What Starts Here Changes the World



Collaborative partnership: NBI Zimbabwe, USA, Costa Rica

  • Zimbabwe: Implementing partners are NBI, TSURO and CELUCT

  • Costa Rica: Earth University and Earth Charter International

  • USA: NBF- Washington DC 501C Not for Profit, and University TBA

The NBI experiential curriculum is guided by the Earth Charter four pillars of Respect and Care for the Community of life; Ecological Integrity; Social and Economic Justice and Democracy, Nonviolence and PEACE.(Earth Charter International - 2005)..

The Njeremoto Biodiversity Institute Training and Development Centre of Excellence provides public access to a first-class experiential education and the tools of discovery. This has resulted in a culture of ambition and leadership, where physical scale is matched by bold goals and achievements.

At NBI Zimbabwe our events and learning experiences are modelled on the changes we want to see in higher education and in our lives.

Since its inception, environmental stewardship has been an integral part of NBI-Zimbabwe’s values, academic model and operations. At NBI-Zimbabwe, students learn to balance human activities, particularly agriculture, with biodiversity conservation in order to ensure long-term protection of the environment.

Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders in Sustainable Agriculture and Rehabilitation and Rejuvenation of Degraded Arid and Semi-Arid Rangeland Ecosystems. Enhancing Healthy, Wealthy, Food Secure Rural Communities with Sustainable Livelihoods in Ecologically Stable, Highly Productive Ecosystems in Zimbabwe and globally. A world leader in experiential education, research and conservationagriculture, and Rehabilitation and Rejuvenation of Degraded Arid and Semi-Arid Rangeland Ecosystems, NBI Zimbabwe exists to prepare Africa’ next generation of agricultural leaders. A world leader in experiential education, research and sustainable agriculture, NBI Zimbabwe exists to prepare East Africa’s next generation of agricultural leaders.

SWOT ANALYSIS


NBI RESEARCH BASED BALANCE SHEET: Participatory Adaptive Research


Intended Operational Model



Required Funding Proposal


KEY ASSUMPTIONS

1) MEMBERSHIP FEES START WHEN SATELLITE COMMUNITIES COME ON BOARD. EACH COMMUNITY PAYS US$ 200 ANNUALLY AND THE PROJECTION IS YEAR 4 = 5; YEAR 5 = 10 AND YEAR 6 = 20 2) FACILITATION FEES ARE PAID TO THE INSTITUTE BY DONORS SUPPORTING EACH SATELLITE COMMUNITY PROGRAMME

@ US$ 50 000/ SATELLITE COMMUNITY FIRST THREE YEAR PROJECT ACTIVITIES AT THE INSTITUTE AND COMMUNITY PILOT SITES 1) ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIENCE-BASED LEARNING 2) DEVELOPMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS/MATERIALS 3) CREATION OF “NATURE SCHOOLS” AND DESIGNING OF FIELD SITES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION 4) LOCALIZATION OF EXPERIMENT-BASED ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL

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