About the platform

  • Brief History
  • Partnership

The Bio-hub Trust brings together these leading institutions in a partnership dedicated to biodiversity conservation and people’s livelihoods. These are as follows below:

The African Wildlife Foundation is the leading international conservation organization focused exclusively on Africa’s wildlife and wild lands. AWF’s programs and conservation strategies are designed to protect the wildlife and wild lands of Africa and ensure a more sustainable future for Africa’s people

CAMPFIRE Association (CA) is a registered Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) and lead coordinating institution of the CAMPFIRE programme. The Association is guided by a constitution, and its mission is to promote and facilitate CAMPFIRE by engaging Rural District Councils (RDCs), their constituent communities and other relevant public and private agencies to implement and support activities conducive to the development of communal areas through the sustainable utilization of wildlife and other natural resources in communal areas.

CIFOR is a non-profit, scientific institution that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management around the world. Using a global, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to improve human well-being, protect the environment, and increase equity. To do so, we conduct innovative research, develop partners’ capacity, and actively engage in dialogue with all stakeholders to inform policies and practices that affect forests and people.

WWF has been working in Zimbabwe since 1985. Zimbabwe has vast experience in the sustainable use of natural resources and was the first country in Africa to develop an alternative approach to the management of wildlife outside protected areas using community based natural resources management approaches. The goal of the office is to “Contribute to the creation of a Zimbabwe with well managed networks of wild areas that co-exist with a society thriving on a sustainable natural resource based economy”.

WWF Zimbabwe’s work covers the following thematic areas: wildlife and protected areas management; forestry and landscape management; wetlands management; and renewable energy solutions which fall within the wildlife, forests, freshwater, and climate and energy Global Practices of WWF respectively. The themes present opportunities to positively impact on Zimbabwe’s rich natural resource assets which are under siege from agricultural expansion; high population growth and urbanization rates; over-reliance on wood energy; illegal wildlife killing and trade; and climate change, among other pressures.

CIRAD is a targeted research organization, and bases its operations on development needs, from field to laboratory and from a local to a global scale. Cirad as a leader facilitates the implementation of the DREAM project. Cirad will also participate in the setting up of the agricultural and environmental research framework of the Project through the scientific committee, the RP-PCP and the ICP. Cirad will also participate in the supervision of the academic research activities and in the realisation of the applied participatory research projects for innovation options in Conservation-Agriculture, NRM and livestock production.

People and Nature Trust is a voluntary, non-profit organization that aims to contribute towards the upliftment of the underserved and channelise the energy of youth towards environment friendly action based approach implementation.

The University of Zimbabwe in Harare, is the oldest and largest university in Zimbabwe. It was founded through a special relationship with the University of London and it opened its doors to its first students in 1952.