Summary: Country Programme 2010 - 2014
The Country Programme for 2010 - 2014 is supporting the Governments’ efforts to enhance social inclusion, provide conditions for children to reach their full potential and address the causes of discrimination. The Country Programme is structured around two major programme components:
The Country Programme is designed to build on the results already achieved through the previous cycle and is centred on education, early childhood development (ECD), mother and child health, HIV/AIDS prevention and child protection. UNICEF’s recognised expertise and experience in advancing and encouraging the development of policies and innovative approaches dedicated to strengthening systems and improving the provision of services has been incorporated within the programme strategy.
A new focus on communication is intended to trigger positive change in behaviour and attitudes towards development, while at the local level participatory action research will help to enhance the empowerment of children, women and young people. Existing partnerships are to be strengthened and new alliances formed for the purpose of creating programme synergies, leveraging resources for children and ensuring that human rights and gender concerns are effectively addressed.
UNICEF continues to help bridge the gap between implementing bodies and international networks so as to connect partners, instil good practices, offer sources for technical expertise and bring together partners, decision makers and other stakeholders from different sectors.
Support for setting up coordination mechanisms and contingency plans for emergency preparedness and response will also be provided, including improved policy and services related to child safety and a reduction in the threat posed to children and adolescents by landmines, Explosive remnants of war (ERW) and small arms.