditional leaders, local government, Community Share Ownership Trusts (CSOTs), relevant government ministries, departments and agencies, business entities, academia and media aimed at setting a national and regional agenda on mining and sustainable development. ZAMI’s signature objective is to create a multistakeholder partnership that ensures the participatory formulation and implementation of policies that enable equitable and sustainable socio-economic development hinged on natural resources exploitation. The platform also serves as a capacity building and evaluation space where partners like the Zimbabwe Climate Change Working Group (ZCCWG), a collection of Civil Society Organizations and individuals operating as a Working Group, train government and communities on climate change transformation and advocate for climate justice, good climate governance, climate change awareness and concrete climate action. Evaluation of performance of key natural resources sectors is conducted through parliament led sessions focusing on agriculture and climate; energy and infrastructure; biodiversity and ecosystems; youths and children; gender and climate; health and climate.



Environmental Child Rights Campaign: Realizing the impacts of environmental destruction and climate change on young people, their marginalization and how they are disproportionately affected, ZELA is mobilizing young people around the world to share their concerns and the environment they envision through the My Planet My Rights campaign. Terre des hommes and its Zimbabwean partners last year launched this ambitious global campaign calling on governments to recognize children's right to a healthy environment. These organizations include ZELA, Regional Network of Children and Young People Trust, Citizen Child, Coalition Against Child Labour in Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe National Council for the Welfare of Children, Childline Zimbabwe, Scripture Union Zimbabwe, Real Opportunities for Transformation Support, Musasa, and Community Arts Project. Through this campaign, ZELA is urging governments to recognize children's right to a healthy environment through the adoption of a resolution on the human right to a healthy environment and an Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This has seen the organizations running a global online petition which will be delivered to the UN Secretary General and the Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child during the General Assembly this year to prompt Member States to act. At least 90, 654 people have signed the petition. The organisation has also managed to train journalists on environmental child rights reporting including how they can incorporate child sensitive journalism in the environmental discourse. the organisation has also ensured that these continue gaining knowledge on sustainable development aspects. Some of them have also been roped in for further capacity building and are now undergoing training on investigative wildlife crime being supported by Wildeye through Oxpeckers.

Zimbabwe Biodiversity Economy Assessment- At the request of Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry (MECTHI) through Africa Wildlife Foundation (AWF) ZELA is currently a consultant in an assessment at the request of the Ministry of Environment to produce the State of the Biodiversity Economy in Zimbabwe report. The report describes the current and potential value of biodiversity to the Zimbabwean economy and people. It provides a baseline that clearly outlines the main elements of Zimbabwe’s biodiversity economy, it will raise the visibility of nature’s contributions to people, and it will foster responsible use of biodiversity. In addition, the report identifies opportunities and constraints of biodiversity-focused investments in identified subsectors and advise on some of the steps required by government to help realise these opportunities and ensure that such investments are responsible. The report also advises on a framework for natural capital accounting to keep track of changes in biodiversity, ecosystem services and their benefits over time.





f) Please indicate the organization’s prior engagement with GEF SGP (e.g., grantee, partner, etc), i.e. Has the organization received a previous grant from the GEF Small Grants Programme? (Yes) (No). If yes, complete the table below. If NO, insert N/A in the table.

Project Number Project Title & Location Total Grant received Summary of achievements Gaps to be addressed by grant being applied
ZIM/GEF6/ZVBP SMALL GRANTS/2020/09

Project Number: 00107558 Project Title: Strengthening Biodiversity and Ecosystems Management and Climate-Smart Landscapes in the Mid to Lower Zambezi Region of Zimbabwe.

Sub Grant Title: Community Education and Outreach: Raising awareness about illegal wildlife trade, forest management and climate change in Mbire and Muzarabani Districts US$ 25 000.00 (Twenty-Five Thousand United States Dollars) • Villagers who are involved in bee keeping for honey as another alternative means of gaining income, the bees are helping them in cross pollination for their plants. The villagers expressed gratitude towards council rangers who educated villagers on mitigation measures to take in cases were their interface with wild animals.
• Tsotso stove projects initiative seems to be contributing towards preserving trees.
• Nutritional garden (established in 2016 and has 20 members), The garden has managed to increase its crop yields due to improved rainfalls that have been received this year. • Learning and sharing of information among GEFSGP grantees
• Limited advocacy skills on gender and social inclusion.
1. Project Summary

