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RENEWAL is a growing regional network-of-networks facilitated by IFPRI. Currently active in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, and Zambia, RENEWAL comprises national networks of food- and nutrition-relevant organizations (public, private, and nongovernmental) together with partners in AIDS and public health. RENEWAL aims to enhance understanding of the worsening interactions between HIV/AIDS and food and nutrition security and to facilitate a comprehensive response to these interactions. The core pillars are locally prioritized action research, capacity strengthening, and policy communications. RENEWAL is operated on the idea that the process of developing networks is both a means and an end. Impact can be enhanced and sustained when locally prioritized research is linked with capacity strengthening and policy communications. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
EQUINET is a network of professionals, civil society members, policy makers, state officials and others within the region who have come together as an equity catalyst, to promote and realise shared values of equity and social justice in health.
EQUINET is governed by a steering committee involving academic, government and civic institutions from Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and from SADC and international level. EQUINET programmes involve institutions from these and other SADC countries.
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Publications are downloadable....
ZCEA is a human rights NGO that aims to promote and advocate for children's rights through civic education. It runs different projects: a child budget project, a child participation in school governance project, a civic education in high schools support project, a child-friendly citizens advice desk project, a child rights clubs project and a 'ending corporal punishment project'. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
OSISA is a Johannesburg-based foundation established in 1997, working in ten Southern Africa countries: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is part of a network of foundations, established by George Soros. OSISA's vision is to promote and sustain the ideals, values, institutions and practice of open society. Its mission is to initiate and support programmes working towards open society ideals, and to advocate for these ideals in Southern Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]
The objectives of the LRF are inter alia
* to define, promote and create a human rights culture in Zambia
* to promote and advocate for the observance and respect for human rights
* to campaign for the protection of human rights and other related rights necessary for the sustenance and existence of a civil society
* to provide legal aid services in cases involving violation of human rights ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
COMPETE is a regional program that is working to improve trade in 15 countries in East and Central Africa by harmonizing regional trade and transit policies and procedures, developing financial markets, supporting private sector trade associations, developing value chains in staple foods, cotton/textiles, and coffee and building capacity of regional businesses to take advantage of preferential trade opportunities.
Funded by USAID/East Africa COMPETE pursues an African, private-sector led reform agenda. ... [according to site editor's information]
Information about a project that builds libraries for children - especially for disadvanteged ones. The project began opening libraries in Zambia and plans to move on to other African countries. [editors ilissAfrica]
Caritas Zambia formerly known as Catholic Centre for Justice Development and Peace (CCJDP) oversees the implementation of programmes and projects for integral development. The projects are at National and Diocesan levels. The projects are in the area of lobbying and advocacy, human rights, development education, food security, health, education and poverty reduction. ... [according to site editor's information]
The CSPR is a civil society anti-poverty advocacy network of over 140 organisation working for pro-poor development in different parts Zambia. Established in 2000, the overall objective of CSPR was to ensure that civil society effectively and meaningfully participates in the design, formulation, implementation and monitoring of Zambia's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP). Today the network has extended to all priority policy programmes, strategies and plans aimed at poverty eradication.
Numerous documents are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
Five tales / pieces of oral literature written down (Xhosa, South Africa; Lenje, Zambia; Congo; Mbuti; Congo; Lamba, Zambia).Unfortunately, there is little background information about the tales, the videos do not function either. There are interactive questions to each story. [editors ilissAfrica]