Project Title:Enhancing Community Participation In CDF Administration
Accountability for Accountability Advocates Zambia has launched a project with the support of the Commonwealth Foundation. The primary objective of this project is to enhance the participation of community members in the Administration of constituency development funds in four provinces of Zambia, namely Eastern, Luapula, Muchinga, and Western. The project aims to achieve this goal through capacity building initiatives that promote accountability, transparency, and inclusion.
The project will focus on building the capacity of local institutions and communities to effectively manage funds and resources allocated to them. By doing so, the project aims to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery in these provinces. Additionally, the project aims to promote transparency and accountability in the management of public resources, which will help to build trust between citizens and government institutions.
Project Title: Digital Democracy Poject
The Digital Democracy Project (DDP 3) is a project sponsored by GIZ that aims to promote good governance and citizen-led accountability through the use of digital tools. The project seeks to address the low representation of youth, young women, and persons with disabilities in decision-making spaces by strengthening their capacity to promote participation and transparency.
The project’s catchment areas are Copperbelt, Central, Lusaka, and Southern Provinces. The project objectives include simplifying the 2023 and 2024 national budget focusing on budget lines for Constituency Development Fund (CDF), CDF Act and guideline, WDC guidelines, and Local Government Act into user-friendly infographics and translated into 3 local languages.
The project aims to increase the capacity of target groups seeking to access CDF through digital information and learning platforms by January 2024. The project will facilitate access to digital information through *667# and 667, lobbying and advocacy through breakfast meetings and policy briefs for access to information bill to become law, reviewing of CDF Act, guidelines, and linked legal and policy frameworks including the integration of the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services by December 2023.
The project will also facilitate town hall platforms for primary targets and their community members to engage their local duty bearers in the formulation of WDPS and CDF administration. Furthermore, the project will support national and international engagement platforms for SDGs to enhance the planning and implementation of the African Youth SDGs Summit.
Enhancing Youth & Young Women's Participation in Governance
Alliance for accountability advocates (AAAZ) With Support from The Carter Center, is launching a Project focused on enhancing youth and young women participation in governance. the project will be conducted in Copperbelt, Lusaka and North-Western Provinces.
The project will conduct a survey to engage the sample population in a bid to collect & gather data on youth & young women participation in the electoral cycle.
Donor/Partner : The Carter Center
Project Title: Y-ACT TOBACCO CONTROL Project
The Y-act – Tobacco Control Project is a coalition project that aims to reduce tobacco use among young people. The project is being implemented by a coalition of organizations, including Alliance for Accountability Advocates Zambia.
The project focuses on three main areas: prevention, cessation, and advocacy. In the prevention area, the project aims to increase awareness about the dangers of tobacco use among young people through education and outreach programs. In the cessation area, the project aims to provide support and resources to help young people quit using tobacco products. In the advocacy area, the project aims to work with policymakers to implement policies and regulations that reduce tobacco use among young people.
The project is being implemented through a variety of activities, including community events, social media campaigns, and policy advocacy efforts. AAAZ is playing an important role in the project by providing expertise in the areas of community engagement and policy advocacy.
Overall, the Y-act – Tobacco Control Project is an important initiative that has the potential to make a significant impact in reducing tobacco use among young people.
Project Title: SHE SOARS
SHE SOARS (Sexual and Reproductive Health and economic Empowerment) is a 7-year project funded by the Government of Canada. The project aims to support out-of-school adolescent girls aged 10-19 years in accessing high-quality, evidence-based sexual and reproductive health services. It also seeks to empower these girls to realize their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
The project will be implemented in partnership with CARE, Restless Development, the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, and the Center for Reproductive Rights. It will focus on building the capacity of local women’s rights and youth-led groups, training health providers, and collaborating with communities and relevant government ministries.
SHE SOARS aims to create sustainable change in the social, economic, and legal environments that impact the SRHR of out-of-school adolescent girls in Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia. By doing so, the project aims to have a transformative impact on the lives of over 200,000 adolescent girls.
Through this project, SHE SOARS seeks to empower adolescent girls to choose their own path in life, become leaders in their communities, and pursue their dreams. By providing access to comprehensive SRHR services and addressing the underlying factors that hinder girls’ empowerment, SHE SOARS aims to enable these girls to soar towards a brighter future.
Project Title: Adolescents Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and Services in Zambia
Alliance for accountability advocates (AAAZ) With Support from Hivos, is implementing a two years project focusing on improving access and better conditions to Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Rights services in Eastern, Muchinga and Copperbelt
Donor: AAAZ with support from HIVOS
Location: Eastern, Muchinga and Copperbelt.
Project title: Fostering youth participation in the 7NDP and the SDGs at community level.
The project is being implemented in Lusaka province the capital of Zambia, whose total population is 2, 888,575 (7NDP) and is the most densely populated with a density of over 100 persons per km².The project focuses on promoting youth participation in social accountability in the most excluded communities and the most affected areas of the province when it comes to participation.
Donor: Action Aid / Queens Young Leaders Fire Stater Initiative.
Location: Lufunsa, Chilanga, Lusaka
Project title: Her Choice Project
The Project is focusing on empowering Young Women to Advocate for SRHR services- with a special focus on the removal of age restriction on access to contraception for AGYW in Southern Africa, funded by Hivos, the project will focus on Strengthening SRHR leadership skills in SRHR Research and Advocacy among 12 female and 4 male young leaders from Youth-Led SRHR Organisations in Zambia through the SAfAIDS Young People’s Leadership Academy
Donor: HIVOS through SAFAIDS Zambia
Project title: SDGs Radio Cafe
Project title: First Ever National Youth Conference on SDGs
The National Youth Conference on SDGs (SAYC) with a Theme: “Engaging the Youths in Monitoring and Accountability of the SDGs for Sustainable Zambia Beyond 2030.” will be convened from 4th to 6th October 2017 in Lusaka, Zambia.