ZELA is proposing to embark on a project to build knowledge management and general capacity of SGP grantees and other stakeholders to address global environmental challenges in collaboration with the GEF SGP Zimbabwe Country office. The scope of the project entails stakeholder workshops at the landscape level, a national stakeholder workshop, evaluation of GEFSGP Operational Phase7, conduct policy dialogues with CSOs and government in preparation of COPs, produce documentary for projects covered under GEF 7 landscapes and capacity building workshops on gender and PWDs sensitization and mainstreaming. The project responds to capacity gaps in GEF SGP grantees pursuing various livelihood projects in different landscapes. While the identified GEF-SGP grantees are implementing various livelihood projects that are in line with the focus areas under the GEF SGP grant, there seem to be limited opportunities for intra learning amongst them. The project therefore seeks to foster intra knowledge sharing on lessons learnt and best practices amongst these implementing organizations. More so the project provides capacitation to GEFSGP grantees in social inclusion. Part of this capacitation will be informed by experiences of some of these GEF SGP grantees (Mthandazo Women Miners Association, Jekesa Pfungwa and the Zimbabwe National Association for Mental Health (ZIMNAMH) working with marginalized women and the disabled. This project will target stakeholders and grantees in Shurugwi, Nyanga, Masvingo, Chimanimani, Gwanda, Kwekwe, Mberengwa, Ruwa, Buhera, Goromonzi, Chipinge, Hurungwe, Mutare and Harare.

2. Project Justification and Baseline

The project responds to capacity and knowledge gaps in GEFSGP grantees in the areas of mainstreaming gender, social inclusion, and knowledge management, broadly. If such capacity gaps are not addressed, they compromise on the GEFSGP theory of change which seeks to effectively demonstrate that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives. The project thus provides a unique opportunity on building capacity of GEF SGP grantees a view of demonstrating how at a local level, inclusive and capable grassroot GEF-SGP grantees are key in promoting sustainable development (development that doesn’t compromise the environment and future needs). The project also addresses the challenge of limited awareness on the GEFSGP funding opportunities and bid by different community-based organization right across Zimbabwe and in such marginal areas as Binga and Chimanimani. Project activities such as workshops will increase awareness on this funding opportunity. More so lessons from the evaluation and as well as such knowledge outputs as the documentary and case studies, which are part of knowledge management, are envisaged to inspire learning among implementing partners as well as motivate other organizations to respond to the call under GEFSGP Phase 7. The project also responds to the global development challenge on the need for innovative and human centered solutions to climate change. The project recognizes that notwithstanding the existence of global framework to influence human development in the form of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is limited knowledge base to show how CBOs are key in promoting sustainable development. The project also responds to the global developmental threat of COVID-19. Poor and marginalized groups have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and has made these groups more susceptible to the adverse impacts of climate change. These include access to food, land, water, and sanitation services. It is there imperative to ensure that vulnerable groups especially women, youth and PWDs build resilient livelihoods through implementation of this project


