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A climate resilient and low carbon Zimbabwe.


To climate proof all socio-economic sectors of Zimbabwe through effective climate change management.

Our objectives are to:

  • Develop climate related policies and strategies
  • Coordinate climate change research, carry out climate change education, awareness and training.
  • Promote greening of the economy (promoting energy efficiency, creating green jobs etc).
  • Carry out climate change negotiations.
  • Develop and coordinate climate change mitigation and adaptation projects.

The Climate Change Management Department was established in 2013 when the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Management and Ministry of Water Resources Planning and Development were merged to form the current Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate. The Climate Change Management Department has an establishment of 10 officers including the Director, the Deputy Director and the Executive Assistant.

The Climate Change Management Department has seven offices. The offices include the Adaptation Office which looks at coordinating and reporting of National Implementing Entities for the Adaptation Fund and the Green Climate Fund, participates in vulnerability and adaptation assessments and ensures development of the national adaptation plans. The Mitigation Office looks at nationally appropriate mitigation actions, green growth strategies and development of biennial update reports. The Publicity Office is the climate change information and education unit and coordinates all climate change communication, training and public awareness programmes. The other offices are Clean Development and Market Mechanisms, National Compliance, Projects and Research.


Meet The Team

Washington Zhakata

Director's Office


Kudzai Ndidzano

Viginia Taurai




Alois Tsiga




Caroline Kuhudzai




Mercy Machona




Kudakwashe Manyanga

CDM & Market Mechanisms Office

Brief Profile

9 years of experience working for the government of Zimbabwe and development institutions in areas of rural/community development, indigenous knowledge systems and development, climate change adaptation, research and climate change project management.

Elisha N. Moyo

Research Office


Emily F. Matingo

Adaptation Office

Tirivanhu Muhwati

Projects Office

Worked for the Meteorological Services Department as a Meteorologist before joining the United Nations system in Maldives as Climate Change Policy Specialist. Has experience with the NGO sector as climate change technical advisor and virtual learning moderator. Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography; Masters in Environmental Policy and Planning as well as a Graduate Diploma in Meteorology.

Lawrence Mashungu

Mitigation Office


Tatenda Mutasa

Publicity and Communications Office


National Compliance Office


National Ozone Unit


National Ozone Unit