Development Reality Institute. Promoting Sustainable Development Innovation.



WSYA 2010

Stockholm Challenge 2010
ICT Young Innovator of the Year
ACBF Capacity Development Market Challenge

Welcome to Development Reality Institute,

Development Reality Institute (DRI) is a Zimbabwean youth oriented organization that envisions a society where there is sustainable use of natural resources and adaptation to climate change. DRI has set itself the mission  to strengthen society's adaptive and mitigation capacity to the effects of climate change and this is achieved through capacity strengthening, policy analysis, knowledge management and programme interventions using cutting edge ICT solutions....



DRI Virtual School
The Virtual School is an effective tool to raise awareness of the climate change problems among practitioners, government and civil society...



This is the Climate Change Knowledge Pool we have all been waiting for! The K-Hub serves as a resource center for anything, even remotely, related to Climate Change programming...


The Cool Clubs provides young people with exciting opportunities to initiate social enterprises concepts and ideas, take the lead, have fun, and stop the climate crisis. The concept integrates the corporate social responsibility and business model of responding to climate change...



DRI Alumni

DRI cherishes the richness of diversity, depth and fervency that characterises this unique group and has tailored a mechanism to foster and cement the relationship between the organisation and the wide array of its present and future alumni as well as between the members of the alumni themselves.


News & Events

DRI was selected as an innovative and catalyticcapacity building initiative by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) on the special occasion of the foundation's 20th anniversary celebrations earlier this year in Kigali, Rwanda.




DRI Launch

DRI Graduation Ceremonies



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