Programmes & Projects

All Combined

PSAf’s programming is centred on four thematic areas, as shown below.  For detailed information on our thematic programmes, click the Drop Down menu above. Below is a summary of the thematic focus:

Theme 1: Media Development and ICTs programme: Under this thematic programme, PSAf’s goal is to increase access to development information by the poor and marginalized communities in Southern Africa. The programme is premised on the fact that for information to be effectively used to drive development, there is need for increased availability and access to media and communication platforms by the most affected and most vulnerable groups.  The Media Development and ICTs programme has the following objectives:

  1. To increase media coverage of diverse development issues in Southern Africa
  2. To transform media into platforms for informed debate and discussion
  3. To increase access to development information and communication by the poor and marginalized communities

Theme 2: Public Health Programme: Our goal in the Public Health Programme is to advocate for equitable access to health services, and influence equity and accountability in the health policies, health programmes and health delivery mechanisms. PSAf holds a view that poor health is one of the most important developmental problems affecting Southern Africa’s development today. The Public Health programme is addressing the following objectives:

  1. To promote community participation in improving health delivery systems in southern Africa by 2021;
  2. To ensure effective communication for equitable access to health care and services in southern Africa by 2021;
  3. To empower communities to promote healthy lifestyles in southern Africa by 2021;
  4. To enhance the capacity of media to report on health issues in southern Africa by 2021.

Theme 3: Environment and natural resources management: This programme seeks to promote good governance in Environment and Natural Resources Management in Southern Africa. The sustainable management of the environment and natural resources is a key aspect of livelihoods in Southern Africa, as most citizens in the region earn their livelihood through the exploitation of the environment and natural resources. Under the ENRM programme, PSAf is addressing the following objectives:

  1. To strengthen community participation in fostering sustainable environment and natural resources management in Southern Africa by 2021
  2. To Raise the Profile of Strategic Environmental Issues in Southern Africa in order to influence policy and programming responses by 2021
  3. To foster accountability and transparency in environment and natural resources management in Southern Africa by 2021

Theme 4: Good Governance and Democracy: The goal of this programme is to incrase citizen participation in fostering good governance processes. Through the Good Governance and Democracy Programme PSAf empowers the poor and marginalised or socially excluded communities in Southern Africa to play a key role in fostering good governance. This programme is premised on the fact that citizens demand for accountability from their duty-bearers on developmental and poverty reduction processes. To this effect, PSAf will work on addressing the following objectives:

  1. To strengthen citizens’ demand for transparency and accountability in the management of public resources;
  2. To promote citizens participation in democratic electoral processes;
  3. To promote citizen participation in advancing regional integration