Hwange Local Board COE

Date: August 4, 2015
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Fact file
Country Zimbabwe
Province/Region  Matebeleland North
Baseline score  30
Post 2015 score  (2018); (2020)  (68-Bronze); (69-Bronze)
Population  37,522
Number of women councillors  3
Number of men councillors  12
Joined the COE programme  2015
Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  No
Summit  2016; 2018; 2020

Hwange is a town in Zimbabwe, located in Hwange District, in Matabeleland North Province, in northwestern Zimbabwe, close to the international borders with Botswana and Zambia. It lies approximately 100 kilometres, by road, southeast of Victoria Falls, the nearest large city. The town lies on the railway line from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second-largest city, to Victoria Falls. The town shares borders with Hwange Rural District Council. It is also well known for the Hwange National Park.

The council is a spoke council in the hub and spoke programme for gender mainstreaming in local government, mentored by Bulawayo City Council.

The council was rated the second best urban spoke council at the 2020 local government SADCProtocol@Work Summit.

Click here to read the council’s 2016 case study
Click here to read the council’s 2018 case study

Click here to read the 2020 local government SADCProtocol@Work Summit report

 Empowering women, ending violence in Zimbabwe

 Click here to review COE Report card

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