Researcher Profiles

Comprehensive Database of all UZ leading Research and Innovation endeavors

Mr. Sneddon Soko


Doctor of Philosophy in Social and Behavioural Sciences candidate, UZ, June 2022- ; Master of Social Work, UZ, 2018; Bachelor of Social Work,University of Zimbabwe (UZ),1984 ; Diploma in Social Work ,1979.

Academic Appointments:


Research Interests:

Social Policy, Community Empowerment models, Human and Child Rights Issues, Social Security, Food Security and Refugee Protection.

Faculty: Social And Behavioural Sciences
Department: Social Work
Research Category: Behavioral Sciences

Mr. Soko is a seasoned social worker with over 42 years of practical social work experience in different levels of Government’s Social Development Department and as a lecturer since 2019. His expertise covers social policy formulation and implementation, child welfare and protection, social protection for vulnerable people that encompass persons with disabilities, victims of disasters, asylum seekers and refugee populations, Under the portfolio of Commissioner for Refugees and Acting director of social welfare, Mr. Soko has represented the country at various global podiums that include among many, the annual United Nations Commission for Social Development at the UN Headquarters in New York, the annual Geneva Commissioner for Refugees Executive Committee meetings held in Geneva Switzerland. Currently as a lecturer in the University of Zimbabwe, Mr. Soko is actively engaged in Community Outreach and Engagement under Education 5.0, student field work practical supervisions and coaching. Other areas of facilitation at the university cover modules in social welfare policy and practice, child welfare policy and practice, gerontology among others.

Phone: +263 788684827

Journal Articles
1. Muzondo, E., Chikoko, W., Soko, S., Mukutiri, S., & Mundawu, L. (2023). Enhancing education access among the disadvantaged children in Zimbabwe: Lessons from the Basic Education Assistance Module: Challenges and opportunities, Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research 35 (01),
2. Mavuka , A., Chikoko, W., Soko, S., Mukutiri, S., & Mundawu, L. (2023). Challenges within case Management system in Zimbabwe from a child rights perspective: a case study of Epworth, Indian Journal of Social Work, 84 (1), 56-68.
3. Mavuka, A., Mashiri, C., & Soko, S. (2023). Socio-economic factors affecting access to birth registration among children born out of marriage: A study conducted in Harare, African Journal of Social Work, 13(4), 207-216.
4. Chikoko,W., Mwapaura, K., Zvokuomba, K., Nyabeze, K., & Soko, S. (2022). Challenges and opportunities for indigenous social protection programmes in Zimbabwwe, National Association of Social Workers-Zimbabwe, 12 (5),
5. Manana, F., Mavuka, A., & Soko, S. (2022). Socio-economic barriers towards access to cervical cancer services at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in Harare, Zimbabwe, Journal of Social Issues in Non-Communicable Conditions & Disability, 1(2), 63-76.

Patented Work:

Grants & Funding (current and Past projects):

Awards & Achievements:

Consultancy and advisory work (current and past):

Supervision information (MPhil, DPhil, etc.):

Professional membership, Committees, Boards:

External Profile Links (Google Scholar, ResearchGate, LinkedIn, other social media links):

Theme By | University of Zimbabwe Computer Centre | ©2020 ---All rights reserved.

Knowledge - Diligence - Integrity - Innovativeness - Professionalism