Private sector partnerships
Promoting child-friendly corporate social investment
The corporate sector has an important role to play to ensure the health, education, equality and protection of all Mozambican children. Since mid 2007, UNICEF Mozambique has been looking into ways it can develop and foster private sector partnerships and assist corporate partners to further develop their corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives in support of children’s rights and well-being.
Mozambique is a youthful country, with half of its population under the age of 18.
Mozambique is one of Africa’s most successful examples of a nation that has managed to rebuild itself after protracted conflict. However, poverty reduction and other social advances have not benefited everyone equally:
You can make a difference
In Mozambique, where the need for sustainable development is great, the private sector can make a real difference to the lives of children, many of whom are living in poverty and deprivation – and all of whom comprise the human and social capital on which Mozambique’s future prosperity depends.
By supporting Child-Friendly Initiatives, you show your commitment to children. A company that cares about children is a worthy, socially-minded corporate citizen. A company that invests in children is part of a global movement creating a world fit for children.
The partnerships menu
UNICEF, in collaboration with the Government and the civil society, developed a Partnerships Menu to guide interested companies you on the key areas of potential support either through corporate social responsibility programmes or child-friendly internal workplace policies. These include:
Partnering with UNICEF
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is the leading global advocate for children’s rights. UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly and its work is carried out in 191 countries through country programmes and National Committees.
As the leading children’s organisation in Mozambique for over 30 years, UNICEF has the most comprehensive programme for children in the country and has been working closely with the Government and civil society organisations through four priority programmes:
UNICEF believes that partnerships and collaborative relationships are critical to delivering results for children and to realizing their rights. Since its inception, the organisation has engaged in a broad range of partnerships and collaborative relationships to achieve such outcomes.
In Mozambique, the main elements of the UNICEF’s private sector partnerships strategy include:
Benefits for the corporate partners
For those companies considering partnering with UNICEF as part of their CSI programme, potential benefits include:
We can assist you
If you are interested in supporting a child-friendly initiative, UNICEF can assist you with:
For more information please contact:
Emidio Machiana, Partnerships Officer, Telephone: (+258) 21 481180, firstname.lastname@example.org
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