Programmes and Partners in Southern Africa

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Malawi

As of today three regional programmes are being carried out in Malawi; a rural development programme (Farmers Organisations Fighting Poverty and Injustice, FOFPI), a housing and habitat programme (Right to Adequate Housing Southern Africa, RAHSA) and the Gender Equality Programme (GEP). The regional programmes are financed by the Swedish Development Agency, Sida. In January 2018 a new programme period, with a new programme structure, starts. More information about that will follow.
Apart from the regional programmes, the following national programmes and projects are in operation:

The Malawi Lake Basin Programme (MLBP)
The Malawi Lake Basin Programme is implemented together with Vi-Agroforestry and three local partners, namely Farmers Union of Malawi, National Smallholder Farmers of Malawi and Malawi Union of Credit Cooperatives. The programme started in 2006 and has undergone three phases. The first two phases were co-jointly funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Swedish International Development Agency. Phase III which runs from 2014 – 2019 is fully funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Smallholder Improvement For Shire River Ecosystem Project
This Environment and Natural Resources Management (ENRM) and Gender Enhancement Project is implemented in Mangochi district. It is funded by Millennium Challenge Corporation through Millennium Challenge Account – Malawi. The programme is running from 2015 to 2018. It is being implemented through Sustainable Socio-Economic Development Initiative (OSSEDI) and Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM).

The Home Grown School Feeding Programme
The Home Grown School Feeding is funded by World Food Programme and is running up to September 2017.

Integrating Nutrition in Value Chains (INVC) bridging project
We Effect, with funding from International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), is implementing an Integrated Nutrition in Value Chain (INVC) bridging project which aims to reducing poor access to improved farm inputs and knowledge on alternative technologies in the upland areas of Mangochi district. The projects runs from September 2016 to October 2017.

Partners in Malawi:
Farmers Union of Malawi (FUM)
Malawi Milk Producers Association (MMPA)
Women’s Legal Resources Centre (WOLREC)
Farmers Union of Malawi (FUM)
National Smallholder Farmers of Malawi (NASFAM)
Malawi Union of Savings and Credit Cooperatives (MUSCCO)
Sustainable Socio-Economic Development Initiative (OSSEDI)
Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM)

Mozambique

As of today, two regional programmes are being carried out in Mozambique; a rural development programme (Farmers Organisations Fighting Poverty and Injustice, FOFPI) and the Gender Equality Programme (GEP). The regional programmes are financed by the Swedish Development Agency, Sida. In January 2018 a new programme period, with a new programme structure, starts. More information about that will follow.

Apart from the regional programmes, there are currently two national programmes being implemented in the country: The Agriculture and Natural Resources Programme (ARENA) and Actions for an Inclusive and Responsible Governance (AGIR), implemented from the Lichinga and Maputo offices respectively.

We Effect works with 21 partner organisations under both programmes, based in six Mozambican provinces. The partner organisations are all civil society organisations, working with and towards target groups ranging from farmers and small community groups to politicians and large investors, with a focus on women.

From 2018, the AGIR and ARENA programme is merging its activities, resulting in a national programme with a total of 21 partners. The increased AGIR programme will continue to work in the current three thematic areas; land rights and natural resource management; agriculture and food security and environment and climate change. The programme is both oriented towards lobby and advocacy and organisational capacity building. The overall vision of the programme is to contribute to a Mozambican society where its citizens, particularly also presently marginalized groups, fully enjoy their rights to inclusion and equity, to retribution of wealth created from the country’s patrimony, to accessible and affordable public services of good quality, to basic civil freedoms and to political representation and participation; in a peaceful and ecologically sustainable environment.

We Effect in Maputo offers civil society organisations two funding modalities under the AGIR programme; core funds and small grants. Small grants can be granted to non-partners for smaller projects to complement the thematic portfolio. Agile and innovative funds can be granted to already funded core partners. Agile funds aim to respond to unexpected situations, for example unpredicted changes in context due to political events or climate change. Innovative funds aim to allow partners to experiment innovative methods and approaches, for example in technology and IT but also new methods of farming, measuring community involvement in natural resource management or any other new approach.

More information about the AGIR programme and its partners: http://www.agirmozambique.org

