CBOs showcase at exhibition

The United Nations Development Programme will host a three-day exhibition for community-based organisations carrying out environment and development work here this week.

“The aim of the exhibition is to let CBOs showcase some of their work in the environmental and developmental sectors,” said Daisy Mukarakate, UNDP Programmes Coordinator.

The exhibition, the first of its kind in the city, is an attempt to assist CBOs to market their products more effectively.

“This was a wonderful opportunity for us to display our work and activities,” said Irene Tsvairo, Project Manager for Makoni Development Association, involved in basketry and weaving.

“We need these exhibitions more often so that we can display and market our finished products,” said Moses Timaremwoyo, from TOWE Trust in Honde.

The Global Environment Facility/Small Grants Programme is assisting many of these community-based organisations to be self-sustaining.

However, many CBOs continue to face operational challenges such as adequate funding, marketing of products and transport.

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