ZimPAS Highlights – April 24, 2015

Key Highlights

  •  In this video, Ambassador Wharton explain how his Embassy is striving to be more environmentally conscious in its operations and processes. This includes, but not limited to,  converting 100% of embassy residential water heating to solar power and using 100% LED bulbs in some of its facilities. In the context of limited access to clean freshwater, a changing climate, evolving energy prices, and a growing depletion of finite natural resources, environmental stewardship is critical.
  • The United States is “deeply concerned and distressed” about the attacks against foreigners taking place in KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of South Africa that have occurred in recent weeks in South Africa and has added his voice to calls by the South African Government and civil society leaders in condemning the violence.
  • Our alumnus of the week is Tsitsi Mutendi, founding editor and managing director of Jewel Magazine and DanTs Media respectively. Tsitsi travelled to the United States as part of the 2013 Fortune/State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Program. The program connects talented, emerging women leaders from all over the world with members of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Leaders
  • Ready for HIFA 2015? Don’t miss the Grammy-nominated Hawaiian musical ensemble Keola Beamer, Jeff Peterson, and Moanalani Beamer.The U.S. Embassy is sponsoring “Aloha meets Ubuntu” which will be featured in two performances during HIFA.
  • Still on HIFA, you can also watch a Zimbabwean cast perform plays written by William Shakespeare under the direction of Julia Wharton of the ALMASI Collaborative Arts.

On Our Calendar

  • Saturday, April 25th 2015, 6 pm: Bulawayo’s Siyaya Arts & Sabela Music Projects, supported by the US Embassy (Zimbabwe) will team up with Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson and Moanalani Beamer (from Maui, Hawaii) to present a once off show christened “Aloha meets Ubuntu”. Venue: Academy of Music in Bulawayo
  • Sunday, April 26th 2015; 6 pm- Bulawayo’s Siyaya Arts & Sabela Music Projects, supported by the US Embassy (Zimbabwe) will team up with KEOLA BEAMER & JEFF PETERSON and MOANALANI BEAMER (from Maui, Hawaii) to present a once off show christened “Aloha meets Ubuntu”. Venue: Makokoba Hall in Bulawayo
  • 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 – May 1st 2015: For the third year running, Zimbabwe Online Portals through its content providers, World Education Portals (WEPS), is offering free online Mathematics courses (Calculus I) geared to those preparing to go to University.  All the classes are online.  You will get expert support from Professors, lecturers and graduate students during your studies. This course is offered world-wide and you are able to take the same course as students in Finland and receive University level credit from University of Helsinki, Finland if you pay tuition to University of Helsinki. Students are registered on a first come, first served basis, and classes will start on May 18th.To enroll, please follow this link and fill in this form
  • 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