ZELA will lead the organization and facilitation of two stakeholder workshops running for full day for Binga and Chimanimani Landscapes aimed at sharing on GEFSGP funding opportunities and launching the Call for proposals for GEF Operational Phase 7. These stakeholder workshops will aim to draw on average 30 participants who are gender balanced and also ensure the participation of youths and people with disabilities. To ensure full participation, the workshops will be held locally at the RDC boardroom at Binga and Chimanimani RDC offices respectively. This project will also see the organization and facilitation of a 4-day GEFSGP National stakeholder workshop for SGP grantees proposed to be held in Gweru which is central for all the landscapes and target areas. Participants will be drawn participants from Shurugwi, Nyanga, Masvingo, Chimanimani, Gwanda, Kwekwe, Mberengwa, Ruwa, Buhera, Goromonzi, Chipinge, Hurungwe, Mutare and Harare. ZELA will also conduct an evaluation of GEFSGP Operational Phase7 with a focus of the funded landscapes that include Binga and Chimanimani. Guided by the GEF SGP and UNDP evaluation guidelines, it will borrow from the five criteria laid out in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development – Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) Principles for Evaluation of Development Assistance, as defined in the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) guidelines. The criteria will capture evidence of the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of the project, which can be used to strengthen existing programmes and/or to set the stage for new initiatives. The evaluation questions will address project design and relevance, implementation, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of the funded projects. Key cross cutting issues like gender mainstreaming, PWDS and youth involvement will also be taken into consideration during the evaluation as guided by the GEFSGP. Another key component which the project will address is the documentation of success stories and best practices in the projects covered under GEF 7 landscapes (Binga and Chimanimani). The project will produce documentary for these landscapes based on script agreed to with the GEFSG to ensure coverage of all the important aspects to capture in the documentary. The documentary will comprise of audio, visual and text to ensure that all the target groups have access to this documentary. Audio-visuals and videos will have sub-titles in vernacular, sign language and English languages. In addition to this, the project will produce full color hard copy brochures, soft copies and e-posters on SGP that highlight areas of funding and requirements. For the purposes of visibility, several products will be generated including, branded t-shirts (50), caps (50) and diaries (50) for distribution to National Steering Committee and partners. As a follow up to the Gender Strategy and PWDs Situational Report, the project will conduct a 4-day capacity strengthening workshop for grantees on Gender sensitization & mainstreaming, awareness, analysis tools, gender auditing, gender-based budgeting, policy level training opportunities to help women participate in decision-making forums and disability inclusion. This workshop is proposed to be held in Harare and it will draw participants from Gwanda, Kadoma, Mberengwa, Kwekwe, Ruwa, Mudzi, Buhera, Goromonzi, Chipinge, Hurungwe, Mutare and Harare. Based on ZELAs extensive experience with policy dialogues on climate change issues, the project will organize policy dialogues for the CSOs, and the government as build up activities for COP26 and COP 27. This stream of work will be aimed at establishing and strengthening partnerships between CSOs and government agencies to support environmental convention implementation. The dialogues will be built around global conventions and events such as Conference of Parties of Rio Conventions, UN conferences and other international fora. This dialogue helps CSOs and communities to contribute directly to negotiating position of the country before COP meetings. ZELA will mobilize other civil society organizations through NANGO and the Zimbabwe Climate Change Network and CBOs to participate in the dialogues, planning together with the Ministry of Environment and GEFSGP. Depending on the lockdown situation, COVID 19 protocols will be fully complied with. If the situation does not permit, the organization in consultation with GEFSG and other partners may introduce innovative virtual methods where possible.

3. Project Goal, Objectives, Activities, Outputs and Outcomes

a. Overall Goal: To contribute to knowledge management and capacity building of GEFSGP grantees and other key stakeholders for evidenced demonstration of environmentally responsible and gender inclusive community actions towards sustainable livelihoods.

b. Specific objectives:

? Specific Objective 1: Organize and facilitate stakeholder workshops for GEFSGP partners and stakeholders at the national and landscape levels.

? Specific Objective 2: Conduct an evaluation of GEFSGP Operational Phase7 with a focus of the funded landscapes that include Binga and Chimanimani.

? Specific Objective 3: Produce knowledge products for projects covered under GEF 7 landscapes (Binga and Chimanimani).

? Specific Objective 4: Capacity strengthening of targeted grantees on Gender and PWDs sensitization & mainstreaming to support women to participate in decision-making forums and disability inclusion.

? Specific Objective 5: Convene CSO and government policy dialogues in preparation for COPs to establish and strengthen partnerships between CSOs and government agencies to support environmental convention implementation.


c. Activities:

? Activity 1.1: Organize and conduct 2 stakeholder workshops for Binga and Chimanimani Landscapes aimed at sharing on GEFSGP funding opportunities and launching the Call for proposals for GEF Operational Phase 7. Each workshop will be conducted for 1 day and with 30 participants.

? Activity 1.2: Organize and facilitate a 4-day GEFSGP National stakeholder workshop for SGP grantees that will be held in Gweru. The participants will be drawn from the following projects.

? Activity 2.1: Conduct an evaluation of GEFSGP Operational Phase7 with a focus of the funded landscapes that include Binga and Chimanimani.

? Activity 3.1: Produce documentary for projects covered under GEF 7 landscapes (Binga and Chimanimani).

? Activity 3.2: Produce best Practice case studies on Innovation programmes that include: 4 Women led projects, 4 ASGM projects and 2 PWDs projects.

