June 8th, 2021 | Mathew Phiri
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FODPZ is part of a consortium of six organisations in implementing The Evidence and Collaboration for Inclusive Development (ECID) programme in Zimbabwe. The six organisations are Christian Aid as the lead partner, FODPZ as a technical partner on disability mainstreaming, Poverty Reduction Forum Trust (PRFT) another techinical partner on research issues, Women Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE), Women and Law in Southern Africa (WILSA) and Ntengwe for Community Development as the main implementing partners.
ECID is a three year £9m multi-country programme (November 2019 – October 2022) working on building civil society effectiveness in Myanmar, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.
On a global stage , the programme is managed by a consortium of 9 organisations: Christian Aid (lead organisation), African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), Frontline AIDS, The Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR), Ipsos MORI, On Our Radar, Open University (OU), Social Development Direct (SDDirect) and Womankind.
ECID focuses on increasing access to essential services for marginalised people in Myanmar, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. Going beyond traditional programming, the programme seeks to understand the complexities of how systems exclude people and ways in which data can be used to inform better decision making. By engaging with people directly to identify their service provision needs, such as health, education or water access, ECID will work to empower these individuals to raise their collective voices to engage with decision makers at all levels on these issues. Central to this will be the collection of data related to marginalised people’s experiences of services. This will be digitally recorded and shared with decision makers and power holders at different levels to increase accountability. It will also be fed back down to communities to inform action planning and citizen engagement.
 The programme started in August 2018 with a co-creation phase.