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GEF pre-school education subject developing environment forward this error screen to 109. A large portion of the population lacks basic nutrition. AIDS, health and nutrition, fertility management, gender equity, domestic violence and child abuse, legal reforms, and agriculture.

An Environmental Impact Assessment Policy, adopted in 1994, requires assessment of impacts of any development programme before it is approved. Finance: Financing of health services in Zimbabwe is mainly from fiscal revenue complemented by substantial donor assistance. Nevertheless, this allocation is is far too small to meet the health needs of the population. Most heath centres lack essential facilities and basic drugs. Zimbabwe subscribes to the concept of planned human settlements and has put into place programmes to develop human settlements, such as villagization, which involves the replanning of rural areas to facilitate the provision of services. Service centres have been designated through physical planning to ensure accessibility to the communities which they serve. The Government, through different departments, has programmes to provide various services.

Zimbabwe has therefore put into place policies to integrate environmental considerations into economic development planning. Montreal Protocol Secretariat was prepared in 1993. Greenhouse Gas Abatement Costing Country Studies. Promotion of non-consumptive use of forest resources. Value added secondary processing of forest products were explored at the community level. Increasing the capacity of the Forestry Commission in monitoring deforestation and changes in the vegetation cover. 93 as part of the National Tree Planting Programme.

96 into the Forestry Extension Services Division of the Forest Commission in order to sustain its successful activities. There was an increase in tree seedling production from 4. Another relevant initiative is the formation of an NGO-based working group on woodlands. This group is a think-tank of four NGOs, the SAFIRE, the ENDA, the Biomass User’s Network and ZERO, who meet periodically to discuss woodland management issues in Zimbabwe. One of their activities has been to hold consultations to formulate a woodland management policy for the country. Despite these programmes, the rate of deforestation continues to exceed afforestation efforts. Under environmental biotechnology, issues regarding biosafety and environmentally sound management of biotechnology are considered.

The Biotechnology Research Institute offers special services on biosafety issues to the southern Africa sub-region by drafting and implementing guidelines and regulations and providing technical assistance in environmental protection, risk assessment and risk management. There are other projects still in the proposal stage. Encouraging the industrial sector to treat, recycle, re-use and dispose of hazardous wastes at the source of generation, when its generation is unavoidable and when it is economically and environmentally efficient. This is being done through meetings of the Industrial Chemicals Association. Reduce current levels of youth unemployment: Unemployment in Zimbabwe is between 30 and 44 percent and informal sector employment has been declining since independence. The majority of the unemployed are youth between the ages of 15 and 24, accounting for two thirds of the number of unemployed.