Integral Green Zimbabwe: An African Phoenix Rising (Integral Green Society and Economy)

Integral Green Zimbabwe: An African Phoenix Rising (Integral Green Society and Economy)

By: Professor Ronnie Lessem (author), Elizabeth Mamukwa (author), Dr. Alexander Schieffer (editor), Paulin J. Hountondji (foreword_author), Dr. Fay Chung (foreword_author), Professor Ronnie Lessem (series_editor)Hardback

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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.

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Dr Alexander Schieffer studied economics, business administration, law and social sciences at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland where he also gained a Doctorate in Leadership. Professor Ronnie Lessem is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the London School of Economics. He has been an adjunct professor at IMD, Lausanne and is now Director of the Trans-cultural Centre and programmes at the University of Buckingham, UK. Both run doctoral programmes at Bethel University and Buckingham University. They are co-founders of the Geneva-based TRANS4M Four World Center for Social Innovation. Elizabeth Mamukwa is HR Director at Turnall Holdings Ltd. Her career is mapped by 12 years as a high school teacher, 13 years of human resources work, and seven at senior management level. She holds an MBA from Nottingham Trent University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from UNISA.


Contents: Foreword: inside-out: a new alphabet starting with z, Paulin J. Hountondji; Foreword: integrating Zimbabwe's economic development, Fay Chung; Prologue: towards an integral green society and economy, Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer. Part I Renewing a Nation: the Zimbabwean Phoenix is Rising: A phoenix rising: towards an integral green Zimbabwe, Elizabeth Sarudzai Mamukwa; Renewing Zimbabwe: from myths of decolonisation to integral state, Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni. Part II Activating Nature and Community: Establishing Community-Based Economic Self-Sufficiency: The 'Chinyika model': a case of an integral community and rural self-sufficiency, Paul Chidara J. Muchineripi and Steve Hwesa Masango Kada; Community-technology-integration: ICT-based rural transformation in Chinyika and beyond, Samuel Muchineripi Kundishora; Kushanya Mumamisha: integral community activation via community-based tourism, Kennedy Mukuruwambwa Mandevani. Part III Catalysing Renewal via Culture and Spirituality: Towards a Culture-Based Developmental Economy: Amakhosi: theatre for community action, Cont Mhlanga; Nzuri: drawing on the rhythm of Africa, Kariamu Welsh; Goko Routungamiriri: the GENE of leadership, Ezekiah Chasamhuka Benjamin; Afrintuneurship: towards integral African enterprise development, Tapuwa Sherekete Rushesha and Winfrida Ndakaiteyi Mhaka. Part IV Enabling Innovation-Driven Research: Conceiving of a Socially-Based Knowledge Economy: Utungamiriri Uzere: integral Ubuntu leadership as caring for society, Passmore Musungwa Matupire; African knowledge rhythms: the calabash of organisational knowledge creation, Elizabeth Sarudzai Mamukwa; Zimbabwean industrial ecology: weaving the web of technological and social innovation, Joshua Mazorodze Chinyuku; African holistic management: renewing the soil as economic foundation, Allan Savory. Part V Transforming Education, Learning and Enterprise: Sustainable Development via a Living Life-Based Economy: Permaculture: nature as a guide for community learning and sustainable livelihoods, Mark Kenneth 'Kudakwashe' Marombedza; Co-creating Chinyika Valley: towards a rural 'integral green' economy powered by mobile communication, Jimmy 'Mukundi' Shindi. Part VI Co-Evolving Integral Green Zimbabwe: the Zimbabwean Eagle, Flying in the Sky: 'CARE-4-Zimbabwe': towards a Pundutso Center for Integral Development, Alexander 'Mukanya' Schieffer and Ronnie 'Samanyanga' Lessem. Index.

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  • publication date: 28/11/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781472438195
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 306
  • ID: 9781472438195
  • weight: 828
  • ISBN10: 1472438191

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