The CCR mission in Zambia has been registered by the Ministry of Home Affairs as of 21st May 2013. The mission has grown steadily since its establishment and it has been providing continuous support in development cooperation and humanitarian aid, namely in:
- reproductive health and nutrition,
- economic empowerment,
- social protection to refugees.
CCR operates through its main office in Lusaka and Field operations in Western Province, Central Province, North-Western Province and Luapula Province. In these years, the Mission recorder a great growth, currently counting almost 200 employees. The Mission team is supported by CCR Regional manager, Financial Coordinator and Africa Desk Officer who are based at the CCR Headquarters in Prague.
CCR has been successfully implementing a number of projects supported by various donors, such as the Czech Development Agency, UNHCR, World Food Programme, Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Refuge Point, Good Neighbors, Zambian Financial Sector Deepening (FSDZ).
Mission in numbers
- The Mission was established in 2013 by the late Head of Mission Tea Tihounova.
- The teams manage about 7 development and humanitarian project implemented in 11 districts (including all 3 refugee settlements in the country) in 4 provinces and Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia.
- Zambian Mission has about 120 employees.
- 10 teams of local experts in the field.
- 48 university students across 11 institutions across the country were supported through scholarships for talented refugees.
- 392 refugee pupils received education support in form of financial contribution to their school fees.
- 80 youths provided with access to information and computer technologies through two ICT Corners.
- 2,536 pupils in 444 primary and secondary schools reached through Awareness Campaign on Refugee Rights in Schools.
- Project: Complex social and financial support to more than 1,000 families of traders and small business owners.
- 40 young people engaged in certified vocational training courses in metal fabrication, automotive repair, power electrical, tailoring, food production and carpentry and joinery. 180 traders received trading spaces in a newly constructed market spaces.
- Support to more than 1700 vulnerable farmers and their families.
- 1136 farmers whose sustainability was strengthened through diversification of agriculture production.
- 1,880 tree seedlings were planted and 50 energy saving stoves were distributed, supporting the sustainable livelihoods and climate resilience.
- 136 Community Based Volunteers, 300 Lead Farmers and 84 animators were trained in various areas ranging from good feeding practices to post harvest losses.
- 4000 community members were reached with sensitizing campaigns on nutrition security and food safety measures.
483 small scale farmers were supported with inputs for rain fed crops production.