On the 6th of December 2021, APN had its 10th Annual General Meeting (AGM), through it APN is delighted to inform you/the public that the AGM approved the recruitment of 14 new members from 11 countries across Africa that are; the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. This is the first time ever for APN to recruit such a large number of members in a year since the begging of its operation. To date, the network has a total of 53 Members (50 from Africa, 1, from Belgium, 1 from the United Kingdom, and 1 from the United States of America (USA).
The organizations are;
|SNO||Name of Organization||Country of Representation|
|4.||Chipembere Community Development Organization (CCDO)||Malawi|
|5.||TIM Africa Aid Ghana (TAAG)||Ghana|
|7.||Shanduko Yepenyu Child Care||Zimbabwe|
|8.||Reach Out Organization||Sierra Leone|
|9.||Femme En Action Pour Le Progres Social (FAPROS)||The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)|
|10.||Voice of Somaliland’s Minority Women (VOSOMWO)||Somalia|
|11.||Legal Resource Foundation Zambia||Zambia|
|12.||Tebuho Mulala (TM) Foundation||Zambia|
|13.||City of Kisumu Urban Areas Association (CKUAA)||Kenya|
Brief introduction About the New Member Organizations
- MASC Foundation is an organization from Mozambique that works at creating opportunities and making a sustainable difference for the life of Mozambicans through strengthening democratic governance, improving access to basic services building resilience, and developing alternative livelihood and narratives.
- Christadelphians Bible Ministry (CBM) Tanzania has been working with partners in Tanzania since the 1980s, preventing blindness, improving health and helping people with disabilities go to school, earn a living, access health care/rehabilitation and secure respect in their communities. Christadelphians are a body of Christians who try to base their beliefs and practices wholly on the Bible, which they regard as God’s word in East Africa they are based in Tanzania.
- Chipembere Community Development Organization (CCDO) is a registered youth-led organization based in the southern region of Malawi. The organization was formed in 2005. The mission of the organization is to promote interventions that build the well-being of underprivileged women, children, youth, and other disadvantaged groups through capacity development, advocacy, and impact mitigation.
- SIVIO Institute is a Zimbabwean organization that seeks to contribute towards building resilient communities that recognize and leverage their assets but are also ably supported by an effective government with responsive policies. SIVIO Institute strongly believes in helping strengthen communities and citizens’ own agencies as they subscribe to the thinking democracy can only thrive where there are active citizens.
- Tim Africa Aid Ghana (TAAG) is registered under the Companies Act, 1963 Act 179 as a company limited by guarantee on 5th July 2001 and the Department of Social Development as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Ghana which focuses on good health promotion, supporting women/ children especially on their rights and development for about 20 years.
- Shanduko Yeupenyu Child Care Trust (SYCCT) is a community-based trust founded in 2010 based in Epworth, Zimbabwe, whose mission is to support vulnerable children and families, especially those affected by HIV/AIDS. SYCCT programming in Epworth District Harare province directly works through partners. The Programs’ thematic areas include Girls’ Education, Gender-Based Violence, psychosocial support, child protection, Sexual Reproductive Health, and Rights youth enterprise development are run through the Epworth office in Harare. Shanduko has reoriented its programming to align with the Program Approach, focusing on the needs and priorities of three impact populations (IPs) identified as highly marginalized in the Zimbabwean context. These are (1) female-headed rural and urban households; (2) urban women and girls; and (3) rural and urban adolescent girls. Shanduko’s flagship project in Zimbabwe for IP3 is the Girls Education Support Program, young women training vocation training skills and provision of psychosocial support training and services, which was implemented in partnership with Action Change in 2020.
- Reach Out Organization is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization based in Kenya formed in 2006. The organization was founded by a mix of local community members who shared a common interest and felt the need to start initiatives aimed at changing the livelihoods of the community through building resilience, research, and policy interventions in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL’S) counties in Kenya.
- Voice of Somaliland’s Minority Women (VOSOMWO) is a philanthropic organization that has been advocating for the rights of the Gabooye clan which is referred to as a minority community in Somalia. For the last 20 years, (VOSOMWO) works to promote the political participation of women from minority communities in local councils, parliaments, and government officials. The organization supports grassroots initiatives promoting minority rights and the active participation of minorities in democracy in Somaliland, through mobilization, human rights and civic training sessions, awareness-raising campaigns, and community empowerment. It has been raising its voice calling upon the president of Somalia and opposition political organizations to create a solution for the Gaboye clan to be included and have representation in all government departments, cabinets, and as heads of ministerial departments.
- Legal Resource Foundation of Zambia is a non-profit making foundation founded in 1991 during the advent of multi-party politics in Zambia. The foundation provides legal aid, promotes human rights, and litigation in the public interest. Its activities focus on advocating for a sustainable human rights culture throughout Zambia empowering people through the provision of legal aid services. Legal Resource Foundation of Zambia plays a substantial role in advancing social, economic, and political rights, through the use of law as a way by which the plight of the poor and economically disadvantaged groups are meaningfully addressed.
- Tebuho Mulala (TM) Foundation is an individual-owned philanthropic organization that is founded by Tebuho Mlamulala from Lusaka, Zambia. The Foundation seeks to empower orphans and vulnerable children to break the chain of poverty in Zambia. The foundation has two areas of focus which are: seeking sponsorships for orphans and ensuring access to clean and safe water for vulnerable children. But also prove disaster relief, by supporting schools, equipping teachers, and building medical clinics in Zambia.
- FEMME EN ACTION POUR LE PROGRES SOCIAL (FAPROS) is a women-led organization based in the South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), established in 2012. FAPROS works in emergency and disaster alleviation programs but also leads on interventions in the areas of education, health, conflict transformation, gender promotion, and social inclusion to women and girls. Through its Girls, Not Bride registered charity they work with 1500 organizations of all types and sizes to end child marriage in more than 100 countries around the world. The organization’s vision is to create a world without child marriage where girls and women enjoy equal status with boys and men and are able to achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives.
- City of Kisumu Urban Areas Association (CKUAA) was founded in the year 2011 that is based in Kisumu, Kenya. CKUAA’s main objective is to promote the highest standards of Urban Areas Governance, Service Delivery, Business Leadership, and Ethics in the City of Kisumu for the benefit of its membership. CKUAA wishes to promote the uptake and adoption of clean cookstoves and safe fuels amongst the urban communities in the city of Kisumu. It aims to achieve this through awareness creation, enterprise development, product education, market, and consumer behavior research and lobbying for better policies and regulations.
- AHEAD was incorporated in 2007 as a not-for-profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Mauritius, that has a local presence in Rodrigues and is recognized locally and regionally for its engagement in sustainable development activities. They support and empower the vulnerable groups and work with individuals, organizations, and the community to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as enshrined in their “Objects”. All its activities, engagements, and endeavors are gender cross-cutting. Its team of volunteers works together, aiming at improving the livelihoods and lives of the individual sustainably.