Development Reality Institute

Unverified non-profit organisation

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’s mission is to mitigate and build society’s adaptive 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.

The programmes are implemented through a network of young professionals, international volunteers and collaborations with other development partners. A priority for DRI is to promote sustainable socio-economic development and build the capacity of community based and civil society organisations to transform livelihoods of the marginalized groups through participatory and innovative solutions. DRI believes that an integrated development approach is the most appropriate strategy to address the current needs of vulnerable communities in Africa.


Year established


Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

Less than 500,000

Participant in relevant networks

The major donors to the Institute are the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) through the Youth Fund managed by Youth Empowerment and Transformation Trust (YET)

Further information

About this organisation

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Zimbabwe

Global issues

Community development; Education and training; Environment and climate change