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Between October 2020 and July 2021, several workshops were hosted online by the Institute for Sustainable Food, involving more than 30 Zimbabwean organisations in total (18 NGOs and 14 CBOs) and approx. 50 individuals.

More than 125 hours of workshops have been facilitated so far for the partner organisations.

Digital tools

A web browser application is being developed in collaboration with the School of Computer Science, to support users with video proposal production and uploading, which will complement a set of digital help sheets, demonstration videos and a digital handbook.

These online digital learning tools will be available for free download by September 2021.

Video proposals

With several video proposals now complete, groups have been supported to set up independent fundraising pages to crowdfund for their community based sustainable food projects.

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Interested in viewing some examples of participatory video proposals, or in making a donation to support community groups in Zimbabwe to get their community food projects started?

Visit our external site to see how video proposals supported by the Make it Grow team are now actively linked to online crowdfunding campaigns.

Wider engagement

Make it Grow is taking up publicity opportunities to support the fundraising efforts of the community project groups involved.

We recently participated in Planet to Plate: a three-day festival of talks, performances and live events.

Make it Grow is hosting four University of Sheffield students to undertake research placements or internships, via the Sheffield Undergraduate Resarch Experience (SURE) scheme (student login required) and the Graduate Internship Scheme. Research topics include: Participant experiences of and reflections on spaces of digital inclusion or exclusion; Community Project Impact Pathways.

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