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NATIONAL TRUST ZIMBABWE. INTO CONFERENCE Entebbe, Uganda, October 2013 “Cultural Diversity for Responsible Development” Unlocking our diverse potential The National Trust of Zimbabwe : “Our experiences and some lessons learnt” “Heritage is precious: treasure it”.

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National trust zimbabwe
NATIONAL TRUST ZIMBABWE

INTO CONFERENCE

Entebbe, Uganda, October 2013

“Cultural Diversity for Responsible Development”

Unlocking our diverse potential

The National Trust of Zimbabwe:

“Our experiences and some lessons learnt”

“Heritage is precious: treasure it”


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National Trust Zimbabwe: INTO Uganda 2013

This presentation covers the following issues:

  • NTZ - History and Background;

  • NTZ – Experiences: National Environment and Financial/Operational issues;

  • Challenges and Lesson Learnt; and

  • Ethnic diversity and the future.


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National Trust Zimbabwe: INTO Uganda 2013

NTZ - History & Background

  • Origins and legal form

  • Operational structures

  • Current properties and services offered


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National Trust Zimbabwe: INTO Uganda 2013

Origins and Legal Form

  • Origins – justification and deemed necessity in 1960

  • Legal form

    • NTZ - Act of Parliament

      CHAPTER 25:12 NATIONAL TRUST ACT

      Acts 23/1960, 24/l962 (s. 2), 37/1963, 32/1964, 82/1964, 57/1972 ( s.34), 37/1977 (s. 22), 41/1978 (s. 34), 12/1982; R.G.N.s 801/1963, 214/1964, 217/1970, 923/1972; 22/2001 (s. 4); S.Is 566/1979, 236/1980.

    • Council of Trustees


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National Trust Zimbabwe: INTO Uganda 2013

Operational structures

  • NTZ:

    • Council

    • “Head Office” – secretarial, treasury & membership functions

  • Sub-Committees:

    • Regional/Site Committees (every property/project)

    • Specific – Marketing, Financial, Media

      “KISS” principles


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National Trust Zimbabwe: INTO Uganda 2013

Current properties and services offered

  • Fort Gomo Kadzamu,Penhalonga

  • La Rochelle Estate, Imbeza Valley, Penhalonga

  • Mabukuwene, Bulawayo

  • Murahwa’s Hill, Mutare

  • Rhodes Nyanga Historical Exhibition, Rhodes Nyanga National Park

  • Sebakwe Poort, Kwekwe

  • Worlds View, Nyanga


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National Trust Zimbabwe: INTO Uganda 2013

La Rochelle (our “flagship”)

A leading Professor of Architecture described it as follows:

“La Rochelle is a rare example in Africa of a major early Modern Movement (in architectural terms) private house, and almost unique in Zimbabwe, given the quality of its architectural detailing and of its interior decoration, especially in the Fantasia room and the Peacock cottage.” 


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National Trust Zimbabwe: INTO Uganda 2013

La Rochelle

  • First impressions – colonial architecture/history

  • Digging deeper – Courtauld’s social responsibility and development initiatives

  • Community – future benefits/opportunities in line with Courtauld’s vision and commitment


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National Trust Zimbabwe: INTO Uganda 2013

Rhodes Nyanga Historical Exhibition

  • First impressions – colonial architecture/history

  • Digging deeper – Community/Education – future benefits


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National Trust Zimbabwe: INTO Uganda 2013

Worlds View, Nyanga

  • First impressions – place of beauty for tourists

  • Digging deeper – Community employment and commercial activities


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National Trust Zimbabwe: INTO Uganda 2013

Murahwa’s Hill , Mutare

First impressions – just a place of beauty for tourists

Digging deeper – Community, Environmental, Education – future benefits


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National Trust Zimbabwe: INTO Uganda 2013

Mabukuwene, Bulawayo

Fort Gomo, Kadzamu, Penhalonga

SebakwePoort, Kwekwe


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National Trust Zimbabwe: INTO Uganda 2013

Services Offered

  • NTZ membership:

    • Free entrance to NT properties worldwide that have reciprocity with NTZ;

    • Free entrance to NTZ properties in Zimbabwe;

    • Quarterly Newsletter;

    • Smart partnerships - Discounted tickets at Theatre; Free entry to National Galleries; Discounted Photographic Studio Sessions


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National Trust Zimbabwe: INTO Uganda 2013

Services Offered (cont.)

