Project

Enhancing citizen participation in Local Governance in Zimbabwe - Swedish
Economic and Social Justice

Enhancing citizen participation in Local Governance in Zimbabwe

$50000 Pledged
$ Raised
04 Apr 22 Created On

Enhancing citizen participation in Local Governance in Zimbabwe - Swedish

ZWRCN has contributed toward gender-responsive and gender-sensitive programming at community, local government and partner level using the two-pronged approach which focuses on both the supply side and the demand side. The project is implemented in Bulawayo, Zvishavane and Shurugwi focusing on mobilising and advocacy efforts of communities through technical backstopping, creating platforms for dialogues amongst women themselves, as well as other marginalised groups, on leadership and development issues, improving their knowledge on gender and public finance through budget analysis and regular information, and strengthening all advocacy efforts through engaging other organisations and the legislature. This is done by fostering participatory and gender responsive decision making by Councils in the delivery of public services, whilst simultaneously building the capacity of citizens, particularly women, to influence governance processes within local councils, underpinned by a focus on their economic self- sustenance.