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Project Fact Sheet for YY005-02

Project / Programme Title
Promotion of Young People Participation and Community Empowerment
Brief Project Description
The project aims at promoting young people participation and community’s empowerment through social mobilisation activities and building fundamental partnerships for child rights. It also provides vital support to all UNICEF programme areas in developing communication strategies. Between 2002 and 2006, the project will adopt a multiple-channel communication approach for promoting positive behaviours: (i) communication at the community level through participatory processes in partnership with various facilitators - grassroots organisations such as youth, women and religious groups; (ii) communication at the level of service providers – health workers and teachers through interpersonal communication; and (iii) mass communication building on existing collaboration with Radio Mozambique, printed media and ‘edutainment’ (educational entertainment). The project will carry out formative researches to guide communication efforts and will aim at standradising communication approaches, tools and materials especially in the area of HIV prevention. Furthermore, it will monitor through participatory processes the effectiveness of communication programme contents and processes through qualitative studies and Knowledge, Attitude and Practice surveys. Specifically in 2006, the project will support the operationalisation of the National HIV/AIDS Communication Strategy focusing on prevention among young people, paediatric AIDS, prevention of mother-to-child transmission and providing care and protection for children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. It will convey accurate messages about HIV/AIDS, girls’ education, and child survival to 160 communities in the provinces of Gaza, Sofala, Manica, Nampula, Zambezia, Tete and Maputo City through multimedia mobile units and at least 30,000 community members and 5,000 children and young people in 120 communities in 6 provinces will increase their knowledge on HIV/AIDS awareness, basic education, health and nutrition, and hygiene promotion through participating in interactive theater, dance and music sessions. Support will be provided to non-governmental and community-based organisations including associations of people living with HIV/AIDS to strengthen their capacities through trainings to implement awareness raising activities and reduce the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. The participation of young people will be enhanced through child-to-child radio and TV programmes involving 350 children and young people in the production and presentation of these media programmes. In addition, 80 youth associations in Manica, Sofala, Tete and Zambezia provinces will benefit from trainings on HIV/AIDS prevention enabling young people to stay safe from the epidemic. In order to promote youth participation in school councils, community committees and varying provincial fora, a training package on youth participation will be developed and at least 80 youth association will be trained. The project will also advocate with the private sector and journalists to draw attention to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In addition, it will seek to increase the access to information and knowledge on child and human rights through the establishment of a Development and Information Centre. Furthermore, the project will support the development of communication strategies for 5 priority areas within the UNICEF Country Programme i.e. Expanded Programme on Immunisation, Malaria Prevention, Basic Education, Sexual Exploitation and Birth Registration.
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
2002-01-01 00:00:00 UTC
National / Regional
Type of Implementation
Project Contact Person
Patrícia Portela de Souza | 258 1 481149 | 
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. UNICEF is currently working on the financial figures, which will be included in the database by 30 May. 

Funding Information

Aid Modality
Sector Program
Type of Funding
On/Off Budget
Off Budget
On/Off Treasury
Off Treasury
Funding Totals
1,199,154 EUR
1,653,468 EUR
454,314 EUR
Historic Funding
1,257,531 EUR
1,733,966 EUR
Funding 2007
Disbursements 1st Quarter
Disbursements 2nd Quarter
Disbursements 3rd Quarter
Disbursements 4th Quarter


Channel of Delivery
  • CNCS
  • CNJ
  • Forum Mulher
  • GFA
  • GTO - Grupo de Teatro do Oprimido
  • ICS- Nampula
  • Radio Mozambique/RM - Radice
  • Education
  • Gender
  • Child Mortality
  • HIV/AIDS and Malaria
Focal Regions