Who we are

Nhimbe Trust, based in the city of Bulawayo Zimbabwe, is a Pan African creative civil society organisation working in three core areas; creative education, development cooperation, and cultural policy. The mission of the organisation is to advocate for Pan African culture-sensitive political and socio-economic development policies, in countries at risk of conflict, in conflict, engaged in post-conflict reconstruction, and affected by natural disasters.

Nhimbe plays an active role in global cultural governance and Fairtrade for culture through involvement with the African Union Pan African Cultural Congress, 2005 UNESCO Convention Civil Society Forum, Global CSO Coordination, Africa Tech, and Creative Group, and UNCTAD Ad Hoc Expert Meetings on Creative Economy. Nhimbe’s global work is profiled on the Cultural Economy Outlook online portal. All Nhimbe’s programming revolves around the 2003 UNESCO Convention and 2005 UNESCO Convention


To advocate for Pan African culture-sensitive political and socio-economic development policies.

Organisational Vision

To have in place a vibrant and resilient Pan African cultural economy – well resourced, competently regulated, and supporting the political and socio-economic status of artists and cultural workers.


Advancing 2005 UNESCO Convention Goals

Support sustainable systems of governance for culture.
Integrate culture in sustainable development frameworks.
Achieve a balanced flow of cultural goods and services, increase the mobility of artists and cultural professionals.
Promote human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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