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The Institute of Environmental Studies (IES) was established in 1994 as an independent, non-faculty unit within the University of Zimbabwe, in response to national consensus about the ecological, social and economic consequences of environmental change.  IES is tasked with providing three services:

  • Research and Development;
  • Education and Training;
  • Information, Consultancy and Networking

The chief role of IES is facilitatory in that it is a front door to harnessing the wide range of resources available throughout the University of Zimbabwe. It operates by means of a series of highly decentralized partnerships with other University departments, universities in the developed and developing countries, government institutions and non-governmental organizations. The nature and duration of the partnerships are determined by the specific projects undertaken. Although the focus is on Zimbabwe, the Institute has a regional perspective.

IES Vision
To be the centre of excellence on the environment in southern Africa.
IES Mission
To contribute to stakeholders' sustainable utilization of natural resources,
pover ty alleviation and prosperity through education, research, advisory
services and networking on the environment.

Download IES Strategic Plan Report
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