The TRANAC Project
Zimbabwe Network of Early Childhood Development Actors (ZINECDA):
ZINECDA will be the lead organisation in the project implementation. It is a membership-based organisation with the purpose of realising the rights of every child, from conception to eight years, the period known as Early Childhood Development (ECD).
The current membership of ZINECDA consist of both non-state and state actors, community- and faith-based organisations, NGOs, ECD centres, research and academic organisations and private sector actors working to enhance early childhood development in Zimbabwe.
Taking the leading role in the TRANAC project, ZINECDA will be influencing ECDE legislation, policy, guidelines, and procedures that concern the rights and development of children through direct participation using rights-based approaches including evidence-based advocacy, research, capacity building and networking with major focus on Sustainable Development Goal 4.2.
The Network for Early Childhood Development (NECDoL)
NECDoL in Lesotho, is a non-profit voluntary association of individuals, organisations and institutions who together are pursuing the overall well-being of young children. The network’s vision is that every child in Lesotho from 0 to 5 years old shall have equitable access to well-coordinated quality integrated early childhood services by 2030.
NECDoL will organise national activities, building up to transnational activities, through community mobilisation. This will be coordinated by regional coordinators and national teacher trainers based in the 10 districts of Lesotho, and lead to national and transnational advocacy. High-level advocacy will target parliamentarians, and this will be supported by effective use of the media to gain the support of the masses in proposed changes. NECDOL will also collaborate at the transnational level through organising advocacy events and information sharing.
The Early Childhood Development Coalition (ECDC) Malawi
ECDC Malawi is a coalition of civil society organisations, faith-based organisations, community-based organisations, institutions and interested professionals providing ECD services and implementing ECD interventions. The organisation has a network of over 96 members.
ECDC Malawi continues to advocate for ECDE at national level contributing to the transnational agenda. ECDC has strong competencies in advocacy, research, capacity building, resource mobilisation, monitoring and evaluation, collaboration, and partnership for national development.
A previous phase of the project was implemented between January 2021 – September 2023. The current project is part of the EOL extension phase of 2024-2026. Read more about the first phase of the project here.