Last Updated: 30 August 2019
Category: Press Releases
Written by Executive Director
Save the Children Zambia, has been in existence in Zambia since 1989, fighting for the rights of children in the health and nutrition sector, education sector, social protection and governance sectors. The country office has invested a lot of resources both technical and financial support in helping children who are vulnerable and marginalized country wide through its programmes in Health and Nutrition, Education, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Humanitarian and Child Poverty. Over the past years Save the Children has built strong partnerships with Government through the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Community Development and Social Welfare. Among international organisations, Save the Children Zambia has a good working relationship with partners like UNICEF, European Union, USAID, Care International, Plan International, Swedish Embassy and other important organisations and institutions. Besides that, SC Zambia networks with different Civil Society Organisations in the area of child rights across the five themes mentioned above.
Save the Children International Zambia Country office is implementing the Sida CSO appropriation whose span is 2017 to 2021, which relates to the Swedish government’s strategy for civil society organizations (CSO), whose underlying motive and rationale is that of a vibrant and pluralistic civil society in developing countries. The strategy, which promotes use of rights-based approaches, sees a vibrant and pluralistic civil society, as a prerequisite for democratization, poverty reduction and equitable and sustainable global development. The strategy also endeavors to align with the Global CSO Programme results framework and related Country Office (CO)/Regional Programme(RP) frameworks, and be responsive to the particular operating contexts, focusing on CP/CRG objectives and outcomes at three levels:
- 1. Changes in legislation, policies and practices
- 2. Capacities of civil society and the community to support children’s right, and
- 3. Changes in children’s participation and active citizenship.
As indicated above, the mid-term review of the overall projectin Zambia is to be conducted in the form of an internal learning and sharing process. The mid-term review will focus on thethree project objectiveswhich are being implemented through thepartners.
The three objectives fall under three project themes namely; Child Rights Governance (first objectives), Investment in children (second objective) and Child Protection (third objective). Below are the three objectives:
- 1. The Government of Zambia delivers quality health, education and protection for all children in Zambia.
- 2. The Government of Zambia allocates adequate resources and spends effectively in education, health and child protection interventions /services.
- - Civil society actors including children influence government at national and local levels to put in place structures and systems to prevent and respond to child protection issues in Zambia.
Under Child Rights Governance theme, the project has the has two objectives.
The first objective is being implemented by four partners namely;
- - Panos institute Southern Africa in Kaoma, Kasama, Kabwe, Petauke, Mukushi.
- - Zambia Civic Education Association (ZCEA) through Child Rights Business Principle (CRBP) project in Kitwe, Chisamba, Kapri- Mposhi and Kitwe.
- - National Child Rights Forum through Advocacy for Child Justice (ACJ) at national level.
- - Media Network on Child Rights and Development (MNCRD) in Lusaka Kitwe, Katete, Mongu, Choma.
The second objective is being implemented by four partners namely;
- - Zambia Civic Education Association (ZCEA) through Child Budget Network (CBN) in Lusaka, Rufunsa and Choma.
- - Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) at national level.
- - Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) in Lufwanyama and Kitwe.
- - Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) in Chipata and Mansa.
Under the Child protection theme, the project has one objective which is being implemented by two partners namely:
- - Caritas ZambiainMkushi, Ngabwe, Kalabo, Nkeyema, Sinazongwe and Siavonga.
- - Lifeline/Childline Zambia in Katete, Kapiri-Mposhi, Lufwanyama and Choma.
The entire TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR MID-TERM REVIEW SIDA CSO PROJECT can be found and downloaded here http://caritaszambia.org/phocadownload/general/Terms-of-Reference-for-Mid-Term-Review-for-SIDA-CSO-Project.pdf