Addressing livelihood and WASH-related needs and strengthening the resilience of IDPs in Nampula province
Mozambique is one of the world’s poorest countries and faces diverse challenges that have created a complex humanitarian crisis for which the country is under-resourced and under-equipped. These challenges include intensifying security threats by non-state armed groups in the North, the COVID-19 pandemic, vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters, and the 2016-2017 debt crisis. Consecutive climatic shocks, insecurity, and violence have led to continued displacement, increased protection risks, and disruption to markets and livelihoods.
1) 3,000 households (15,000 individuals) in displacement site contribute to their household livelihoods through gender-sensitive, climate-smart agriculture-based and non-agriculture based activities.
2) 12,000 displacement site residents can address essential Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)-related needs, including protection against COVID-19, in dignity and safety.
3) 5,800 displacement site residents, especially women and girls, adopt positive psychosocial coping mechanisms.
Distribution of agricultural tools and inputs (such as climate-resistant seeds)
Provision of training and coaching on climate-resilient agricultural practices
Provision of vocational training
Distribution of non-agricultural livelihood restoration inputs/start-up kits
Facilitate training in skills for more effective household and community participation (negotiation, public speaking etc.) for women and girls
Facilitate awareness raising sessions on gender equality and women and girls‘ participation in household economic decision making
Install of communal hand-washing facilities
Distribution of two-part hygiene kits, including standard family kits and dignity kits
Dissemination of hygiene promotion messages, including prevention of COVID-19 contagion
Revitalize/establish Water User Committees
Facilitate dialogues around gender equality and inclusive community decision making
Select and train community volunteers as Psychosocial Support (PSS) Peer Counsellors
Support Peer Counsellors to provide PSS outreach services and referrals to relevant/appropriate services
Identify and equip appropriate spaces that could function as Women and Girl Friendly Spaces
Lurio, Mauala and Macalopa localities in Memba district, Nampula Province, Mozambique
The project will directly benefit a total of 15,000 women, men, girls, and boys.
01.10.2021 – 30.06.2023
Austrian Development Agency (with funding from the Austrian Development Cooperation)
Supporting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and vulnerable host community members, in particular women and girls, to absorb external shocks and protection risks through principled, gender-responsive, and inclusive humanitarian assistance.
This project contributes to the following sustainable development goals (SDGs):