Protocol @ Work

The SADC Gender Protocol @ Work

Prior to 2013, GL held separate Gender Justice and Local Government  and Gender and Media Summits. Since 2013, GL and the Alliance have held annual SADC Gender Protocol@Work summits, bringing together work in all the ten theme areas of the Protocol. Gender Protocol Barometers have showcased practical examples of positive change from the ground. In 2016 GL carried out an analysis of SADC Protocol@Work summit entries on Sexual and Reproductive Health. These can be viewed here.

View the entries to the Protocol@Work summits below.


Zimbabwe: Rusape Town

Rusape Town is situated in Manicaland, sharing the same territory with Makoni Rural District Council. It is known for its branding strategies which they are looking for investment through the use of digital media to advertise the town. The town is also actively promoting Local Economic Development. More details can be found on the council […]

Zimbabwe: Zibagwe Rural District Council

Located in the Midlands Province. Zibagwe Rural District Council is a rural local government arm in Kwekwe District. It was formed from the amalgamation of the former Kwekwe Rural Council and the Mashambazhou District Council in 1993. Zibagwe Rural District Council has a draft gender policy which guides gender activities. The council has 33 councillors (29 […]

Botswana: Tsabong Sub District Council

Tsabong or Tshabong are the administrative centre of the Kgalagadi District, Botswana. It is located in the Kalahari Desert. The population was 8939. The primary hospital in Tsabong serves a huge outlying area and includes several tuberculosis refuges where patients and their families can stay while undergoing lengthy outpatient treatment. Near the town is the […]

Zimbabwe: Mhondoro-Ngezi Rural District Council

Located in the Mashonaland West Province. The Council’s area of jurisdiction covers 9327,41km and comprised of 2 sub-offices namely Turf and Kadoma. It is made up of 16 wards categorized as follows; Communal, Resettlement schemes, peri-urban and Large commercial farms. Mhondoro Ngezi Rural District Council Head Office is at Mamina Growth Point. Mhondoro-Ngezi Rural District […]

Zimbabwe: Nyanga Rural District Council

Nyanga is located in Manicaland Province, in north-eastern Zimbabwe, close to the International border with Mozambique. This location lies immediately north of Nyanga National Park in the Eastern Highlands. Nyanga sits at an elevation of 1,679 metres, above sea level. Mount Nyangani, the highest mountain in Zimbabwe, lies about 20 kilometres, southeast of the town. […]

Zimbabwe: Chiredzi Rural District Council

Chiredzi Rural District Council is located in Masvingo province in the south-east of Zimbabwe sharing the same boundaries with Chiredzi Town Council. The council offers a variety of services which you can access on their website. Chiredzi Rural District Council adopted the Zimbabwe Local Government Association gender policy. The council is currently working towards having […]

Zimbabwe: Karoi Town Council

Karoi is situated in the Mashonaland West area of Zimbabwe. Known for its vast agricultural activity. Karoi Town Council has had a draft Gender Policy that is being finalized and awaiting adoption. The council has 10 councillors and only 1 is a woman. Karoi Town Council has 5 committees, and only 1 is chaired by […]

Zimbabwe: Masvingo City Council

Masvingo is situated in the Masvingo Province known for the historical monumental site Great Zimbabwe ruins also known as “Dzimba Dzemabwe” meaning houses of stone. The City of Masvingo council has a gender policy. The council has 10 councillors, all of whom are male. Council has a junior council through which young people participate and […]

Zimbabwe: Goromonzi Rural District Council

Situated in Mashonaland East, Goromonzi RDC is regarded as one of the best Rural District Councils in the country.  In their first ever participation at the SADC Protocol Summit in 2013 they managed to come out tops in the SADC region in the category of Sexual Health & Reproduction, thanks to their work on provision […]

Zimbabwe: Manyame Rural District Council

Manyame is one of the few local authorities in Zimbabwe that is led by a female Chief Executive Officer. Situated in Mashonaland East, Manyame has been a pioneer council to the Gender Links Entrepreneurship programme. Manyame Rural District Council has a gender policy which is also aligned to the council’s strategic plan. The council has […]

Botswana: Jwaneng Town Council

Jwaneng is a town located in the Southern District of Botswana, but it is not part of this, being a separate district, with its own Town Council. The town was formed around the Jwaneng diamond mine, considered the richest in the world in terms of its content of gem-quality diamonds. At its inception, it was […]

Botswana: Mabutsane Sub District Council

Mabutsane is a Botswana village located in the Southern district, sub district of Ngwaketse West. According to the 2011 census, the village has 2,386 inhabitants. Mabutsane RAC is about 120km away from Jwaneng town along the trans Kalahari road. The sub district has 6 RAPD villages, mostly source of income is farming. Mabutsane Sub District […]