Civil Society Support Programme (CSSP II)
Civil Society Support Programme II is a capacity development program supporting Ethiopia’s civil society and its contribution to national development, poverty reduction and the advancement of good governance, in line with the government’s policies. In partnership with British Council, Pact is helping to build capacity among Ethiopian civil society organizations as well as support government engagement.
Sustainable Development of Mining in Rwanda
Sustainable Development of Mining in Rwanda (SDMR) is a three-year technical assistance program funded by the UK government through the Department for International Development (DFID). The program is using a market systems development (M4P) approach to economically and sustainably grow Rwanda’s mining sector by fostering an increase in private sector investment and improving the livelihoods of small-scale miners and their communities. Cardno Emerging Markets (UK) Ltd has been contracted by DFID to manage SDMR. Pact is providing technical support. Learn more about SDMR here.
Regional Approaches for Sustainable Conflict Management and Integration (RASMI)
The shared border areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, also known as the Mandera Triangle, have experienced armed conflict, violent crime, extremist attacks, political instability and state failure for years. The Regional Approaches for Sustainable Conflict Management and Integration (RASMI) project adopts a conflict systems-based approach to promote peace-building, conflict management and conflict resolution capacity at the community and cross-border levels. It is part of the EU's programme for Collaboration in the Cross-Border areas of the Horn of Africa. RASMI, which means “reliable” in Somali, targets stakeholders in the Mandera Triangle who are most vulnerable to engaging in conflict, irregular migration and recruitment into militias and terror groups. RASMI engages local government agencies, women, religious leaders, security forces and the private sector – those who have the greatest capacity for managing conflicts and promoting peace.
Selam Ekisil (SEEK)
The Selam Ekisil, or SEEK, project adopts a conflict systems based approach to address the multiple causes of conflict in cross border areas and to promote peace building, conflict management and conflict resolution capacity at the community and cross border levels. It is part of the EU’s programme for Collaboration in the Cross Border areas of the Horn of Africa, working to prevent and mitigate the impact of local conflict and to promote economic development and greater resilience in four different cross border regions. The three-year project addresses drivers of conflict, insecurity and instability, while strengthening the systems and institutions that peacefully manage and resolve conflict on the border of Southwest Ethiopia and Northwest Kenya.
Centre for Good Governance
This four-year project is building increased civic engagement and coherence around local development programs in Kayah State and Bago Region.
Social Accountability in the Health Sector
The Social Accountability in the Health Sector (SAHS) Programme aims to improve citizen engagement to improve accountability in health sector in Nepal. SAHS focuses on collaborating with civil society groups, national policy actors, and government health institutions to understand the challenges and deepen social accountability efforts in the health sector. Through the recommendations from situational analyses, applied political economy analyses and multi-stakeholder dialogue, key health sector actors will be able to implement more effective social accountability initiatives. The project ultimately contributes to Nepal’s National Health Sector Programme III, which is designed to improve health services in Nepal, particularly for the socially excluded groups.
Zimbabwe Accountability and Artisanal Mining Program
This project is increasing cooperation between small-scale and industrial miners in Zimbabwe and formalizing production and trade of gold by the country’s estimated 500,000 artisanal miners. The project focuses on gold mining sites in the areas of Shurugwi, Gwanda and Kwekwe, working to improve operational, safety and environmental standards. In an extensive 2014 baseline study, Pact found that the use of mercury in artisanal mining in Zimbabwe is widespread. In response and in line with the Minimata Convention on Mercury, Pact is partnering with Zimbabwe's government to develop an inventory of mercury use and a national action plan for mercury reduction. Pact is also informing policymaking, working with the government to increase the contribution of gold to Zimbabwe’s economy and development.