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Between October 2020 and July 2021, several workshops have been 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. 

A web browser application is being developed in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science to support users with video proposal production and uploading, which will complement a set of digital helpsheets, demonstration videos and a digital Handbook. These online digital learning tools will be available for free download by September 2021.

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. Please click here to see some examples. 

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 | Institute for Sustainable Food | The University of Sheffield. The event recording can be watched on the Institute’s website.

Make it Grow is hosting four University of Sheffield students to undertake research placements or internships, via the SURE scheme 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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