Eve Christine Gadzikwa

SAZ Director General

Eve has been the Director General of the Standards Association of Zimbabwe since 2008. She holds a number of leadership roles in society. In 2020, Eve was elected to serve on ISO Council from 2021-2023. She is passionate about women and is the Regional Gender Champion for Africa and the Arab States for the global Standardisation body.

Eve is past President of the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) having served the organisation from 2016-2019 and still serves on ARSO Council as ARSO champion for Southern Africa. In partnership with ARSO and IEEE-SA, Eve is Chairing the 4th Industrial Revolution Standardisation Strategy for Africa (A4IR), a project to support digital transformation of the continent under the single AfCFTA market. Eve serves on the Board of BancABC Board as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Risk Committee. Eve is Vice Chair of ZIMCODE Trust an organisation that developed the National Code on Corporate Governance for Zimbabwe and launch in 2014. In her spare time, Eve supports, mentors and empowers disadvantaged girls in society in her capacity as Chairman of Rafiki Girls Centre a charitable organisation based in Harare. She is a member of Rotary Club of Harare CBC.

13.30 PM - 14.30 PM

Thursday 26th May

Panel Session A

 AfCFTA: Engendering transparency in the development of Africa Digital Trade Ecosystems