? Activity 3.3: Produce 500 brochures on SGP that highlight areas of funding and requirements.

? Activity 3.4: Produce products for the National Steering Committee and partners - t-shirts (50), caps (50) and diaries (50).

? Activity 4.1: Conduct 4-day capacity strengthening workshop for grantees on Gender sensitization & mainstreaming, awareness, analysis tools, gender auditing, gender-based budgeting, policy level training opportunities to help women participate in decision-making forums and disability inclusion.

? Activity 5.1: Organize and facilitate CSO and government policy dialogues in preparation for COPs to establish and strengthen partnerships between CSOs and government agencies to support environmental convention implementation.

d. Project Outputs:

? Output 1: At least 90 stakeholders and grantees take part in stakeholder workshops for GEFSGP in Chimanimani, Binga and Gweru.

? Output 2: An evaluation report of GEFSGP Operational Phase7 with a focus of the funded landscapes that include Binga and Chimanimani is produced.

? Output 3: A single documentary for projects covered under GEF 7 landscapes (Binga and Chimanimani) is produced, document best practice case studies on Innovation programmes for 10 projects, 500 brochures on SGP that highlight areas of funding and requirements, and 50 t-shirts, 50 caps and 50 diaries produced.

? Output 4: At least 50 participants from GEFSGP grantees are capacitated on Gender and PWDs sensitization & mainstreaming in support of women to participate in decision-making forums and disability inclusion conducted in Harare.

? Output 5: At least 100 participants take part in CSOs and government policy dialogues in preparation for COPs to establish and strengthen partnerships between CSOs and government agencies to support environmental convention implementation conducted.

e. Project Outcome:
? The grantees respond to GEF Operational phase 7 with project portfolios with initiatives that advance local community resilience to climate change, conservation, and sustainable use of ecosystems.


































Table 1 - Results Framework: (This is the most important part of the project proposal. Please take your time and use the guidelines provided)


GOAL
(Every project should
have one goal) OBJECTIVES ACTIVITIES
(activities must contribute to the achievement of objectives. Sometimes it takes more than one activity to achieve an objective) INDICATORS FOR PLANNED ACTIONS OUTPUTS OUTCOME

To contribute to knowledge management and capacity building of GEFSGP grantees and other key stakeholders for evidenced demonstration of environmentally responsible and gender inclusive community actions towards sustainable livelihoods. (i) Organize and facilitate stakeholder workshops for GEFSGP partners and stakeholders at the national and landscape levels.

1.1 Organize and conduct 2 stakeholder workshops for Binga and Chimanimani Landscapes aimed at sharing on GEFSGP funding opportunities and launching the Call for proposals for GEF Operational Phase 7. Each workshop will be conducted for 1 day and with 30 participants.

1.2: Organize and facilitate a 4-day GEFSGP National stakeholder workshop for SGP grantees that will be held in Gweru. The participants will be drawn from the following projects.
Baseline:
• Some of the grantees know of GEF funding
• The level of GEF knowledge and understanding to be determined before the activity on whether the participant is a current or aspiring grantee
Target:
• 2 stakeholder workshops with 30 participants each conducted
• A single 4-day workshop with 45 participants conducted - At least 105 stakeholders and grantees take part in stakeholder workshops for GEFSGP in Chimanimani, Binga and Gweru. ? The grantees respond to GEF Operational phase 7 with project portfolios with initiatives that advance local community resilience to climate change, conservation, and sustainable use of ecosystems.


















(ii) Conduct an evaluation of GEFSGP Operational Phase7 with a focus of the funded landscapes that include Binga and Chimanimani.

2.1 Conduct an evaluation of GEFSGP Operational Phase7 with a focus of the funded landscapes that include Binga and Chimanimani.
Baseline:
• 0
• …………….
Target:
• One(1) GEFSGP Operational Phase7 evaluation report produced An evaluation report of GEFSGP Operational Phase7 with a focus of the funded landscapes that include Binga and Chimanimani is produced.
(iii) Produce knowledge products for projects covered under GEF 7 landscapes (Binga and Chimanimani).


3.1: Produce documentary for projects covered under GEF 7 landscapes (Binga and Chimanimani).

3.2: Produce best Practice case studies on Innovation programmes that include: 4 Women led projects, 4 ASGM projects and 2 PWDs projects.

