UNDP Angola contributes to fostering transformational change by working with the Government of Angola, civil society, international partners and the private sector in building robust institutions and supporting pro-poor initiatives based on institutional mechanisms (laws, policies, and procedures) that have long-term horizons in order to maximize the overall impact of development assistance and cooperation in the country.
UNDP Angola’s support to the Government of Angola in achieving its national development priorities. Consequently, UNDP has built strong partnerships with the Government of Angola, international partners and civil society in order to maximize the overall impact of development assistance and cooperation in the country.
UNDP Angola’s innovative and results-oriented programming is only made possible by the personal, financial, and professional commitment of its partners. UNDP’s national and international partners are an integral part of the decision-making processes and UNDP works directly with them on all aspects of the development cycle from program and project design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
Below is a list of UNDP Angola's key partners:
Government of Angola: Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Finance,Ministry of Water and Energy, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, Ministry of Territorial, Administration, Ministry of Education, Ministry of fisheries, Ministry of Social Assistance and Reinsertion, Ministry of Family and Promotion of Women.
Other Government Bodies: Câmara de Comercio e Industria, Commission on Judicial Reform, INEFOP, National Bank, National Inter-Sectoral Commission for Demining and Humanitarian Assistance (CNIDAH), National Institute for Demining (INAD), National Institute to fight HIV and AIDS ( INLS), National Institute for Judicial, National Registry, National Women Network, Office of General Attorney, Organisation of Angola Women, Public Notary, Supreme Court.
Embassies: Government of Spain, Government of Japan, Government of Norway, Government of Sweden.
Sister Agencies: FAO, OHCHR, OIM, UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNHCR, WHO.
Bilateral and Multilateral Development Partners: WORLD BANK, European Union, GEF, Global Fund.
Civil Society Organizations: ADPP, ANASO, COIEPA, CUAMM, DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP, IECA, OXFAM, REDE ELEITORAL, WORLD VISION.
Private Sector: Banco Sol, Câmara do Comercio e Industria, KPMG.
Academic Institutions: Universidade Agostinho Neto, Universidade Católica de Angola, Universidade Independente de Angola, Universidade Jean Piaget, Universidade Lúsiada de Angola.
Media: ANGOP, Jornal de Angola, Televisão Pública de Angola, Rádio Ecclésia, Rádio Nacional de Angola, TV Zimbo, Rádio Televisão Portuguesa (RTP) – Africa.
Through its responsibilities to coordinate efforts to reach its MDG targets, UNDP supports the Government to improve the lives of the people of Angola through a participatory process of awareness raising, technical support, policy expertise and the coordination and implementation of initiatives that align with the Government’s national development agenda. In addition to its results-oriented development programming, other strengths that UNDP brings into these partnerships are:
- Convening power
- Influence on both civil society and the private sector
- A crucial role in aid coordination seeks to ensure the most effective use of UN and international aid resources
Regular project board meetings, an Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee and annual reviews of UNDP Angola’s programme ensure that all our partners are engaged and able to evaluate UNDP’s activities and achievements across various sectors.
The funding that UNDP receives from its development partners is channeled directly towards programming that strengthens the capacity of national bodies to manage the peace consolidation and development process.
UNDP engagement with civil society in Angola
Project: Growing Sustainable Business (GBS) for Poverty Reduction in Angola
Period: 3 years (2011-2014)
Funding: (€ 4 M) Spanish Development Cooperation Agency (AECID)-UNDP
The overall goal of the GSB project was to be a broker and facilitate linkages between businesses, and local Civil Society Organizations, to strengthen productive capacities and to expand the MSME sector, contributing to income generation opportunities for the poor, and facilitating the development of new products and services. This was achieved by supporting pro-poor initiatives and building consensus around a common vision and a national strategy for micro and small business development and Civil Society Organizations engagement. The project contributed to improve the enabling business environment; to expand the supply of micro and small business credit, to redirecting the offer of vocational training towards the market and to introduce pilot models of inclusive business development.
The GSB project facilitated partnerships between large business, MSME, the public sector, and relevant actors of civil society, with a view to develop and undertake commercially viable investment projects that have a positive impact on local economic development and poverty reduction.
