Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association

Harare, Zimbabwe
Joined January 2018

Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association-Using the Law to protect the environment. On a mission to protect rights of communities in resource rich areas, promote equitable and sustainable resource use

Presence in: Zimbabwe
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Livelihoods, Right to Information, Women's Rights

Formed in the year 2000, ZELA is a public interest environmental law organisation whose vision is a just society in which the rights of communities are respected and they get equitable benefits from their resources. ZELA uses various strategies in this work, including, public interest environmental litigation, research, advocacy, legal education, community organizing and mobilizing, institutional strengthening and capacity building. Thematically, ZELA is implementing five programmes namely the Extractive Industries and Mining Programme, Climate Change and Energy Programme, Local Service Delivery Programme, Land and Natural Resources Programme and Responsible Investments Programme. ZELA is part of regional and international networks like the Publish What You Pay campaign, African Coalition on Corporate Accountability, International Alliance on Natural Resources