For #Zimbaweonly: Call for Restless Development Livelihoods Programming Conference Papers: Closing Date 16 June 2014



Restless Development
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Restless Development is a youth led development agency, operating in Zimbabwe supporting young people in the areas of civic participation, livelihoods and sexual and reproductive health rights. Working in Zimbabwe since 1985, Restless Development has become a leading youth-led development agency, pioneering a highly cost-effective model of youth volunteer-led peer education for livelihoods and employment . Restless Development has over 28 years of experience of delivering quality interventions in Zimbabwe targeting young people.
In August 2012, Restless Development International embarked on a project that sought to work in the area of livelihoods and recommend models and capacity for scale up in Zimbabwe. The project targeted a step-change in the quality and scale of PLWHA and OVC livelihoods programming, building on successful youth-led approaches. In light of the above, Restless Development is hosting a Livelihoods Conference.

The first ever Restless Development Livelihoods Programming Conference will be held on the 26th June 2014. The Conference theme is “Creating sustainability for livelihoods programming: research, sharing best practices and networking”. This theme supports the strong foundation that has been provided by livelihood programmes and is now looking to utilize research to inform our everyday practices. The Conference will therefore provide a forum for sharing ideas, presenting research findings, and discussing issues relevant to livelihoods programming.
Restless Development is therefore inviting organisations from across Zimbabwe working in the broad area of Livelihood Interventions for OVCs and People Living with HIV and AIDS to submit a two-page concept paper outlining a program/project that they feel is worthy to share with others at the one day conference.
We invite you to submit one or more papers (for oral presentation or exhibition) so as to create a range of specialist presentations at the conference. The Conference Committee will rate the quality and presentation content of all papers and choose the best organisations to present at the conference. Short listed organisations will be notified within a period of 3 days after the closing date..

TO SUBMIT:
Organisations are encouraged to follow the guidelines below in developing their concept papers:
– Background information of the Livelihoods intervention, including project title, target population, geographical coverage and project description
– Methodologies and strategies being used
– Evidence of success and achievements
– Challenges faced
– Lessons learnt
– Conclusion detailing why your programme is a worthy of sharing as a at the conference
Please note that concept papers longer than two pages will not be considered.
Kindly submit your concept papers to:

obert@restlessdevelopment.org or sandiemazunga8@gmail.com and ccmakuni@gmail.com or deliver to Restless Development , 36 Harvey Brown , Milton Park Harare by the 16th of June 2014
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Restless Development is a local, Zimbabwean Private Voluntary Organisation which holds a licence agreement with Restless Development International which provides technical support to strengthen capacity and systems for delivery on programme quality, finance and other organisational development issues.

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