Environmental Management Trust Profile


Environmental Management Trust (EMT) is an independent and non-profit making organisation registered on the 4th of February 2010 in Zimbabwe. It was established after realising that environmental challenges threatening livelihoods of communities are increasing in magnitude and frequency. EMT focuses on environmental issues such as food security, land degradation, natural disasters and natural resources conservation. EMT is affiliated to the National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGO), Zimbabwe Climate Change Working Group (ZCCWG) and, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Masvingo Province Cluster. EMT signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bikita Rural District Council in July 2010 to enable it to start its operations in the district with effect from the 1st August 2010. EMT can operate anywhere in Zimbabwe, but due to scarce resources it is only operating in Ward 15 of Bikita district.


To be the most reputable non-governmental organisation promoting environmental stewardship.


Our passion is to empower community members and improve their livelihoods through sound management of environmental resources to the total benefit of all stakeholders.


  • Professionalism
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Team work


Sound management of natural resources to improve lives.


To promote sustainable integrated environmental management.


  • Encourage sound exploitation and utilisation of natural resources.
  • Enhance community awareness on environmental challenges.
  • Build capacities of communities to cope with, adapt and mitigate the effects of environmental challenges.
  • Support innovative strategies to manage the environment.
  • Rehabilitate degraded landscapes, reclaim gullies and conserve wetlands.

Thematic Areas

  • Natural resources management.
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation.
  • Food security.
  • Disaster risk reduction.
  • Climate smart agriculture.


  1. Raising awareness on environment degradation through workshops, seminars, field visits, electronic and print media.
  2. Capacity building of community members to cope with negative impacts of climate change.
  3. Supporting communities to manage the environment sustainably.
  4. Availing required resources to support gender empowerment activities on managing the environment.
  5. Facilitating community access to environmental benefits in order to improve livelihoods.
  6. Reducing poverty and food insecurity through proper methods arable lands utilisation.
  7. Community sensitization and resilient building on environmental disasters.
  8. Community based environmental management practices.

Source: Environmental Management Trust

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