Partners in Mozambique:
FONPA (Forum Nacional de Produtores de Algodão – National Forum of Cotton Producers)
MULEIDE (Mulher, Lei e Desenvolvimento – Women, Law and Development)
AAAJC (Associação de Apoio e Assistência Jurídica às Comunidades – The Association of Juridical Support to the Communities)
ABIODES (Associação para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável – The Association for Sustainable Development)
AENA (Associação Nacional de Extensão Rural – The National Association for Rural Extension)
AMA (Associação do Meio Ambiente – The Environmental Association)
AMPCM(Associação Moçambicana para Promoção do Cooperativismo Moderno – The Association for Promotion of Modern Cooperativism)
CTV (Centro Terra Viva – The Centre for Living Land)
Livaningo (Associação Para a Preservação e Defesa do Meio Ambiente – The Association for Preservation and Defense of the Environment)
JÁ! (Justiça Ambiental – Environmental Justice (Friends of Earth Mozambique)
OMR (Observatório do Meio Rural – The Rural Observatory)
ORAM (Associação Rural de Ajuda Mútua – The Rural Association for Mutual Help)
Udeba-Lab (Unidade de desenvolvimento de Educação Básica-Laboratório – The Union for Development of Basic Education and Investigation)
UNAC (União Nacional de Camponeses – The National Farmers’ Union)
UPCT (União Provincial de Camponeses de Tete – The Provinical Farmers’ Union Tete)
ALIMI (Cooperativa de Camponeses – Farmers’ cooperative)
FOFeN (Fórum das Organizações Femininas do Niassa – Forum of Female Organisations of Niassa)
FONAGNI (Fórum das Organizações Não Governamentais do Niassa – Forum of Non-Govermental Organisations of Niassa)
ORAM (Associação Rural de Ajuda Mútua – The Rural Association for Mutual Help)
ROADS (Rede de Organizações para o Ambiente e Desenvolvimento Sustentável – Network of Organisations for Environment and Sustainable Development)
UPCN (União Provincial de Camponeses do Niassa – Provincial Farmer Union of Niassa)
UCA (União de Camponeses e Associações de Lichinga – Union of Farmers and Associations of Lichinga)
UMOJI (Associação para Conservação dos Recursos Naturais e Desenvolvimento Comunitário – Association for the Conservation of Natural Resources and Community Development)

Zambia

The Zambia Country Programme dubbed Equality first: Civil Society for Sustainable Rural Development is being implemented as of January 2018 and it will run upto 2022. The programme is financed by the Swedish Development Agency, Sida, WYG/DFID and the Swedish Postcode Lottery.

The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to poverty reduction and injustice in Zambia, while the specific objective is empowered poor Zambian women, men and youths with equal rights and opportunities, actively participating in inclusive development processes to sustainably improve their livelihoods.

It addresses We Effect programme thematic areas of sustainable rural development and adequate housing, through gender equality. The Zambia Programme is guided by the 2017-2021 We Effect’s global strategic focus of Equality First. It is further guided by the We Effect Southern Africa Regional Strategy, focusing on strengthened civil society organisations representing people living in poverty, improved livelihoods and increased income for small-holder farmers, increased resilience to climate change, improved land rights and secure land tenure, inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable rural human habitat.

The Zambia Programme implementation will draw its strength from We Effect’s more than 30 years history and track record of sustainable development work; local regulatory and policy frameworks; and the local context in Zambia. The local context and problem situation the programme will address include high rural poverty levels, insecure land rights of the rural rights holder, poor and inadequate housing and habitat, gender inequality, poor access to financial resources, effects of climate change and environmental degradation and weak capacity of local organisations.

In responding to the local context, the programme will work in six clusters: Organisational strengthening of civil society; Sustainable agriculture and rural livelihoods; Resilience and adaptation to climate change; Secure land rights; Sustainable rural housing and habitat and Gender equality and women empowerment.

Partners in Zambia:
Dairy Association of Zambia (DAZ)
Cotton Association of Zambia (CAZ)
Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA)
Non-Governmental Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC)
Civic Forum on Housing and Habitat (CFHH)

Zimbabwe

As of today, one regional programmes is being carried out in Zimbabwe; the Gender Equality Programme (GEP). This regional programme is financed by the Swedish Development Agency, Sida. In January 2018 a new programme period, with a new programme structure, starts. More information about that will follow.

Apart from the regional programmes, the following national programmes and projects are in operation:

Farmers Organisations’ Support Programme (FOSP)
The main objective of the programme is to build the capacity of farmer organisations to effectively provide member driven services to their membership in a sustainable manner. The programme is financed by the Swedish Development Agency, Sida, and runs from 2014-2017.

Enterprise and Business Development Programme (EBDP)
The objective of the programme is to build capacity of the partner organisations to develop sustainable economic empowerment capacity to their membership to reduce poverty and to build capacity of women, men and youth entrepreneurs to economically empower themselves. The programme is financed by the Swedish Development Agency, Sida – through the Embassy of Sweden – and the Swedish Postcode Lottery. The programme period is 2015-2017.

Postcode Lottery Sweden
This programme is funded by the Swedish Postcode Lottery and has the same objectives as the EBDP. It is being implemented in four districts. The postcode has been running in Zimbabwe from 2013 to date.

Extension Training for Rural Agriculture (EXTRA)
The EXTRA Project is being implemented as part of the Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP) between 2015 and 2017. It seeks to improve the livelihoods and food security of people living in rural areas by kick starting the rural economy. The project is funded by UKaid (DFID) and We Effect is a consortium member with Welthungerhilfe, Heifer International, CTDO and ICRISAT. The project is targeting 48,825 households in three districts of the Midlands province. We Effect’s main role is to facilitate study circle, ISAL and business development activities within the framework of the project.

Partners in Zimbabwe:
Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU)
Zimbabwe Association of Dairy Farmers (ZADF)
Women and Land in Zimbabwe (WLZ)
Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA)
Zimbabwe Women’s Bureau (ZWB)
Jekesa Pfungwa Vulingqondo (JPV)
Self Help Development Foundation (SHDF)
Zimbabwe Women’s Bureau (ZWB)
Jekesa Pfungwa Vulingqondo (JPV)
Self Help Development Foundation (SHDF)

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