Who We Are

Nhimbe Trust is a Zimbabwean non-profit non-governmental organisation that works at the intersection of culture and development to foster local socio-economic development. Nhimbe’s development programmes in the arts and culture sector have consistently contributed to structural action in youth and women empowerment initiatives. Nhimbe is committed to pioneering work that defends freedom of artistic expression in Zimbabwe. Through legislative and grassroots action, Nhimbe advocates for national policies that recognise, enhance and foster the contribution the arts make to national development.

Through dialogue with members of the legislature and through grassroots action, Nhimbe has led creative civil society for national policies that recognize, enhance and foster the contribution the arts make to national social and economic development. Nhimbe’s development programmes in the performing arts sector have consistently contributed to structural action in youth and women empowerment.

"Culture takes diverse forms across time and space. This diversity is embodied in the uniqueness and plurality of the identities of the groups and societies making up humankind. As a source of exchange, innovation and creativity, cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature. In this sense, it is the common heritage of humanity and should be recognized and affirmed for the benefit of present and future generation." (UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity).