As the world celebrated the World Ozone Day in September 2021, the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) showed its solidarity by strengthening its officers‘ capacity to control and monitor ozone depleting dubstances (ODS) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) trade in Zimbabwe.
From 23 to 30 September 2021, seventy-eight (78) ZIMRA Customs Officers received an online training in controlling and monitoring ODS and HFC trade. Of these officers, forty-four (44) were female. The training was conducted under Zimbabwe’s HCFC Phase-Out Management Plan (HPMP) which is jointly implemented by the Zimbabwe National Ozone Unit (NOU) under the Government of Zimbabwe, Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry and GIZ Proklima. Zimbabwe’s HPMP is funded by the Multilateral Fund (MLF) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.