Our Partners in Mozambique
Association for Integrated Socio-Economic Development (KULIMA)
KULIMA works to help communities grow and develop through income generation. … KULIMA works to help communities grow and develop through income generation. KULIMA was created during the civil war in connection with a French NGO Bioforce. Its main function at the time was to support refugees, improve living conditions, and aid the resettlement process. Since its inception in 1984, KULIMA has grown and expanded its programming into many areas, including rural development and income generation, education, health and HIV/AIDS, gender issues, microfinance, and vulnerable groups. KULIMA understands the importance of income generation and sustainability but recognizes the many other issues impacting a community’s ability to grow and develop. Our partnership began in 2011 and together we will develop a series of integrated development programmes in Niassa province.
Association of Blind and Partially Sighted of Mozambique (ACAMO)
ACAMO strives to ensure that disabled people are not excluded from society. … ACAMO strives to ensure that disabled people are not excluded from society. The idea for creating ACAMO began with a group of visually impaired students who decided to create an organization that defended their rights. ACAMO was formed in 1995 and it was officially recognised in 2002. ACAMO seeks to ensure that all disabled people in Mozambique, especially the visually impaired, are integrated into society with full access to their human rights and with their needs addressed through informed policy change. ACAMO is run by the visually impaired for the visually impaired. We have been in partnership with ACAMO since 2008. Currently we are working together on the Shared Futures project, working to ensure the engagement of persons with disabilities with decision making processes and strengthening their access to services. We are also working together to improve local governance in Niassa Province. http://acamo.awardspace.com
Association of People Living with HIV (KWIMUKA)
KWIMUKA ensures that PLHIV are involved and engaged with all HIV response relate… KWIMUKA ensures that PLHIV are involved and engaged with all HIV response related activities. KWIMUKA was formed in 2001 by men and women living with HIV in Niassa Province. The association was registered in 2003 and is striving to improve the quality of life of PLHIV. The word KWIMUKA means “wake up” in Yao (the local language). It symbolizes the “waking up” of PLHIV so that they may have stronger ownership and take greater leadership in the national response to HIV. KWIMUKA has been working in partnership with us since 2004. Currently our partnership is centred on the Shared Futures project, working to engage the most vulnerable in local development and on a project aiming to improve local governance in Niassa Province. This project is working to address the gaps in service delivery associated with poor governance. This means engaging the community with decision making, and improving the community’s capacity to assess the success and quality of development.
Christian Council of Mozambique (CCM)
The Christian Council of Mozambique focuses on social justice and notions of equ… The Christian Council of Mozambique focuses on social justice and notions of equality. CCM is a Church based organization formed in 1948 by main line churches such as Methodist, Anglican and Presbyterian. Presently it constituted of 22 different denominations, both main line and small denominations, including two associations (The Bible Society and the Scripture Union). CCM focuses on social justice, capacity to intervene in society, and promoting the equality of rights and opportunities between men and women. CCM have also previously been involved in small arms disarmament and destruction. CCM become a partner in 2000. Currently we are working together on the Shared Futures project focusing on maternal and child health, water and sanitation and food security sectors and improving transparency and accountability in the delivery of these services.
KUTSEMBA prioritises education as a primary tool for sustainable development. … KUTSEMBA prioritises education as a primary tool for sustainable development. The organisation believes that all human beings are entitled to live in a society that is inclusive and equitable. KUTSEMBA’s main objectives are to: enable children and young adults, support rural development, health and sanitation, improve education with a view to promoting gender equality and respect for human rights, promote the improvement of rehabilitation of habitat and the environment, encourage community participation and citizenship, and to encourage corporate social responsibility. KUTSEMBA has been working in partnership with us since 2008. Currently we are working in maternal and child health, water and sanitation and food security sectors and working together to engage the most vulnerable in decision making and service delivery.
Networks of national CSOs operating in Niassa (FONAGNI)
The FONAGNI network brings together organisation’s to reflect on how publi… The FONAGNI network brings together organisation’s to reflect on how public policy and governance affects people in Niassa province. It was founded in 2007 and has 154 members. The vision of FONAGNI is the establishment of a strong civil society that can contribute to cultural, political, social and economic dialogue. FONAGNI seeks to influence government, private sector and other actors in Mozambican society. FONAGNI brings local organisations together and aims to reflect on the effects of public policy and the performance of governance at the provincial level. Our partnership with FONAGNI began in 2011 and together we will promote the improvement of social accountability in Niassa province.
Union of Farmers and Associations (UCA)
UCA supports rural development, food security, community health as well as the H… UCA supports rural development, food security, community health as well as the HIV and AIDS sector. UCA is also well practiced in promoting associations and CBO’s, community participation and promoting dialogue between CSO’s and government at provincial and district levels. We have been partners with UCA since 2001. Currently we are running three projects together; Improving Local Governance in Niassa Province, Strengthening of CSOs in Niassa (FORCA), and a Shared Futures project.