WHO
WE
ARE

The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) is an anti-poverty civil society network that has been building the voice for the poor in the fight against poverty. It was established in 2000, primarily to ensure that civil society effectively and meaningfully participates in the design, formulation and implementation of the National Development Plans and further monitor the National Development Plans to ensure government provides a means by which Zambia can effectively strategize on reducing the escalating levels of poverty. Since 2000, and in response to an invitation from the Government of Republic of Zambia, the civil society in Zambia has been participating in the process of formulating and monitoring the National Development Plan for the country, and hence sought the need to form a network that would enhance the effectiveness of this participation mainly to;

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Coordinate and collaborate civil society’s participation in the NDP and thus ensure wider participation from all stakeholders;
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Disseminate and exchange information on issues of poverty reduction in general and the NDP in particular to local and international partners;
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Be the representative voice of civil society in lobbying government to exercise greater responsibility and good governance and thus extend the necessary political will and commitment to poverty reduction activities;
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Strengthen lateral learning among civil society and therefore build financial and technical capacities among civil society and other stakeholders for them to fully engage in the Pro – poor development

OUR VISION

“Leading well-resourced civil society network whose members participate in pro-poor development at all levels in Zambia”

OUR MISSION

“To promote pro-poor development through coordination of network member efforts, evidence based policy engagement and community participation in order to reduce poverty in Zambia”

OUR VISION FOR ZAMBIA

“A Zambia where citizens are empowered and have access to basic needs.”

OUR VALUES

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DIGNITY

Supporting honesty in governance and high standards of morality. Requiring CSPR commits to the protection of human dignity by recognizing the worthiness of all especially the marginalized based on the ability to exercise will and choice.
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INCLUSIVENESS

Requiring us to recognize and support the intrinsic value of all human beings by
creating and sustaining conditions that foster equity, empowerment, awareness
and competence at the personal, group and organizational levels.
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EQUITY AND EQUALITY

Requiring us to work to ensure equal opportunity to everyone, supporting the spirit of equal distribution, fairness, gender sensitivity, inclusiveness and non discriminatory irrespective of race, age, gender, HIV status, colour, class, ethnicity, disability, location and religion.
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TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Working towards an open system of governance with no corruption and nepotism. CSPR being accountable at all levels for the effectiveness of our actions and open in our judgements and communications with others.
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PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL CONDUCT

Services based on high standards of objectivity, professionalism and ethics.
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RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Promoting HRBA in all programming and protecting equally entitled to human rights by all without discrimination.
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NON-PARTISANSHIP

Independence from any political party affiliation, whilst defending the political rights and freedoms of others.
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SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT

Reducing its carbon footprint by recognizing and promoting Eco-friendly sustainable use of natural resources for a green environment.

OUR STRUCTURE

CSPR Organisation Structure