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Due to COVID-19 restrictions Zimbabwe held three Summits including Entrepreneurship; Local Government Centres of Excellence and one focusing thematic areas such as SRHR.

The Thematic and Entrepreneurship Summits which were conducted in September and October 2020 under the #VoiceandChoice theme saw close to 60 case studies from local government, civil society and media practitioners being showcased in various thematic areas including Entrepreneurship, Drivers of Change, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth Engagement, Governance, including the 50/50 campaign, Economic justice, Climate change and the Media.

The Centres of Excellence Local Government Summit was held from 13-16 October 2020. This saw 51 local authorities showcasing their institutional best practices. The summits which came amidst the COVID19 pandemic urged all to be resilient despite the many challenges the pandemic has brought. The summits affirmed the good work that is being done to mainstream gender at the local level. The judges rewarded the most excelling case studies. See the table below for a list of the Zimbabwe Summit winners:


#VoiceandChoice SRHR awards
Alfred Maruma

Edinah Masiyiwa

Hamilton Gomba
#VoiceandChoice GBV Award
Memory Tshuma Francis Ndagumirwa
#VoiceadChoice Youth Award
Trinity Maphosa Natasha Zongoro
#VoiceandChoice Media Award
Gibson Mhaka Robin Muchetu
#VoiceandChoice Economic Justice award
Elfa Machava Sikhanyiso Sibanda
#VoiceandChoice Climate Change award
Sithabile Matava Nyemudzayi Chakauya
Local Government COE – Best Urban hub council
Mutare City Council Bulawayo City Council
Local Government COE – Best Rural hub council
Murehwa Rural District Council Umguza Rural District Council
Local Government COE – Best Urban Spoke council
Redcliff Municipality Hwange Local Board
Local Government COE – Best Rural Spoke council
Manyame Rural District Council Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe Rural District Council
Local government COE – most resourceful Urban council
Beitbridge Municipality
Local government most resourceful Rural council
Goromonzi Rural District Council
Local government COE – best-improved performance
Epworth Local Board
Sunrise campaign 6 to 12 months
Patience Munyenyiwa Consolatta Mudekunye
Sunrise campaign longer than 12 months
Sibonginkosi Moyo Cathrine Malunga
#VoiceandChoice Driver Of Change award- Urban Councils
Sikhululekile Moyo Agnes Tore
#VoiceandChoice Driver Of Change award- Rural Councils
Resta Dzvinyangoma Machiveyi Makore

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