LLABlog: Professor Hope Sadza is empowering Zimbabwean Women through education. Here’s how!

Professor Hope Sadza

Professor Hope Sadza, a multi award-winning academic who is passionate about empowering women through education. She co-founded the Women’s University in Africa, one of the top 20 universities of Zimbabwe that’s focused on educating women in Harare. She also doubles as the vice-chancellor of this institution. 

From her humble beginnings in the Public Service Commission, Sadza took bold strides towards achieving her lifetime dream of establishing a women’s university that boasts of notable success in Zimbabwean education. An accomplished academic who sits on several company boards, Sadza is passionate about empowering women through education, hence she won the Southern African Development Community (SADC) North and Zimbabwe’s Lifetime Achiever in Education and Training, establishing herself as one of Zimbabwe’s most decorated academics. With a great vision for the Women’s University in Africa (WUA), Sadza believes that women can accomplish more if given equal opportunities in education. Professor Hope Sadza (HS) spoke to Nyasha Chingono (NC) on a number of issues in her quest to empower women through education and her future plans for the university.

Professor Sadza has done a lot of publications with emphasis on gender issues some of which include; The Impact of 1980/1990 Economic Reforms on the Condition of Women In Africa, The case of Zimbabwe, Gender Mainstreaming in the Public Service, Investing in Women for Sustainable Development: The case for the Women’s University in Africa. Britain and Zimbabwe Magazine.

Professor Sadza holds a PhD in Public Administration with the University of Zimbabwe where her research was on “Critical Organizational problems of administering and Managing Social Development in a newly-independent Public Service”: the case of Zimbabwe. She also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration with the University of Missouri, Columbia and BSc Public Administration with the same University. She also holds a Primary Teachers Diploma with Waddilove Teachers’ College, Marondera in Zimbabwe.


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