DEVELOPMENT OF A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR PEOPLE’S ACTION FOR ACCOUNTABILITY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE IN ZAMBIA (PAAGZ)

Opportunity Closing Date: Thursday, 2nd November (13.00hrs CAT).Opportunity Type: ConsultancyIntroductionPeople’s Action for Accountability and Good Governance in Zambia (PAAGZ) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing governance and accountability processes. It was established with a core belief that the performance of the public sector holds particular significance for the country’s most vulnerable and marginalized populations. These individuals rely heavily…

STRONG LEGAL FRAMEWORKS NEEDED TO BACK HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER’S

This year’s Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Summit (SAHRDS) which attracted delegates across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region focused on the vulnerability of those that are always on the forefront fighting for democracy and peace in their nations. The 2022 SAHRDS themed: ” A Journey to Sustainability: Protecting Civic Space through Strengthening Institutions for and Networks of Environmental…

SANGWA CALLS FOR INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE

Constitutional Lawyer (SC) John Sangwa, has called for institutional change as people focus on the consolidated good governance. State Counsel Sangwa regretted that human rights defenders are fighting for their survival, invariably making it difficult for them to act effectively. Sangwa says transformation in the area of democracy and freedom of expression must be entrenched. speaking during the 2022 Southern…

PAAGZ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ON HUMAN RIGHTS

People’s Actions for Accountability and Good Governance in Zambia (PAAGZ) Executive Director and Human Rights Defender, Fumba Chama says it is every persons responsibility to protect the human rights of citizens. Speaking during the on going Southern African Human rights Defenders summit held at Ceila resort, Mr Chama says there is need for political will from government as duty holders,…

Pipoz Parliament Online Launch

PAAGZ, officially launched the online Pipoz Parliament on 16th February 2022.The Pipoz Parliament Online, is a platform for interaction on governance processes in the country.The Pipoz Parliament online is broadcasted on the PAAGZ Facebook page and Youtube Channel. Various issues have been discussed on the platform which include,the Cyber Security Law,Youth Unemployment,Zambia’s Debt and much more.The conversation is hosted …

YOUTH DEBATE

The People’s Action for Accountability and Good Governance in Zambia (PAAGZ) conducted a Youth Debate on Youth Day 12th March 2022.The debate focused on the social, political and economic challenges that young people in the country are faced with. A lack of access to employment, income, freedom and other basic needs. During the debate, it was revealed that these challenges…

STREET DEBATE-MISISI

PAAGZ conducted another street debate in Misisi Compound,the debate motion was “IS THE CDF ENOUGH TO ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEMS OF MISISI COMPOUND”. During this session, residents of Misisi community were invited to air their expressions the recently increased Constituency Development Fund and challenges that there civic leaders should address . Some of the issues that came to light included: Lack…

STREET DEBATE-MANDEVU

PAAGZ conducted a street debate in Lusaka’s Mandevu compound,the debate aimed at increasing youth participation in governance processes in the country.The motion of this debate was “IS THE LAW ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION INZ AMBIA TOO LIMITING?” Members of the community took turns in airing out their views on the motion, this included women and young people on the streets…

PRM TRAINING

PAAGZ conducted a Public Resource Management training for young people in Lusaka on 18th January 2022.This training aims at positioning youths as custodians of democracy and good governance in Zambia. PAAGZ seeks to pursue a more citizen based advocacy and influencing approach to the demand for responsible and accountable leadership in the management of public resources. During this training, participants…