Strengthening Zimbabwe’s Protection of Intellectual Property for the Benefit of the Cultural and Creative Industries

The Investment Climate Reform (ICR) Facility engaged Nordicity to undertake a pivotal technical assistance project for the Zimbabwe Ministry of Sports, Recreation, Arts, and Culture (MoSRAC). The project aims to strengthen the intellectual property (IP) business environment in Zimbabwe’s cultural and creative industries (CCIs). The ICR Facility is supporting the Ministry to engage public and private sector stakeholders from across the CCIs and to gain wide and diverse representation across interests at the institutional and policy level. 

The ICR Facility intervention will culminate in four key deliverables: (1) an Evidence Report on the current state of IP and CCIs in Zimbabwe; (2) a Policy Brief informed by the Copyright Enabling Act; (3) an anti-piracy strategy; and (4) an action plan launch event. The Anti-piracy Strategy aims to empower sector stakeholders to combat piracy effectively through collaborative efforts, while the Action Plan launch event will bring together a wide range of stakeholders to publicize and communicate the work more broadly, and to advance the strategic project outcomes. 

This initiative underscores the Ministry’s commitment to advancing Zimbabwe's CCIs through robust policy and strategic interventions. 

For more information, contact: 

Barbara Adagblenya @ (Senior Analyst and Project Manager) 

Nordicity is a leading international consulting firm providing private and public-sector clients with solutions for Economic Analysis, Strategy and Business, and Policy and Regulation across four priority sectors: arts, culture and heritage; digital and creative media; and information and communication technologies (ICTs) and innovation. With offices in London (UK), Toronto, and Vancouver Nordicity is ideally placed to assist our clients to succeed in the rapidly evolving global markets.