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Alliance for Community Action

The baby that does not cry, dies on the mother’s back

Mission

To strengthen the demand and supply for public resource accountability in Zambia with emphasis oninstituting that demand in the general public

Strategic Goal

To strengthen PRM accountability in Munali constituency in order to influence national PRM accountability

Vison

A Zambia where all her citizens enjoy the full and equitable benefit of all her public resources

Our Projects

Activities we are doing in order to enhance social accountability and Citizen participation 

Ask Project

The Ask Project is the ACA’s flagship programme. Encouraging and empowering the general public to Ask targeted and informed questions to duty bearers on the manner in which public money is spent, the Ask Project’s overall aim is to institute routine demand and supply of public resource accountability in Zambia.

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Speak Up Zambia Project

Speak up Zambia aims to empower the Zambian media, especially community radio stations, to effectively carry out their watchdog role. The project also has the objective of enabling Zambian citizens to express their opinions and hold duty bearers accountable.

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Access to Justice: Ask Youth Project

The ‘Access to Justice: Ask Youth Project’ is the latest project under our flagship ASK! Project! The central idea of this project is to have more youths in rural areas, specifically; Isoka and Mpika districts of Muchinga Province apply for and access youth empowerment facilities with special emphasis on scholarships and education loans.

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Events list

Team

Laura Miti

Executive Director

Noble Chansa

Finance and Administration

Jimmy Maliseni

Information and Advocacy Officer

Zengeni Simuchembu

Project Officer

Charity Namukamba

Administrative Assistant

Musanide Chilumbu

Research Assistant

Florence Mwale

Research Assistant

Richard Phiri

Finance and Administration Assistant

Andrew Banda

Social Media and IT Assistant

Linda Kapwaya

Team member one

Mandiva Jenjenkwa

Team member one

MAKE DONATION

Conduct more Social Accountability Trainings with the Community

In our Social Accountability trainings, we bring together cross-sections of community members in one location to train them on how to old duty bearers accountable using evidence based advocacy.

The trained citizens become community voices who monitor developmental projects and service delivery levels in their communities. These citizens are trained on how to understand the public resource management system and link that to service delivery gaps in their localities. 

Your support will enable ACA to train more citizens and therefore increase the number of people asking about the way public money and other resources are being utilised to ensure maximum improvement of service delivery.

Buy Equipment for our Citizen Journalists

Our Citizen Journalists are empowered with smart phones to use as reporting tools on issues affecting their communities.

We install Viva Video, Wave Pad and Story Maker mobile applications which the trainees uses to record, edit and package stories. These stories are broadcast on our partner radio stations and shared on social media including Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

You can support this cause by sponsoring the purchase of more smart phones to enable us to train more Citizen Journalists.

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This is your chance to help do more work, in a more unrestricted manner, engage with the community more, conduct more trainings and have more citizen journalists. Every little counts 

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Fact Checking

The Alliance for Community Action through the Speak up Zambia Project has set up a fact-checking unit. The unit investigates claims made in the public domain especially those related to public resource management.

This project is implemented in partnership with Free Press Unlimited (FPU) and the House of Consciousness (HoC). Speak up Zambia Project is funded by the European Union.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where can I find a complete description of your mission, vision and projects?

Please visit the About Us section. In this section you will find the mission, vision, description of projects and team biographies.

Who are your partners?

As a civil society organisation, we work with our communities, the media, state institutions, other CSO’s, donors and individual citizens.

Why was the Alliance for Community Action created?

The Alliance for Community Action was created with the main purpose of strengthening the supply and demand for public resource management accountability in Zambia with emphasis on instituting that demand in the general public. ACA is a non-governmental organisation which was registered in December 2013 and begun its operations in December 2014. ACA’s

How much does it cost to use services of the Alliance for Community Action?

The Alliance for Community Action is a non-profit organisation and our services are free to the communities and institutions we work with. In order to serve our non-profit mission, we strongly believe that a baseline of services should always be free to individuals and NGOs. However, we may require individuals and organisations in need of our services to meet the running costs of such events e.g trainings in Public Resource Management Monitoring and Social Accountability advocacy.

How is the Alliance for Community Action funded?

The Alliance for Community Action is supported by institutional donors, individual supporters and foundations.

Does the Alliance for Community Action provide financial assistance to individuals and fellow non-profit organizations?

No. The Alliance for Community Action is not a grant-making organization.

How do you ensure that the organizations and projects featured on your site are quality?

Quality and trust are paramount to the Alliance for Community Action mission and vision.

For more information email us at info@acazambia.org

Does the Alliance for Community Action have a blog?

The Alliance for Community Action has a blog on our Home page.  ‘The Alliance’ is a blog written by team members at the Alliance for Community Action, where we share information and resources.  We believe that small actions can change the world, and when we find a great opportunity for change or an inspiring story, we want to share it with you, therefore, and our blog also carries stories from other sources which we believe are beneficial to our audience.  

Come see what we’re saying, and share your own thoughts too!  We’d love to hear from you.


Can I donate by credit card? Do I have other options?

The Alliance for Community Action has a blog on our Home page.  ‘The Alliance’ is a blog written by team members at the Alliance for Community Action, where we share information and resources.  We believe that small actions can change the world, and when we find a great opportunity for change or an inspiring story, we want to share it with you, therefore, and our blog also carries stories from other sources which we believe are beneficial to our audience.  

Come see what we’re saying, and share your own thoughts too!  We’d love to hear from you.

Can I give by credit card? Do I have other options?

As a donor, you have three options to donate: credit card, electronic bank transfer, and written cheque. PayPal is the processor for credit card transactions. You do not need to register an account with PayPal in order to pay by credit card. If you would like to donate via written cheque, you will be prompted to print out a form which can be mailed. No individuals at ACA take a profit from or take a cut on your donation. For credit card and eCheck transactions, Paypal does charge a small processing fee that will be deducted from the donation.

Is there a minimum donation?

No. Any amount can make a difference.

How can I join the ACA team?

All job opportunities are advertised on our Home Page and in the media. If you have found a current opportunity that interests you, follow the laid down procedure to send us your expression of interest or request for more information by sending an email to info@acazambia.org

Can I volunteer or Intern at The Alliance for Community Action?

Check available volunteer and job positions with The Alliance for Community Action.

How do I subscribe to The Alliance for Community Action's newsletter?

From our News page, you can subscribe to our newsletter by filling out your name and email in the box on the right-hand side.

I just saw a typo or bad link on your website. Who can I inform?

If you notice a typo or a bad link, please email the appropriate web page url and a short description of the error to our team at info@acazambia.org

I would like to recommend an NGO to partner or be trained by the ACA. How do I do this?

You can tell them about The Alliance for Community Action’s service and encourage them to contact us at info@acazambia.org with the NGO’s contact information and a short paragraph of why you feel we should outreach to this organization.

I would like to recommend an NGO to partner or be trained by the ACA. How do I do this?

You can tell them about The Alliance for Community Action’s service and encourage them to contact us at info@acazambia.org with the NGO’s contact information and a short paragraph of why you feel we should outreach to this organization.

I don't see my question here. Who can I contact for help?

You may always contact our Information and Advocacy team at info@acazambia.org

CONTACT US

send email or visit us

Alliance for Community Action, Plot Number 23664 Bennie Mwiinga Road PHI, Lusaka, Zambia

Tel: +260211284931