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Project Fact Sheet for YS104-01

Project / Programme Title
Policy Development and Legal Reform
Brief Project Description
Mozambique is a signatory to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1994), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1993) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. Ratification of these international instruments has created the potential for high-level political commitment and the establishment of an enabling environment for the care and protection of children. However, the combined effects of poverty, natural disasters and HIV/AIDS entail that the number of children in need of special protection remains high and is increasing. It is estimated that there are over 1.6 million orphans in Mozambique and that more than 20 per cent of these are due to AIDS. HIV/AIDS significantly increases the vulnerability of all children to exploitation, violence and abuse by undermining the foundations of their protective environment. Between 2002 and 2006, the project will provide technical and advisory support for programme policies to guide the implementation of well-coordinated multisectoral actions in response to the growing problem of orphaned and other vulnerable children. In pursuit of this aim, it will forge alliance with a wide-range of governmental and non-governmental organisations with a view to increasing public awareness, understanding, leadership and commitment. Support will be given to the Ministry of Women and Social Action to increase its capacity to effectively play the role of “watchdog” vis-à-vis other sectoral ministries and ensure the rights of OVCs to basic services. Specific support will be provided for the revision and formulation of legislation to ensure legal safeguards for children’s rights in compliance with the CRC and other international instruments. Furthermore, the project will aim at the systematic registration of children at birth, the prevention of violence, sexual exploitation, abuse, neglect, trafficking of children and the worst form of child labour through awareness raising, community capacity building and the establishment of a monitoring and evaluation system. The specific activities in 2006 to achieve the above objectives include: approval and enaction of the Children's Act; finalisation and approval of the National Plan of Action on the prevention of violence, abuse and exploitation and the National Plan of Action on the worst form of child labour;implementation of the National Plan of Action for birth registration providing birth certificates for 1.2 million children; development and finalisation of the National Plan of Action on Juvenile Justice in collaboration with UNICRI and MINJUS; 96 centres of victim assistance run by the Ministry of Interior will be supported in 11 provinces In addition, at least 130 community-based surveillance systems will be initiated in Maganja da Costa linked with School Councils to prevent violence, abuse and exploitation both in schools, families and communities.
Donor
UNICEF
Donor Agency / UN Agency
UNICEF
Government Counterparts
  • Ministério da Juventude e Desportos
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Project Information

Project Status
Completed
Mozambican Project Number
MDJ-2008-0011
Fonte de Recurso
233UNICEF
Actual Start - End
2007-01-01 / 2011-12-31
Planned Start - End
2007-01-01 / 2011-12-31
Date of Signature of MoU/Contract
2007-01-01 00:00:00 UTC
National / Regional
National 
Type of Implementation
Bilateral 
Project Contact Person
Mayke Huijbregts | 258 1 481108 | mhuijbregts@unicef.org 
Project Internet Link
www.unicef.org/mozambique 
Comments
UNICEF currently operates in Mozambique within the framework of a five-year Country Programme (CP) of Cooperation with the Government of Mozambique (2002-2006), which is fully aligned with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the same period. The CP is articulated around five programmes: (1) Nutrition and Health; (2) Basic Education; (3) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion; (4) Special Protection; and (5) Social Policy, Advocacy and Communication. The planned budget for the 2002-2006 CP is US$ 86.3 million, comprising of US$ 36.3 million in core resource (Regular Resources) and US$ 50 million in non-core resource (Other Resources). Other Resources are subject to availability of funds and are raised by UNICEF at global, regional and country level to implement the CP from various sources, including Governments and private sector (National Committee for UNICEF). In addition to RR and OR, UNICEF also receives Emergency Funds to support emergency response activities, which are mainstreamed across all programmes in the CP. UNICEF resources are used in Mozambique according to three broad categories: cash (cash given to Government or Civil Society Organisation to implement the CP), supply (supply procured for the Government and Civil Society Organisations to implement the CP), and Technical Assistance & Staff costs. Cash represents about 55% of the resources used, while supply represents about 20% and technical assistance about 25%. Financial figures reported here include all these three categories and refer to RR, OR and Emergency Funds for the period 2002 to 2006. Details about the specific use of funds can be provided by UNICEF Office in Maputo upon request. In the spirit of alignment and harmonisation, the United Nations Country Team in Mozambique has fully aligned the content and cycle of the new United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) with the PARPA II, developing a three-year framework for 2007-2009. Within this framework, UNICEF developed a new Country Programme of Cooperation with the Government for the period 2007 to 2009. The planned Budget for the three-year new CP is US$ 88.6 million, comprising of US$ 22.6 million RR and US$ 66 million OR. Under the new Country Programme, UNICEF will build upon the strengths of the current CP to support national efforts in the priority areas of Young Child Survival and Development, Basic Education and HIV/AIDS. Two other areas of Child Protection from Violence, Exploitation and Abuse and Policy Advocacy and Partnerships for Children’s Rights will also form the core of the new CP. Particular focus will be given to accelerating activities to support children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, and also to the piloting of integrated initiatives on 'childfriendly' schools and support to orphans and vulnerable children, aimed at providing sustainable models for national scale-up. The new CP will be implemented by Government line ministries at the national and subnational levels, in partnership with multi-lateral and bilateral partners, NGOs and communities, in order to reduce existing disparities and ensure that the most vulnerable and marginalised children are reached. Details about the new CP will be included in the database starting 1 January 2007.  

Funding Information

Aid Modality
Sector Program
Currency
USD
Type of Funding
Grant
On/Off Budget
On Budget
On/Off Treasury
Off Treasury
Funding Totals
Disbursements
5,912,337 EUR
Commitments
3,151,826 EUR
Undisbursed
-2,760,512 EUR
Historic Funding
Disbursements
1,782,847 EUR
Commitments
2,227,726 EUR
Funding 2007
Disbursements
3 EUR
Commitments
131,400 EUR
Disbursements 1st Quarter
1 EUR
Disbursements 2nd Quarter
1 EUR
Disbursements 3rd Quarter
1 EUR
Disbursements 4th Quarter
1 EUR
Funding 2008
Disbursements
0 EUR
Commitments
123,120 EUR
Disbursements 1st Quarter
0 EUR
Disbursements 2nd Quarter
0 EUR
Disbursements 3rd Quarter
0 EUR
Disbursements 4th Quarter
0 EUR
Funding 2009
Disbursements
1,504,176 EUR
Commitments
284,400 EUR
Disbursements 1st Quarter
60,663 EUR
Disbursements 2nd Quarter
1,096,410 EUR
Disbursements 3rd Quarter
188,626 EUR
Disbursements 4th Quarter
158,477 EUR
Funding 2010
Disbursements
968,923 EUR
Commitments
115,200 EUR
Disbursements 1st Quarter
282,316 EUR
Disbursements 2nd Quarter
686,607 EUR
Disbursements 3rd Quarter
0 EUR
Disbursements 4th Quarter
0 EUR
Funding 2011
Disbursements
1,517,458 EUR
Commitments
314,640 EUR
Disbursements 1st Quarter
43,259 EUR
Disbursements 2nd Quarter
733,964 EUR
Disbursements 3rd Quarter
386,464 EUR
Disbursements 4th Quarter
353,771 EUR

Classification

Channel of Delivery
  • Min. da Juventude
  • Ministerio da Mulher e da Accao Social
  • MJ / Tribunais
  • Tribunal Supremo
  • UTREL
Sectors
MDGs
  • Education
  • Gender
  • Child Mortality
  • HIV/AIDS and Malaria
  • Global Partnership
Focal Regions
National