Integral Green Zimbabwe: An African Phoenix Rising by Ronnie Lessem, Alexander Schieffer and Liz Mamukwa is the first book in the Integral Green Society and Economy series, a series which has three overarching aims. The first aim is to link together two major movements of our time, one philosophical, the other practical. The philosophical movement is towards what many today are calling an 'integral' age, while the practical is the 'green' movement, duly aligned with that of sustainable development. The second is to blend together elements of nature and community, culture and spirituality, science and technology, politics and economics, thus serving to bring about an 'integral green' vision, albeit with a focus on business and economics. As such, the authors transcend the limitations to sustainable development and environmental economics, which are overly ecological, if not also technological, in orientation, and exclude social and cultural elements. Thirdly, this particular volume focuses specifically on Zimbabwe, as well as Southern Africa, drawing on the particular issues and capacities that this country and region represents. The emphasis on Zimbabwe and Southern Africa transpired not only because two of the editors (Lessem and Mamukwa) are Zimbabwean in origin, but because Zimbabwe is today like a phoenix rising from the ashes, and has the opportunity to recreate itself anew.

part I|33 pages

Renewing a Nation: The Zimbabwean Phoenix is Rising

chapter 1|18 pages

A Phoenix Rising: Towards an Integral Green Zimbabwe

ByElizabeth Sarudzai Mamukwa

chapter 2|13 pages

Renewing Zimbabwe:From Myths of Decolonisation to Integral State

BySabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

part II|50 pages

Activating Nature and Community: Establishing Community-Based Economic Self-Sufficiency

chapter 3|13 pages

The ‘Chinyika Model': A Case of an Integral Community and Rural Self-Sufficiency

ByPaul Chidara J. Muchineripi, Steve Hwesa Masango Kada

chapter 5|18 pages

Kushanya Mumamisha: Integral Community Activation via Community-Based Tourism

ByKennedy Mukuruwambwa Mandevani

part III|65 pages

Catalysing Renewal via Culture and Spirituality: Towards a Culture-Based Developmental Economy

chapter 6|13 pages

Amakhosi: Theatre for Community Action

ByCont Mhlanga

chapter 7|16 pages

Nzuri: Drawing on the Rhythm of Africa

ByKariamu Welsh

chapter 8|15 pages

Goko Routungamiriri: The GENE of Leadership

ByEzekiah Chasamhuka Benjamin

chapter 9|18 pages

Afrintuneurship: Towards Integral African Enterprise Development

ByTapuwa Sherekete Rushesha, Winfrida Ndakaiteyi Mhaka

part 4|56 pages

Enabling Innovation-Driven Research: Conceiving of a Socially-Based Knowledge Economy

chapter 10|12 pages

Utungamiriri Uzere: Integral Ubuntu Leadership as Caring for Society

ByPassmore Musungwa Matupire

chapter 11|15 pages

African Knowledge Rhythms: The Calabash of Organisational Knowledge Creation

ByElizabeth Sarudzai Mamukwa

chapter 12|14 pages

Zimbabwean Industrial Ecology: Weaving the Web of Technological and Social Innovation

ByJoshua Mazorodze Chinyuku

part V|30 pages

Transforming Education, Learning and Enterprise: Sustainable Development via a Living Life-Based Economy

chapter 14|10 pages

Permaculture: Nature as a Guide for Community Learning and Sustainable Livelihoods

ByMark Kenneth ‘Kudakwashe’ Marombedza

part VI|21 pages

Co-Evolving Integral Green Zimbabwe: The Zimbabwean Eagle, Flying in the Sky

chapter 16|19 pages

‘CARE-4-Zimbabwe': Towards a Pundutso Center for Integral Development

ByAlexander ‘Mukanya’ Schieffer, Ronnie ‘Samanyanga’ Lessem