Beitbridge Municipality COE

Date: October 29, 2015
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Fact file
Country Zimbabwe
Province/Region Matebeleland South
Baseline score  – 2013  64
Post 2015 score (2016); (2018); (2020)  (58-Green);  (64-Bronze); (60-Bronze)
Population 42,137
Number of women councillors  3
Number of men councillors  3
Joined the COE programme  2013
Anchored Hub and Spoke Programme (Year)  Yes (2021)
Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  No
Summit 2016; 2018; 2020;

Beitbridge is situated in Matebeleland South province. This is the town that borders Zimbabwe and South Africa. It experiences a high level of migration. Beitbridge border post is one of the busiest borders in Southern Africa. The council launched a “Go Green, Go Clean” campaign in a bid for a sustainable clean town. The council has experienced tremendous growth in learning and  mainstreaming gender from the onset of its interactions with Gender Links through the Local Government COE process. The council has attained the status of Municipality.

Beitbridge Municipality has a gender policy that drives the council’s gender activities. The council was rated the most resourceful urban council at the 2021 regional SADC Protocol@Work summit. The council anchors the hub and spoke programme for gender mainstreaming in local government for Matebeleland South province urban councils.

Beitbridge Municipality has a budget for responding to COVID19 and is currently raising awareness of the virus in the community.

Read the council 2016 case study here.
Read the council 2018 case study here.

Read the 2020 Summit report here.

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Download : Beitbridge Town Council Scorecard
Download : Beitbridge Town Council Buy-In report
Download : Beitbridge Town Council Action Plan
Download : Beitbridge Town Council Situational Analysis report
Download : Beitbridge Town Council Consolidation Report
Download : 16423_beitbridge_town_council_institutionalcase_study.pdf
Download : Beitbridge Town Council Statement of Commitment

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