Beitbridge Municipality


Fact File
Country Zimbabwe
Value chain Waste Management
Joined Centres of Excellence Programming on gender mainstreaming 2013
Joined LED Programme 2023
Number of female participants 33
Number of male participants 13
Number of youth participants 24 (18 females, 6 males)
Average income at baseline
Average income at endline
Summit 2024
Brief Council Description

Beitbridge Town is the southernmost town of the country and is in Matabeleland South Province. The total coverage of the town is 83 square kilometers. The population was estimated at 58 574 inhabitants according to the 2022 national census. Due to the proximity of the town to South Africa, most people from the inland districts flock into Beitbridge to do trade and others finally settle forever. 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 anchors the hub and spoke programme for gender mainstreaming in local government for Matebeleland South province urban councils. To achieve its objectives of promoting Local Economic Development through waste management, the Municipality joined the Promoting Gender Inclusive Local Economic Development in Zimbabwe programme in 2023. The initiative being implemented in partnership with Gender Links seeks to promote waste recycling which has become a source of livelihood for women and youths.


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