In 1997, Empretec Zimbabwe was registered as a trust and is guided by a distinguished private sector driven advisory board.
Empretec is UNCTAD‘s integrated capacity-building programme promoting the creation of sustainable small and medium sized enterprise (SME) support structure to help promising entreprenuers build innovative and internationally competitive SMEs.
Empretec has managed several assignments in other countries in the region. These include South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and The Gambia. Support has ranged from setting up BDS/Empretec Centres in the said countries to capacity strengthening and Evaluation of the Centres
Empretec on enterprise has done some regional assignments in countries in the region including South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, Uganda and Tanzania. Lead UNDP/UNCTAD in setting up of empretec centres in namibia, uganda, Tanzania, zambia. Support to empretec SA, the Gambia and other ESOs/BSOs in Kenya and Malawi Evaluation Assignments- Evaluation of the Ethiopian Business development centre
Partnered with multilateral, bilateral agencies and private sector in Zimbabwe.
Through the management’s own initiative, resilience and networks, Empretec has raised funding from several other traditional and non-traditional donors
September 2019-22 Co-Designed and implemented the Scope4ivc in 4 value chains. Marula, nyimo, chillies.
Sep2017 designed and implemented a EU funded project on enterprise development with a focus on women, youth and farmers in Gokwe South. The project has set up an incubator to support start-up and scale-up enterprise
2019-2020 designed and wrote and implemented a project under the spotlight initiative on economic empowerment of women . Targeting women vulnerable to sexual and gender based violence, harmful practices, extreme poverty and sexual and reproductive health rights