In light, of the financial constraints faced by the Government, who is one of the major funders of research in Zimbabwe. RCZ has embarked on serious resource mobilisation efforts to fund research in the country. These efforts continue to yield positive results and on 26 February 2016 RCZ secured funding for research projects in the area of environmental management. This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) between RCZ and the Environmental Management Agency (EMA), which will culminate in EMA and RCZ collaborate in funding of research projects that are in line with EMA’s mandate.
A Call for proposals in the research area of environmental management is expected to be published before the end of April 2015. The RCZ and EMA technical teams are currently in the process for finalising the joint call for proposals. The MoU follows another one signed with the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) in 2015, which has already yielded results. A Call for proposals was made in 2015 to fund research in Energy, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.
RCZ is delighted for the support it is getting from partnerships with its cooperating partners who have been forth coming to support research