About SAMACO

VISION

To advance for the socio-economic, cultural and developmental transformation of the Matabeleland and Midlands areas.

MISSION

Our mission is to lead in the enhancement and restoration of socio - economic and fundamental human rights of the people of Matabeleland through practical interventions, policy advocacy and lobby in the local, national, regional and international fora.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

1. Provide Immediate and critical Humanitarian Response 2. Protect, Promote and Restore Human Rights 3. Re-resuscitate socio-economic well -being of the Matabeleland Citizenry 4. Rehabilitate and re – integrate displaced communities.

PARNERSHIPS

We emphasize on the Promotion of new critical and innovative intervention models that focus on enhancement of the life situation of people in the target communities.

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TOGETHER 2030 www.together2030.org

MEMBER OF CORE GROUP

Together 2030 is a civil society initiative that will promote national implementation and track progress of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We aim to generate knowledge and project voices from different civil society and stakeholders around the world on the challenges and opportunities for the 2030 Agenda.

Public Relation Officer

NACOS 2030 www.nacos2030.org

COORDINATING AGENCY 2016 - 2030

While government has the mandate of the day to govern its citizens and ensure that their needs are taken care of, civil society and non-governmental organizations play a crucial role within their societies in providing policy input, following new initiatives, and holding governments accountable.

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BEYOND 2015 www.beyond2015.org

NATIONAL LEAD AGENCY 2014 - 2015

Beyond 2015, a global civil society campaign established in 2010, pushed for a strong and legitimate successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals. Beyond 2015 has brought together more than 1,500 Civil Society Organisations in over 130 countries around the world.

Chief Executive Officer

CIVICUS www.civicus.org

MEMBER OF THE CIVICUS ALLIANCE SINCE 2015

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is an international alliance of members and partners which constitutes an influential network of organisations at the local, national, regional and international levels, and spans the spectrum of civil society

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LOCAL ACTIVITIES

Capacity Building, Networking and Coordinating   

SAMACO works directly with marginalized and vulnerable communities coordinating them and offering networking opportunities to enhance opportunities for capacity development and knowledge sharing.

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NATIONAL ACTIVITIES

NATIONAL INFLUENCING   

Advocacy gives the organization massive and concrete ground for collective awareness building of the vast problems affecting the Matabeleland Citizenry, while lobby seeks to change policy at the sub national, national and international levels. The capacity of communities to understand, participate in advocacy and lobby for policy reform is critical.

INFLUENCING ACTIVITIES

Policy Reform and Inclusivity at Every Level   

Extreme Poverty is a burden that adds on to the vulnerability of communities and inhibits their ability to live life to the fullest. Through promoting sustainable livelihoods we reduce and takeaway the vulnerability burden and restore dignity.

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

At the United Nations  

SAMACO strongly believes in the transformation of Matabeleland, its underlying motto is Re - constructing lives, Building Livelihoods and we dedicate our effort in making that motto a reality. By working tirelessly at all levels to the International level

WHY SAMACO & WHAT WE SEEK TO CHANGE

ABOUT MATABELELAND

INFORMATION ABOUT MATABELELAND

Matabeleland has in the past few decades experienced the worst forms of human intolerance and severe gross human rights abuse. While its past is marred with painful stories of untold suffering which has left behind a legacy of suffering its present - future is in jeaorpady amongst many things affecting Matabeleland the following are the most emminent problems Matabeleland has had to and continues to endure.

PAST INJUSTICES

Injustice and Human Rights Abuses

Since the gruesome Gukurahundi genocide in 1982 -87 the communities of Matabeleland and Midlands has never known peace nor harmony. The devastating effects of the genocide left behind a disintegrated society, serious scars on the political, social, economic and religious fabric of the society. Redress and psychotherapy of the victims of the massive Gukurahundi genocide.

CURRENT CHALLENGES

Chronic Poverty and Hunger

Due to extreme poverty in all its forms and manifestations Peoples of the Matabeleland areas have been completely left paralyzed in the ability of self-fulfillment at the individual level, the community level and the national level In the case of Matabeleland, the levels of human suffering have escalated, culminating in very low levels of quality of life. Eradication of extreme poverty and enhancement of local livelihoods i also another priority area of SAMACO.

MARGINALIZATION

STRUCTURAL FORMS OF MARGINALIZATION

Marginalization is against the universal core values and principles of the United Nations. Respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. These values are embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and further developed in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which enshrines a host of political rights and civil liberties underpinning meaningful democracies. Increased understanding and knowledge of democratic systems and principles as well as participation of the marginalized communities is critical to the end of marginalization of Matabeleland.

UNDERDEVELOPMENT

Massive underdevelopment

War and post war disturbances in 1982-87 coupled with decades of policies of structural marginalization and exclusion in development projects, has left the areas of Matabeleland greatly dilapidated in terms of development and advancement. The right to development states that everyone has an inalianable right to development and SAMACO seeks to strengthen that right.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate Change & Vulnerable Communities

Climate Change has adversely affected communities in the world, Zimbabwe and Matabeleland in particular have not been sparred in the crisis. In 2013 the government of Zimbabwe has released a strategy on mitigating against climate change (Zimbabwe National Climate Change Response Strategy. Matabeleland is already undergoing desertification and further threatening the existence of communities. Enhancement and building of local capacities to deal with and handle increased climate change and its adverse effects is now a critical priority.

Contact

Contact Us


Email: savematabeleland@gmail.com, info@savematabelelandcoalition.org
Phone: +263 8644122358
Website: www.savematabelelandcoalition.org
Address: Postal Address: Box 2477
32C G.SILUNDIKA AND 1ST AVENUE BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE

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