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Production of two short video skits on youth participation in electoral and local governance processes

BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT The Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) is a union of vendors with structures throughout Zimbabwe. The organization was formed in 2015 to spearhead the social and economic transformation of street vendors by championing their quest to earn livelihoods in the current economic circumstances. VISET’s programmatic thrust is anchored on …

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Develop a position paper on The Informal Cities: Rethinking the Urban Planning

BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT The Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) is a union of vendors with structures throughout Zimbabwe. The organization was formed in 2015 to spearhead the social and economic transformation of street vendors by championing their quest to earn livelihoods in the current economic circumstances. VISET’s programmatic thrust is anchored on …

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VISET STATEMENT ON PARLIAMENTARY HEARINGS ON RECOGNISING UNPAID CARE AND DOMESTIC WORK

Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) is part of a Steering Committee Working Group on Unpaid Care and Domestic Work (UCDW). The Working Group is convened by the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe in collaboration with Oxfam Zimbabwe. Other members of the Working Group includes PADARE, Shamwari Yemwanasikana, WALPE, Hope for a Child in …

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VISET Convenes Multi-Stakeholder Meeting in Bulawayo’s Nkulumane Ward 20

Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) held a Multi stakeholder Feedback meeting with Nkulumane Informal Economy workers on August 11, 2022. In attendance were Councillors, Bulawayo City Council (BCC) officials, fellow informal economy representatives and the Bulawayo Representative for the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community Development and Small to Medium Enterprises Development. VISET …

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Min Mthuli Ncube Must Come Down to Earth – VISET Response Mid-Term Review and Supplementary Budget

Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) notes with grave disappointment the 2022 Mid-Term Review and Supplementary Budget presentation by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube. The presentation, which essentially doubled the national budget to ZWL 1.9 trillion does not in any way answer to the needs of those in …

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Mid-Term Budget Statement – Informal Economy Players Expectations

Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) takes note that the Minister of Finance and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube will on July 28, 2022, be presenting the 2022 Mid-Term Budget and Economic Review. The Review will highlight the performance of the economy and the 2022 Budget during the first half of the year …

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Informal Economy Formalisation Strategy Development – A Step in the Right Direction

Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) is currently involved in the validation process of data compiled under the Formalisation Strategy being spearheaded by government through the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare with able assistance of development partners. We welcome the transparent process through which the Ministry has conducted the process …

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Informal Economy Women’s Hub (INEWOH) Calls for Genuine Financial Inclusion

The Informal Economy Women’s Hub (INEWOH) notes recent press reports pertaining to funding for women’s projects. The report quotes a member of a political party chastising their party members for not applying for loans with the Zimbabwe Women’s Bank (ZWB) in Zvimba District of Mashonaland West. The most worrisome aspect of this report is that …

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VISET Commemorates African Anti-Corruption Day

The 11th of July 2022 marks the 6th edition of the African Anti-Corruption Day as declared by the African Union and Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) joins the rest of the continent in the commemoration.  This year’s theme ‘Strategies and Mechanisms for the Transparent Management of Covid-19 Funds’, serves as a reminder …

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