The Centre for Environment Justice (CEJ) is thrilled to announce official commencing of the project “Strengthening Civil Society Voices for Climate Advocacy in Zambia” funded by United Nations Democracy Fund. This transformative initiative aims to empower civil society organizations in Zambia to play a pivotal role in advocating for climate action and environmental sustainability. The project is scheduled to run from 1st July 2023 to 30th June 2025 and will be implemented in five(5) districts namely Lusaka, Chirundu, Luangwa, Chongwe & Rufunsa.
The project endeavours to contribute to 4 SDGs;
- Goal 13, Climate Action particularly to improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.
- Goal 5, Gender Equality particularly addressing women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic and public life.
- Goal 10, which strives to reduce inequality within and among countries by empowering and promoting the social, economic and political inclusion of all, including persons with disabilities.
- Goal 17, which is “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development”. The success of Zambia’s National Adaptation Planning (NAP) processes and Nationally Determined Contribution (NDCs) implementation in the country hinges on the participation of several stakeholders including the Civil society movement, hence the need to build the capacity of Civil society organisation in climate adaptation and implementation of nationally determined contributions.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to United Nations Democracy Fund for their generous support and to all our partners and stakeholders for their unwavering commitment to a greener, more sustainable future.
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Centre for Environment Justice – 26th July 2023