The main Civic Society Organizations involved in the implementation of the Growing Sustainable Business were: Industrial Association of Angola (AIA). The Chamber of Commerce of Angola (CCA), Angolan Federation of Women Entrepreneurs (FEMEA), CDESPA, ADRA, The Center of Excellence and Public Policy, Agostinho Neto University, SALESIANOS DE DOM BOSCO – ESDA, ADRA, Coffee Farmer’s Associations and Cooperatives, Soybeans Producer’s Associations, and Fish Processing Women’s Associations in Bie, Huambo, Uige and Kwanza-Sul provinces.
Through capacity development, GSB helped to prepare CSOs to play a role in the implementation of GSB investment projects and to facilitate dialogue between the private and public sectors. GSB provided co-funding for product specific marketing and feasibility studies, which informed specific pro-poor business plans. The CSOs were essentially involved in influencing policy research platform and to acts as a convener and intermediary for business, Government and associations.
The project has contributed in improving productive capacities of local stakeholders and by enhancing public-private partnerships, through local ‘agreements’ (MoU’s) between Government, businesses, and/or NGOs to work with investors. Also contributed by providing training on value chains, pro-poor business models.
Project: Promoting Angolan Women through Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
Period: May 2012-July 2015
Funding US$: 1,165,836.00 Norway-UNDP.
The main objective(s) of this project were: (i) Support the realization of MDGs in Angola, with focus on MDG 3, related with gender equality, and (ii) Empower women with awareness and abilities to exercise their socio-economic and political rights.
The main beneficiaries were the Angolan women and CSOs in the country. Thirteen Civil Society Organizations were involved as implementing partners through micro projects in 21 municipalities across 13 provinces of Angola. The CSOs involved are Action for Rural and Environment Development (ADRA), Evangelical Church of Angola (IEA), Evangelical Congregational Church in Angola (IECA), Rede Mulher Angola, Angolan Association for Adult Education (AAEA), Communication Program for Sustainable Development (PROMEDIA), Angolan Association for People’s Salvation (ASASP), Federation of Women Entrepreneurs (FMEA), Association for Rural Development (ADAC), Research Center of the Catholic Church (CEIC), Development Workshop Angola (DW), Communication Program for Sustainable Development (PROMEDIA), Forum of Women Journalists for Gender Equality (FMJIG) and Women Promotion in the Catholic Church (PROMAICA).
The involvement of CSOs enabled wider geographical coverage and the ability to reach and access local communities. The main benefit to CSOs involved, were: (i) the gender intervention capacity of CSOs was strengthened; (ii) partnerships between CSOs and the Ministry of Family and Women’s Affairs (MINFAMU) improved (both at local and central levels); and (iii) improved programmatic alignment between CSOs and MINFAMU.
Project: Decentralization & Local Governance.
Period: October 2014-October 2015
Funding US$: 300,000.00 UNDP DGTTF Fund
The main objective(s) of this project were: civic capacity building and participation in local administration processes (policy/programme development, implementation & monitoring).
The main beneficiaries were the Social Consultation Councils (CACS), local associations, youth groups, women’s groups and community based organizations. Four Civil Society Organizations were involved as grantees, namely, Youth Association for Solidarity (AJS), Association for Development and Rural Support (ADAC), Alliance for the Promotion of the Development of the District Hoji-Ya-Henda (APDCH) and Forum of Women Journalists for Gender Equality (FMJIG). The CSOs were implementing partners through micro projects. The value-added from working with CSOs was the empowerment of vulnerable groups to participate in public decision-making processes, particularly CACS. The project also promoted and strengthened the role of CSOs in the process of local decentralization.
 UNDP DGTTF Fund is the primary mechanism through which donor partners channel non-core contributions to UNDP’s activities on democratic governance. The main function of this funding mechanism is to provide country offices with discretionary funds to explore innovative approaches in democratic governance in politically sensitive environments and within the areas of inclusive participation, responsive institutions or international principles.
Initiative: Basic Legal Training
Period: July-September 2015
Funding US$: 30,000.00 UNDP.
The main objective(s) of this initiative was the promotion of access to justice in 11 municipalities across 8 provinces. The main beneficiaries were the members of the Local Human Rights Groups (LHRGs). The CSO involved were MOSAIKO, as lead implementing partner, and LHRGs, as beneficiaries and secondary implementing partners. MOSAIKO provided experience and legal expertise in implementation of projects in the legal field, and LHRGs added specialized local knowledge and social impact to the overall project/initiative. With the initiative the intervention of MOSAIKO and of the LHRGs was strengthened; also the mechanisms and mediums of access to justice by local communities.