Advocates4Earth is excited to announce the launch of the #EnviroFellows 2023 Cohort. The #EnviroFellows program empowers young environmentalists in Zimbabwe with climate justice, organising, paralegal, green finance and advocacy skills. The inaugural cohort consists of 20 young climate and environmental activists from around Zimbabwe, between the ages of 18 and 25 and with a majority of them being female (12). The program consists of monthly virtual trainings and a two day in persons EnviroFellows Camp. Furthermore the fellows will participate in our The Climate Pitch program to pitch innovative green ideas and stand chances to get up to US$500 in capital. The program is made possible with the support of the Government of the Netherlands.
For updates on the program and information on the application timelines for the 2024 cohort, please follow the dedicated Twitter account @EnviroFellows as well as the @Advocates4Earth handle.
The following EnviroFellows make up the inaugural 2023 cohort.
Zvaitwa Katsidzira is a Youth Coordinator at ZIDAWU Trust. She is studying towards a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Development Studies Honours at the Catholic University of Zimbabwe, Mutare Campus.
By the end of the program I expect to understand how climate change and social accountability work hand in handZvaitwa
Ebenezer Shamiso Makukure
Ebenezer Shamiso Makukure is a fourth year Law student at the Great Zimbabwe University.
I am hoping to learn more about the impacts of climate change on human rights by the end of this program.Ebenezer
Roy Takudzwa Magwenzi
Roy Takudzwa Magwenzi is studying towards a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in crop improvement and seed systems, at the University of Zimbabwe.
By the end of the program, l expect to understand how climate change is affecting agriculture.Roy
Helen Dembure is studying towards a Bachelor of Science Honours in Environmental Science and Health with the National University of Science and Technology.
I expect to understand the nexus between social justice and climate change by the end of this program.Helen
Nicole Ziwira is passionate about writing. She intends to study for a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Community Studies with the Women’s University in Africa.
I am hoping to understand climate change concepts, by the end of this program.Nicole
Tjedu Moyo graduated with a Bachelor of Science Honours in Geography and Population Studies from Lupane State University.
By the end of the fellowship l expect to learn all about the outcomes from COPs and the future of food security, environmental protection and global temperatures.Tjedu
Munashe T Chinyowa
Munashe T Chinyowa is a student at the Bindura University of Science Education studying Safety, Health and Environmental Management.
I am hoping to learn sustainable solutions to climate change through interaction with likeminded peersMunashe
Tamara Manda Muongeni
Tamara Muongeni is an environmental intern at Anglo-American Unki Mines Pvt Ltd. She is studying Environmental Conservation and Geo-informatics with Chinhoyi University of Technology.
By the end of the program, l expect a deep understanding of the impacts of climate change on communities and come up with sustainable solutions to achieve environmental justice.Tamara
Rejoice Tavonga Mushaka
Rejoice Tavonga Mushaka completed her LLB studies in December 2022 and is awaiting graduation sometime in 2023.
By the end of this fellowship, l would want to have built a long term working network and my knowledge about climate change issues broadened.Rejoice
Munashe Nathan Chinake
Munashe Nathan Chinake is a young orator, a writer and poet. He is Zimbabwe’s Ambassador for the World Youth Forum (Turkey). He is a member of the Toastmasters Association, National Ambassador for New Hope Foundation Global Network.
I am hoping to learn about how human activities are contributing to climate change.Munashe
Ashleigh Shereni is a second year student studying climate science resilience and livelihood at the University of Zimbabwe.
I expect to deepen my knowledge on climate change and also increase my networks.Ashleigh
Carlos Chibanda is a holder of a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Applied Media Arts and Performance Studies (UZ CLASS OF 2022). He also has a Diploma in Wildlife Law and Policy.
By the end of the program l expect to have an understanding of the effects of climate change on wildlife, understand the interdependence of wildlife law and environmental law. I also want to learn how media can promote human behaviours that make positive impacts on the natural environment.Carlos
Takudzwa Grace Marowa
Takudzwa Grace Marowa is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Forest Resources and Wildlife Management with the National University of Science Technology.
l hope to gain confidence and skills in conserving wildlife from the impacts of climate change in the future.Takudzwa
Douglas Zisengwe has a degree in wildlife and Protected Area Management, Certificate in Tourism with the National University of Science Technology and Zimbabwe Institute of Wildlife Management.
I am hoping to learn how climate change is impacting biodiversity.Douglas
Karen Dhogo is a holder of a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Development Studies.
By the end of this program l hope to learn more on climate change and the role of young people in combating climate change.Karen
Beverly Kudzaishe Kupeta
Beverly Kudzaishe is an Animal Science Intern at Ryder Protection Services. She is studying towards a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Animal Science in Agriculture with the University of Zimbabwe. She is also a member of Speak Out for Animals University of Zimbabwe students chapter.
By the end of the fellowship, l expect to have an appreciation of the environment and how human activities influence climate change, and at what rate.Beverly
Mongezi Ndlovu is a second year student studying Sociology at Lupane State University.
l look forward to networking with like-minded people in the environmental space and to learn more about the environment.Mongezi
Pascal Shuro is currently awaiting his final year results. He was studying towards a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Geography and Environmental Studies with the Midlands State University.
By the end of the program l expect to learn how climate change can be dealt with at a local and national level and about green finance.Pascal
Portia Kapinde is a final year Medical Student at the University of Zimbabwe.
Looking forward to working towards solutions that are authentic to Zimbabwe in the fight against climate change and working with vibrant youths in defending the human rights that climate change threatens.Portia
Gamuchirai Mutsambwa is a second year student at the University of Zimbabwe. She is studying towards a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Climate Science Resilience and livelihoods.
By the end of the program l expect to have a better understanding about climate change and how best we can fight against it.Gamuchirai