ZimPAS Highlights – April 17, 2015

Key Highlights

  • The U.S. Embassy joins the South African government and other civil society leaders in condemning the violence against foreigners taking place in KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of South Africa.  We remain concerned at the loss of innocent lives, destruction of property, and impact on families and communities, and we urge individuals involved to refrain from all forms of violence, exercise restraint, and rely on peaceful dialog to resolve any differences.
  • The U.S. has sent its best wishes to the Zimbabwean people on the occasion of their 35th independence anniversary on 18 April.
  • The United States Embassy is commemorating the 75th anniversary of State Department Exchanges with an Alumnus of the Week series. Every Tuesday, we will feature an Alumnus of the Week on our Facebook page. Alumni are selected based on the impact they have made in their communities and their own lives – often as a direct result of their exchange experience. You can join the discussion on Twitter by following the hashtag #ExchangesAre
  • The United States Embassy will support the participation of the Grammy-nominated Hawaiian musical outfit The Beauty of Hawaiian Guitar, featuring Keola Beamer, Jeff Peterson, and Moanalani Beamer, at this year’s Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) scheduled for April 28-May 3. The group is travelling to Zimbabwe under the theme “Aloha meets Ubuntu” and they will collaborate with local culture groups to create the Aloha Zimbabwe Project.
  • Secretary Kerry: Clean energy is not only the solution to climate change – it is also one of the greatest economic opportunities of all time. If we take action on climate change, we will create an extraordinary number of jobs and kick economies into gear all around the world. We have the chance to take advantage of one of the biggest business opportunities the world has ever known.

On Our Calendar

  • Tuesday April 21, 2015: 3 pm  “Toward a Green Economy in Zimbabwe: Opportunities for mainstreaming sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles” / presentation facilitated by Tawanda Collins Muzamwese, Chief Sustainability Consultant, Toxiconsol Consultancy. Venue: 7th Floor, Gold Bridge, Eastgate, Harare. Free to all interested members of the public.
  • Thursday April 23, 2015: 5:30 pm – ZUSAA-Mandela Washington Chapter takes the Reflects on Zimbabwe’s 35th Independence Anniversary through a youth-focused discussion themed  “Zimbabwe at 35: How can the Born Free Generation Play a Part in the Country’s Development?” Panel consists of MWF Emmanuel Ndlovu, Busi Ndlovu, and Addi Mavengere. The discussant will be IVLP Alumnus Rodrick Fayayo. Venue: American Corner at the Bulawayo Public Library.  Admission is Free!
  • Tuesday April 28, 2015: 3 pm – “Intellectual Property: What every entrepreneur should know” / presentation facilitated by Rudo Nyangulu, Stimulus Entrepreneurial Hub; and Edith Utete, Information Communication Technology and Family laws at B. Matanga IP Attorneys. Venue: 7th Floor, Gold Bridge, Eastgate, Harare. Free to all interested members of the public.
  • Deadline – April 30, 2015 – The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section is now accepting applications for the 2016 Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program.  This program will award scholarships to Zimbabwean university faculty for advanced degree in the United States.  The Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program is the largest Fulbright program with Africa and is designed primarily to strengthen African universities through higher degree training.
  • Deadline – June 1st 2015- The American Embassy is pleased to announce the 2016 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship ProgramThis one-year, full-scholarship program is offered to mid-career professionals working at policy-level who have a record of leadership, a commitment to public service, and the initiative to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study at a leading American university.

We appreciate your feedback. Until we meet again on Friday, we wish you a pleasant long weekend and a great week ahead!

Karen Kelley, Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy Harare