To advance for the socio-economic, cultural and developmental transformation of the Matabeleland and Midlands areas.
Our mission is to lead in the enhancement and restoration of socio - economic and fundamental human rights of the people of Matabeleland through practical interventions, policy advocacy and lobby in the local, national, regional and international fora.
1. Provide Immediate and critical Humanitarian Response 2. Protect, Promote and Restore Human Rights 3. Re-resuscitate socio-economic well -being of the Matabeleland Citizenry 4. Rehabilitate and re – integrate displaced communities.
We emphasize on the Promotion of new critical and innovative intervention models that focus on enhancement of the life situation of people in the target communities.
Together 2030 is a civil society initiative that will promote national implementation and track progress of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We aim to generate knowledge and project voices from different civil society and stakeholders around the world on the challenges and opportunities for the 2030 Agenda.
While government has the mandate of the day to govern its citizens and ensure that their needs are taken care of, civil society and non-governmental organizations play a crucial role within their societies in providing policy input, following new initiatives, and holding governments accountable.
Beyond 2015, a global civil society campaign established in 2010, pushed for a strong and legitimate successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals. Beyond 2015 has brought together more than 1,500 Civil Society Organisations in over 130 countries around the world.
CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is an international alliance of members and partners which constitutes an influential network of organisations at the local, national, regional and international levels, and spans the spectrum of civil society
Matabeleland has in the past few decades experienced the worst forms of human intolerance and severe gross human rights abuse. While its past is marred with painful stories of untold suffering which has left behind a legacy of suffering its present - future is in jeaorpady amongst many things affecting Matabeleland the following are the most emminent problems Matabeleland has had to and continues to endure.
Since the gruesome Gukurahundi genocide in 1982 -87 the communities of Matabeleland and Midlands has never known peace nor harmony. The devastating effects of the genocide left behind a disintegrated society, serious scars on the political, social, economic and religious fabric of the society. Redress and psychotherapy of the victims of the massive Gukurahundi genocide.
Due to extreme poverty in all its forms and manifestations Peoples of the Matabeleland areas have been completely left paralyzed in the ability of self-fulfillment at the individual level, the community level and the national level In the case of Matabeleland, the levels of human suffering have escalated, culminating in very low levels of quality of life. Eradication of extreme poverty and enhancement of local livelihoods i also another priority area of SAMACO.
Marginalization is against the universal core values and principles of the United Nations. Respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. These values are embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and further developed in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which enshrines a host of political rights and civil liberties underpinning meaningful democracies. Increased understanding and knowledge of democratic systems and principles as well as participation of the marginalized communities is critical to the end of marginalization of Matabeleland.
War and post war disturbances in 1982-87 coupled with decades of policies of structural marginalization and exclusion in development projects, has left the areas of Matabeleland greatly dilapidated in terms of development and advancement. The right to development states that everyone has an inalianable right to development and SAMACO seeks to strengthen that right.
Climate Change has adversely affected communities in the world, Zimbabwe and Matabeleland in particular have not been sparred in the crisis. In 2013 the government of Zimbabwe has released a strategy on mitigating against climate change (Zimbabwe National Climate Change Response Strategy. Matabeleland is already undergoing desertification and further threatening the existence of communities. Enhancement and building of local capacities to deal with and handle increased climate change and its adverse effects is now a critical priority.
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