Zimbabwe Sunshine Group held a Green Expo Summit between the 26th and the 29th of July 2023. An awards ceremony was held on the last night which resulted in Black Crystal Consulting scooping up an award.
Who is Zimbabwe Sunshine Group?
Zimbabwe Sunshine Group (ZSG) is a not-for-profit Community Based Organisation (CBO), established in 2007. The organisation seeks to develop waste management systems for the Eastern African region and to establish action strategies in order to raise awareness in addressing environmental challenges within local communities.
Zimbabwe Sunshine Group consists of a group of young people who have chosen and dedicated themselves to volunteer in promoting, educating and informing the public about issues of Environment in the country and beyond. The group is registered with the Zimbabwe Youth Council and works closely with the Ministry of Environment Water and Climate, Environmental Management Agency (EMA) and in collaboration with other players in environmental issues.
What is the Green Expo Summit about?
The Africa Green Waste and Energy Expo and Summit is a Zimbabwe Sunshine Group and
Zimbabwean Government’s pinnacle event, occurring annually on a different theme to bring
dialogue among hundreds of participants from countries across the globe in order to develop
a “sustainably green” Africa.
The AGWEES has always been a multi-disciplinary forum where
governments, development agencies, civil society, private sector, environment-based
technology practitioners and academic and research institutions can engage with their
counterparts to learn, collaborate, and take action on waste and energy issues that are driving
circularity or the lack thereof. This highly interactive event allows in-depth exploration of
issues of green jobs, circular economies and how civil society and governments can ensure
that a just transition is at the core of mainline African sustainable development agendas. It
provides an opportunity to refine commitments of actions and pledges from key stakeholders
towards the very popular Agenda 2063 in addition to preparing resolutions that will be
brought as contributions before panels in the delivery of high-level climate crisis events across
Participants will discuss and share experiences on: policies and strategies on how to create
communities that are resilient to socio-economic, environmental and climate change hazards
and ensuring a just transition through innovative turn-about approaches, during the 12th
The 2023 Green Business Professionals Service Award
This award is open to an organisation providing professional services and has demonstrated their commitment to developing sustainable business practices. Such organisations are broad spectrum and not limited to, Accountants, Auditors, Engineers, Law Firms, Doctors and Consultants.
The Nominees that qualified for the award were;
1. Nyaradzo Funeral Services
2. Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA)
3. Black Crystal Consulting
The Africa Green Waste & Energy Expo & Summit was recently held between the 26th and the 29th of July 2023. At an awards ceremony held on the Friday evening at the HICC Rainbow Towers Hotel, the company’s General Manager, Miriam Chiduku and Marketing and Business Development executive, Vongari Muringayi took to the stage and expressed gratitude for the recognition and incredible effort by their staff. They also went on to dedicate the award to Black Crystal’s CEO and founder the late Ngoni Mandaba. This award would have meant so much to her and it is such a blessing that her work and vision continues to live on.