Zimbabwe Women’s Bureau Launches Pagungano 2021
Nomhle Nyoni vice-chairperson ZWB noted that the informal sector has been affected by COVID-10 Lockdown opera-tion restrictions our members lost their source of livelihoods.
Small and mid-size businesses employ a significant portion of ZWB members, therefore, making IT training very essen-tial in this new normal.
This phenomenon is besetting the whole world e-commerce, virtual shops, eBay and women need to learn about new tech-nology. Hence, Pagungano was launched to empower ZWB members for them to evolve with digitalization because it can no longer be business as usual.
Speaking during the Zoom debut launch
session Charity Mandishona a member of Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA) said “Information technology is very convenient. It is time-saving, orders are done online creating time to bond with families,”
Before Covid 19 pandemic, Lockdown ZCIEA realized that people are now living in the 4th industrial revolution which mostly relies on technology.
They started rolling out IT training in 2019 for women to adopt these technolog-ical advancements. Mandishona also high-lighted how technology is helping not only in business issues but also social issues.
“The use of information technology is curbing issues of gender-based violence and harassment of women informal traders by peddlers and corrupt duty bearers.”
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