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Project Fact Sheet for YS004-02

Project / Programme Title
Capacity Development for the Protection and Care of Children and Women
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. The Capacity Development for the Protection and Care of Children and Women Project aims at strengthening the institutional capacity of line Ministries,non-governmental and community-based organisations to create sustainable systems for an accelerated response to orphaned and vulnerable children and increase the access of orphaned and vulnerable children to basic services such as legal protection, financial support, education, health etc. In 2006, the project will support the following activities: budgetary allocation for the implementation of the Plan of Action for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children; supporting coordination efforts at the provincial level to implement the National Action Plan along with the development of joint annual work plan; supporting the Government to provide access for at least 30,000 OVC to at least three of the six basic services such as legal protection (including birth certificates and powerty certificates), financial support, education, psycho-social support, health, food and nutrition; supporting NGOs to provide access for at least 30,000 OVC to the 6 basic services; providing access for at least 260,000 children to education and school centred protection services; and providing emergency materials to at least 3,000 households caring for the most vulnerable children.
Donor Agency / UN Agency
Government Counterparts

Project Information

Project Status
Mozambican Project Number
Fonte de Recurso
Actual Start - End
2002-01-01 / 2006-12-31
Planned Start - End
2002-01-01 / 2006-12-31
Date of Signature of MoU/Contract
National / Regional
Type of Implementation
Project Contact Person
Malathi Pillai | 258 1 481108 | 
Project Internet Link
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
Investment Projects
Type of Funding
On/Off Budget
Off Budget
On/Off Treasury
Off Treasury
Funding Totals
1,984,102 EUR
2,289,291 EUR
305,189 EUR
Historic Funding
2,080,694 EUR
2,400,743 EUR
Funding 2007
Disbursements 1st Quarter
Disbursements 2nd Quarter
Disbursements 3rd Quarter
Disbursements 4th Quarter


Channel of Delivery
  • ATA
  • CCLJ
  • Comunita Di S. Egídio Acap
  • Douleurs Sans Frontieres (DSF)
  • Handicap International - Mozambique
  • Helpage Int.
  • MMC
  • RENSIDA and PLWHA Associations
43000 Other Multisector
  • Education
  • Gender
  • Child Mortality
  • HIV/AIDS and Malaria
  • Global Partnership
Focal Regions