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Strengthening Civil Society Involvement in Housing and Habitat

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Civic Forum on Housing and Habitat Zambia - CFHHZ

Period of Implementation

January 2018 - December 2022

Geographic scope

Africa: Zambia


$ 665,700
€ 634 000


Bilateral Aid: Sida/Civsam



Type of Activity

Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Institutional Building and Policy Dialogue, Legal and Regulatory framework, Training & Capacity Building, Visibility & Dissemination

Project Objectives

CFHH is a platform of civil society organisations dealing with housing and habitat issues. It is a network led organisation with a membership of 28 organisations around the country comprising of International Non-Governmental Organisations, Local Non-Governmental Organisations, Community Based Organisations and individuals that share the same vision as CFHH. The network members comprises 84,070 individuals (15,962 men and 68,108 women). CFHH's objectives include: 1) To strengthen civil society involvement in lobby and advocacy for access to decent, affordable and adequate housing through a policy framework that promotes the enjoyment of land and housing rights for all, especially the marginalised groups. 2) Build institutional capacity of CFHH in order to effectively respond to network members' demands. 3) To promote strong and sustainable community-based interventions that focus on housing, land and improved human habitat. 4) To provide capacity building programmes to civil society for skills development, lobby and advocacy for effective engagements with policy makers. 5) To promote self-help housing methods like saving schemes, co-operative housing, safe environmental practice and infrastructure development through networking.

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Direct beneficiaries

Organisations: 28

Individuals: 84070

Local stakeholders

Members of housing cooperatives

Key Tags

Gender, Inequalities