3.3: Produce 500 brochures on SGP that highlight areas of funding and requirements.

3.4: Produce products for the National Steering Committee and partners - t-shirts (50), caps (50) and diaries (50).
Baseline:
• 0

Target:
• One (1) documentary produced.
• Three (3) best practice case studies documented and produced.
• 500 brochures on GEFSGP programme produced
• IEC materials – 50 t-shirts, 50 caps and 50 diaries produced A single documentary for projects covered under GEF 7 landscapes (Binga and Chimanimani) is produced, document best practice case studies on Innovation programmes for 10 projects, 500 brochures on SGP that highlight areas of funding and requirements, and 50 t-shirts, 50 caps and 50 diaries produced.
(iv) Capacity strengthening workshop for grantees on Gender and PWDs sensitization & mainstreaming to support women to participate in decision-making forums and disability inclusion. 4.1 Conduct 4-day capacity strengthening workshop for grantees on Gender sensitization & mainstreaming, awareness, analysis tools, gender auditing, gender-based budgeting, policy level training opportunities to help women participate in decision-making forums and disability inclusion.
Baseline:
• 0
Target:
• At least 50 participants are capacitated on Gender sensitization & mainstreaming, awareness, analysis tools, gender auditing, gender-based budgeting, policy level training opportunities to help women participate in decision-making forums and disability inclusion. At least 50 participants from GEFSGP grantees are capacitated on Gender and PWDs sensitization & mainstreaming in support of women to participate in decision-making forums and disability inclusion conducted in Harare.
(v) Organize and facilitate CSO and government policy dialogues in preparation for COPs to establish and strengthen partnerships between CSOs and government agencies to support environmental convention implementation.


5.1 Organize and facilitate CSO and government policy dialogues in preparation for COPs to establish and strengthen partnerships between CSOs and government agencies to support environmental convention implementation.




Baseline:
• 0
Target:
• At least 100 participants take part in CSOs and government policy dialogues in preparation for COPs to establish and strengthen partnerships between CSOs and government agencies to support environmental convention implementation conducted.. At least 100 participants take part in CSOs and government policy dialogues in preparation for COPs to establish and strengthen partnerships between CSOs and government agencies to support environmental convention implementation conducted.
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Zimbabwe Environment Law Association
Country:
Zimbabwe
Area Of Work:
CapDev
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 11,500.00
Project Number:
ZIM/SGP/OP7/Y2/CORE/CD/2021/01???
Status:
Not active yet
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Social media has played a positive and indispensable role in information generation and dissemination. Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) are key enablers of economic development; hence the project will adopt a robust information management and dissemination strategy where information and communication materials will be shared among the grantees while acknowledging and embracing their contributions. To ensure that this is inclusive, they will be encouraged to share frequent updates that will inform the production of newsletters and other knowledge products. For the documentaries, the same will also be uploaded on YouTube to increase reach and ensure that these are also compressed to teasers compatible with WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook and other social media tools so that the information reaches to multiple stakeholders. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual organisation has become a new form of interaction and organizing. Therefore, digital platforms and solutions will respond to the demands dealing with constant change such as using Zoom Webinars and other low-cost initiatives to convene and connect within communities. Embracing these digital tools will make distributed work and collaboration easier and more effective and likely promote collaboration and communication within and between grantees. Over the past few months it has been realised that these communication tools such as google meetings, zoom have the potential to reduce distance, reduce costs, while allowing effective information dissemination. In implementing this the organisation will consider the digital divide that exists and work on closing these by ensuring the printing of hard copies.
Capacity - Building Component
The project is facilitating and imparting software skills through knowledge transfer and sharing, as part of knowledge management. This is a low cost and high impact sustainable model of intervention. This project’s results are going to be sustainable because the education and skills imparted to the stakeholders will forever remain with them and enable them to design and develop their own initiatives and projects.
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Grantee Contact

Mr. Mutuso Dhliwayo
Phone: +2632425736013
Email: info@zela.org
 

Address

26B Seke Road, Hatfield, Harare
Harare , Harare , 263

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Tsitsi Wutawunashe
Phone:
263-4-338846/44
Fax:
(263) 700946
Email:
Mr Luckson chapungu
Phone:
+26304338836
Email:

Address

P.O. Box 4775
Harare, AFRICAN REGION, 264-4-