SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Zimbabwe and the Business Council for Sustainable Development Zimbabwe (BCSDZ), with the generous support of the Ford Foundation, are collaborating on the implementation of an agreed plan to establish a multi-stakeholder Inclusive Business Forum. A number of senior persons from various sectors have already expressed great interest in participating or having their organisations represented on the Forum.
The Forum aims to promote pro Inclusive Business policies, strategies, knowledge and implementation of projects, and agreed Terms of Reference for the achievement of these objectives have been drawn up.
The background to this stepped up collaboration is that the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (of which the BCSDZ is a long-standing regional network partner) has an alliance with SNV on Inclusive Business, and the BCSDZ and SNV Zimbabwe have had a Memorandum of Understanding on Inclusive Business for the past three years. SNV Zimbabwe has played a leading role in the development of a number of successful Inclusive Business Projects in Zimbabwe, and the BCSDZ has given prominence to Inclusive Business at its Annual Conferences and also at various other events.
Organisations interested in having a senior representative on the Inclusive Business Forum, or requiring further information should please contact either the BCSDZ Secretariat on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Thembi Maunze at SNV on email: email@example.com