  • Properties:

  • Environmental – Birding, Indigenous trees/fauna/flora, Aloes/Orchids, different species of butterflies, beetles, moths and dragonflies, woodland/mountain walks

  • Tourism - Accommodation, Event hosting (small conferences, weddings or company retreats), camping and caravanning, existence of the only Braille trail in Zimbabwe, for the enjoyment of partially blind people to experience nature.

  • Education - Historical - Exhibitions of Manyika African culture, early European contacts, fallen heroes and tribal chiefs and Viewing historical sites i.e. the Ziwa Iron Age settlement


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National Trust Zimbabwe: INTO Uganda 2013

Experiences

Financial implications of bequeathed/donated properties

The effects of an economic meltdown

The effects of sustained political uncertainty

The absence of business acumen and vision

The lack of demographic representation - internal & external

The low profile and incorrect public perceptions


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National Trust Zimbabwe: INTO Uganda 2013

Challenges

The rebuilding & sustainability process – “back to business”

Re-focussing for the long term future - “all inclusive”

Funding for refurbishment and development towards long term sustainability

Resources/skills for bankable proposals/management plans

Marketing and PR skills – to raise profile, address incorrect perceptions and expand membership and operations


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National Trust Zimbabwe: INTO Uganda 2013

Lessons learnt

Financial

Business approach to all NTZ’s affairs/responsibilities

Funding - economic viability/sustainability (NTZ & every site/project)

Skills – use volunteer professional services & interns

Resources – work with INTO/Global Heritage/other NGO’s

Operational

Register a National Trust or not? YES

Structure/operations - KISS principle

Good communications essential – internal & external

Value for money – members and public

Empower local committees –passionate/committed to local projects

Place of business/point of contact/centralised records


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National Trust Zimbabwe: INTO Uganda 2013

Lessons learnt (cont.)

Operating Environment

Colonial/elitist perceptions – PR/marketing/”All Inclusive”

Periodic reassessment of NTZ aims & objectives

Demographic representation (starting with local communities)

Community focus (not property focussed)

Overall aim – service to the local community in addition to the public

Work with local community leaders/chiefs

Education – major future opportunity

Use media wisely/effectively

Develop smart partnerships

Help inform the public of the importance of “heritage”


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National Trust Zimbabwe: INTO Uganda 2013

Ethnic Diversity

  • NTZ has yet to achieve this important priority

  • Community based projects will encourage local leaders’ involvement/commitment

  • Provide services/benefits to the local community

  • Become and remain “relevant” – focused strategies/plans

  • Expand individual & corporate membership base

  • Seek community service minded business leaders

  • Work closer with NMMCZ

  • Embrace “Cultural Diversity for Responsible Development”


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National Trust Zimbabwe: INTO Uganda 2013

Current Activities – plans for the future

Theme – “Back to Business”

NTZ:

  • Strategic marketing plan (5 years)

  • Business strategies (5 years)

  • Financial/operational management plans (1 year)

    Properties:

  • Financial/operational management and development plans for every site (1 year)

  • Bankable proposals for development funding

  • Refurbishment, development and sustainable operations implemented

  • Other

    • Smart partnerships – NMMCZ, History Society (Heritage Houses), Environmental Clubs, Arts & Culture Associations & Educational Institutions


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    National Trust Zimbabwe: INTO Uganda 2013

    Thank you for attending this presentation and for your attention!

    Questions/Comments?

    Should you wish to contact the NTZ

    our email address is:

    [email protected]

    Copies of my business card are available

    “Heritage is precious: treasure it”


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