Uphwo

National Strategy

UPHWO has developed a national strategy for the period of 2021-2025, which outlines our vision, mission, values, goals, and objectives for our work and impact in Burundi. Our national strategy is based on a comprehensive and participatory analysis of the context and needs of the people and communities we serve and support, as well as the opportunities and challenges we face as an organization. Our national strategy is also aligned and harmonized with the national and local priorities and plans of the government and other institutions, as well as the international and regional frameworks and standards for humanitarian and development action.

Our Goals and Objectives

Our national strategy has four main goals, which are:

  • To improve the health and nutrition of the people of Burundi, especially women and children, by providing them with quality and inclusive health care, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene services and support.
  • To enhance the education and skills of the people of Burundi, especially children and youth, by providing them with quality and inclusive education, early childhood development, and vocational training services and support.
  • To protect and empower the people of Burundi, especially the most vulnerable and marginalized, by providing them with protection, legal, and psychosocial services and support, and by promoting their rights, dignity, and participation in society.
  • To promote the environmental management and resilience of the people and communities of Burundi, by providing them with technical and financial assistance, and by promoting the adoption of sustainable and climate-smart practices and solutions.

For each of these goals, we have defined specific and measurable objectives, indicators, and targets, which guide our planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of our programs and activities.

How we implement

We implement our national strategy through various processes and mechanisms, such as:

  • Our program and project cycle management: This is the process that we follow to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate our programs and projects, in collaboration with our partners and beneficiaries. We use a results-based and participatory approach, which ensures that our programs and projects are relevant, effective, efficient, and sustainable. We also use a cross-cutting and integrated approach, which ensures that our programs and projects address the multiple and interrelated needs and issues of the people and communities we serve and support, such as gender, protection, environment, and governance.
  • Our partnership and coordination: This is the mechanism that we use to collaborate and coordinate with other actors and stakeholders, such as the government, civil society, private sector, and donors, to ensure a comprehensive and integrated response to the needs and priorities of the people and communities of Burundi. We also participate in various sectoral and thematic groups and networks, such as the Health, Education, Protection, Environment, and Governance clusters, and the Collective of Burundian Organizations Working in the Humanitarian Field (COBH), to share information, experiences, and best practices, and to advocate for the rights and interests of the people and communities of Burundi.
  • Our communication and advocacy: This is the mechanism that we use to communicate and disseminate our work and impact, as well as the voices and experiences of our partners and beneficiaries, to various audiences and platforms, such as the media, the public, and the policymakers. We also use communication and advocacy to raise awareness and mobilize support for our work and cause, and to influence the policies and practices of the government and other institutions, in favor of the people and communities of Burundi.
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