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Community Development Strategic Plan

The EAC Community Development Strategic Plan [2009-2014] seeks to address key Community issues as highlighted below:

Definition of Community Development, Community Mobilization and Social Development;
Community Development: is helping communities develop sustainable solutions. Help people define their problems and identify solutions or ways to address them.
Community Mobilization: Bringing people together to identify, plan and implement programmes and activities that meet their basic collective needs.
Social Development: is concerned with empowerment of all people, men and women, young and old with particular attention to those that are marginalized or excluded in order to help them develop their capacities and take up opportunities

OVERALL GOAL OF EAC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Development and adoption of a common approach towards the disadvantaged and marginalized groups, including children, the youth, the elderly and persons with disabilities through rehabilitation and provision of, among others, foster homes, health care education and training.

ISSSUES
Legislative framework i.e. weak policies and harmful cultural practices.
Vulnerability of: Youth, Women, Men, OVCs, PWDs and Older Persons
Poor participation
Illiteracy
Poor infrastructure
Poverty
Inadequate extension workers
HIV/AIDS
Inadequate use appropriate technologies
Health-Chronic diseases
Research (Community based)

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
1. Enabling policies and legislative framework within partner states harmonized
2. Women, men, youth OVCs PWD and older persons empowered for effective participation in sustainable socio-economic development
3. Infrastructure at community level within EAC Partner States improved.
4. Health service delivery systems in communities within Partner States improved
5. Instances of human rights abuse and insecurity in communities reduced
6. Monitoring and evaluation Framework

 

Strategic Objective 1:

Targets

Activities

Responsibilities

Partners

Timetable

5 Policies Developed

Develop TOR
Hire experts
Conduct Research
Develop draft policy document
Stakeholders fora
Cabinet approval
Develop TOR
Hire Consultant


Partner States Governments

Development Partners

2009

5 Policies Harmonized

EAC Secretariat

2010

 

 

Strategic Objective 2:


Targets

Activities

Responsibilities

Partners

Timetable

All Vulnerable Groups i.e. Women, children in difficult circumstances, people living disabilities, HIV/AIDS, the internally displaced persons, orphans and vulnerable children, the landless, unemployed youths and older persons are empowered.

Development and adoption appropriate technologies
Facilitate self employment within the communities

Training and awareness creation to build capacities of individuals

Improve governance at local level

Promote a common language

Establishment of Social Protection programmes for OVCs and older persons

Enhance vocational rehabilitation for PWDs’ training

Partner States Governments

Development Partners, NGOs, CSOs , FBOs, CBOs, communities

2009-2014

 

 

Strategic Objective 3:


Targets

Activities

Responsibilities

Partners

Timetable

Counseling services on HIV/AIDS and reproductive health improved Women, men youth, older persons and families.

Establish counseling services on HIV/AIDS and reproductive health for women, men youth, older persons and families

Partner States Governments

Development Partners, NGO CSOs, CBOs, FBOs and  Communities

2009-2014

 

 

Strategic Objective 4.


Targets

Activities

Responsibilities

Partners

Timetable

Partner States


Coordinate a regional network among partner states on community development

EAC Secretariat

2009-2014

Communities


Sensitize communities under threat of conflicts to promote non-violent forms of conflict resolutions and reduce incidences of human rights abuse

Research and identity innovative mechanisms for containing violence and for conflict resolution

Partner States Governments

Development Partners NGOs, CSOs, CBOs, FBOs and  Communities

2009-2014

 

 

Strategic Objective 5:

Targets

Activities

Responsibilities

Partners

Timetable

Partner States, Communities, EAC and Partner

Develop and institutionalize comprehensive regional Monitoring and evaluation system

Undertake periodical progress reporting

EAC Secretariat

Partner States

Development partners

2009