Municipality of Kariba
Fact File
Country Zimbabwe
Value chain Health and Sanitation
Joined LED Programme 2023
Number of female participants 16
Number of male participants 4
Number of  youth participants 28 (25 Females, 3 Males)
Average income at baseline
Average income at endline
Summit 2024
Brief Council Description

Kariba is situated in the Zambezi Valley in the Mashonaland West Province of Zimbabwe near the Zambian border. The town developed as a result of the construction of the Kariba dam wall and Hydro Electricity Power Station. The town is a resort and its economy is dependent on the lake with fishing, tourism, crocodile farming and electricity generation as the main economic activities. The council is a spoke in the hub and spoke programme for gender mainstreaming, mentored by Chinhoyi Municipality. The municipality joined the Promoting Gender Inclusive Local Economic Development in Zimbabweprogramme implemented by Gender Links in 2023. The project is anchored on the health and sanitation value chain and it is an excellent demonstration of how this can be used as a mechanism to boost gender inclusive local economic development.

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