Named the first online opinion polling platform in Zimbabwe by TechZim, Zimbabwe’s leading technology blog. Voices of Zimbabwe (VoZ) is a platform for and by the citizens to have uncensored discussion around their priorities. Voices of Zimbabwe is a self-given name by the respondent pool. Using affordable communication technologies like WhatsApp, VoZ creates an iterative dialogue with the poll through a feedback look to articulate with the pool for further reflection and sharing with downstream communities. Ultimately, the VoZ platform seeks to capture and reflect back citizen opinion and mood to influence priorities, policies, and even programming by civil society and development agencies. The platform is an initiative of Trust Africa’s Zimbabwe Alliance initiative and Research and Advocacy Unit.
Who are the Voices of Zimbabwe?
Zimbabwe has 10 provinces and the diaspora
Top 5 geographic representation
Mashonaland West 19%
Mashonaland East 9%
Consistent pool of 161 respondents
71% / 29% women
66% of the respondents are 18 – 39 years old
To date VoZ has conducted polls on a range of topical socio-economic and political issues, including:
Introducing Voices of Zimbabwe and what Zimbabwe wanted for Christmas 2017
Operation Restore Legacy and November 2017 March
Consumer Information, Information and Media Credibility
National Peace, Healing and Reconciliation
Labour: Nurses Strike
Investment Priorities, Frameworks and Local Content