17 January 2024

Cross-cutting approaches

The following cross-cutting priorities have relevance across UNICEF’s Country Programme in Mozambique: Early Childhood Development, Adolescent Programming, Innovation, Gender and Disability, and Climate. UNICEF pursues a holistic approach, ensuring integration of these priorities within programming in the country., EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT, UNICEF works with all sectors influencing early childhood development, including health, nutrition, WASH, and education, among others, to assist in holistic programming for ensuring children’s healthy early development. UNICEF prioritizes: Promoting nurturing care through the Nurturing Care Framework: The Nurturing Care Framework, developed by WHO…, ADOLESCENT PROGRAMMING, PROGRAMAÇÃO PARA ADOLESCENTES em Moçambique Adolescence is a critical period for individual development, one that is characterized by important transitions. Many lifelong habits are formed during this period which shape future health, social and economic outcomes. Adolescents (aged 10-18) represent nearly 25 per cent of Mozambique’s population,…, Story: Children and Adolescents get a Voice on Radio and Television, As crianças e os adolescentes ganham voz na rádio e na televisão Children and adolescents face a world of challenges and issues that are particular to their specific stage in life, and there’s no one better suited to discuss these than the children and adolescents themselves. For many years, UNICEF has been partnering with radio and television…, INNOVATION, Inovação para jovens em Moçambique Innovation and digital transformation are key change strategies through which UNICEF accelerates results for children and young people across different sectors. In this area, UNICEF is working to support the different ministries and agencies of the Government of Mozambique on a number of important initiatives:…, GENDER, GÉNERO em Moçambique The persistence of unequal gender social norms influences household and community power dynamics, limiting access to, and control of, resources for women and girls. This restricts the agency of women and girls to make strategic choices regarding their lives and health (including sexual and reproductive health), while hampering…, DISABILITY, Deficiência em Moçambique UNICEF’s CPD includes strong focus on disability as a crosscutting issue which will be mainstreamed across both development and humanitarian programming. UNICEF will focus on a twin-track approach to mainstreaming disability inclusive approaches across programming while focusing on target priorities within the disability-…, CLIMATE, Clima em Moçambique Despite being responsible for only 0,01 per cent of the world’s cumulative Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Mozambique is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and ranks 10th on UNICEF’s Children’s Climate Risk Index (CCRI). Mozambique’s geographic location in the inter-tropical convergence zone, its 2,470 km-long…, Story: SMSbiz gives youth a place to ask everything they can’t discuss with their parents, O SMSbiz oferece aos jovens um espaço para perguntarem tudo o que não podem discutir com os pais “When should I start having sex? What if I haven’t started menstruating? How do I use a condom?” Adolescents in Mozambique have many questions about puberty, intimacy, and sexual and reproductive health, but not many people they can ask for reliable…