Defending Dignity. Fighting Poverty.

STRATEGIC PLAN

In its new six year country strategy (2014-2020), CARE Mozambique seeks to fight poverty and improve food and nutrition security by empowering women and girls to exercise their rights. This new strategy draws from CARE’s previous innovations and builds on them – emphasizing in particular CARE’s expanded role as a facilitator and development partner with Mozambican colleagues from civil society who are likewise dedicated to transformative, rights-based development in collaboration with the private sector and government.
 
Building on over three decades of experiential knowledge of Mozambique and three years of in-depth analysis and consultations with a wide array of stakeholders, CARE has identified three primary drivers of poverty in Mozambique:
  • poor governance
  • gender and social inequality; and
  • climate change and natural disasters.
Women and girls, particularly those dependent on land and natural resources, are the most affected by the combined effects of these underlying factors of poverty and often find themselves trapped in a vicious cycle, living in chronic food insecurity, suffering from various forms of abuse of exploitation, including gender based violence, and unable to take advantage of the country’s economic development opportunities. Based on these findings, CARE has strategically decided to focus its new 2014- 2020 program strategy on socially, economically and politically excluded women and their children as the main impact groups. 
 
By investing in these most vulnerable women and girls, CARE believes that their entire families and, over the longer term, the wider society, will benefit. With these two groups in mind, this strategy has two primary Impact Goals:
 
  • Women are able to exercise their rights as individuals and citizens, including their right to food and nutrition, and are actively engaged in and benefiting from transparent, equitable and sustainable governance of public and natural resources in a society with supportive socio-cultural norms.
  • Girls grow up enjoying their rights to food and nutrition and to a protected childhood and adolescence, gradually building the skills and capacities to enter adulthood with positive options for her future.
     
For these goals to become reality, CARE will focus its work during 2014-2020 on the following three interdependent programme objectives, integrating across traditionally separated sectors:
 
  1. Enhanced productivity, adaptive capacity and resilience of women and girls dependent on land and natural resources.
  2. Empowered women and girls able to exercise their rights and influence decisions in the private and public spheres.
  3. Empowered CARE and CSO partners’ staff able to promote transformative, rights-based development at scale.
     
This strategy will be implemented at a critical juncture in Mozambique’s history. Exploration has found natural gas reserves of monumental magnitude, enough to catapult Mozambique into the ranks of the largest producers in the world. Other finds and economic opportunities mean foreign and domestic investment is pouring into the country. It is in this context that CARE has designed and will implement this strategy.
 

 

LATEST NEWS

March 2020
CYCLONE IDAI ONE YEAR ON: SOUTHERN AFRICA STILL DEVASTATED AND VULNERABLE TO CLIMATE SHOCKS
Women and children bore a significant brunt of the disaster, with women and girls reporting a significant increase in their daily chores in the wake of Idai.[CLICK HERE]

February 2020
MORE THAN 14 MILLION PEOPLE FACING ACUTE HUNGER IN ONE OF THE LARGEST FOOD CRISES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
Across the Southern Africa region there are now 14.4 million people facing acute levels of hunger, compared to 6 million at the same time in 2018.[CLICK HERE]

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