ZGF has developed a number of practical toolkits that promotes organisational development of CSOs and increases civil society’s participation in decision and policy making at the local and national levels. Each toolkit includes a wide range of dynamic and helpful resources specific to different sectors. These resources include materials for further learning, examples of existing efforts and additional templates for developing action plans. Our toolkits are available FREE of charge for our Grant Partners. Trainers, facilitators and practitioners are encouraged to fill out a request form or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This training manual forms part of the three policy engagement toolkits that include a video illustration and a power point for use in training workshops and additional reading for participants. This toolkit is intended as a resource for those wishing to build skills in policy engagement which can help civil society groups have a voice in the way policies are made and implemented. There are additional handouts that enable participants to learn from one another experiences of policy influencing and through its theoretical work and practical exercises build an understanding and skills in policy engagement.
This toolkit contains concepts and tools designed to help civil society organisations promote gender equality within the workplaces. The toolkit also offers ideas on how CSOs can mainstream gender in work places, offer creativity checklists and factsheets for the mainstreaming process, and provide information on concepts and data about gender issues in the workplace.
HIV and AIDS mainstreaming
This toolkit has been developed to give pragmatic guidance to CSOs wanting to mainstream HIV and AIDS in the workplace and strategic plans. The toolkit aims to help CSOs staff understand the principles and stages in mainstreaming HIV and AIDS, support CSOs to develop a clearer understanding about integration activities, give practical advice about how to mainstream HIV and AIDS internally and externally and provide tools that can be used in the mainstreaming process.
Monitoring and Evaluation
The aim of this toolkit is to introduce the basic core components of a monitoring and evaluation system for civil society organisations to utilise in their work. It comes with the Facilitator’s guide which allows facilitators to tailor their training to meet the needs of different CSOs. The toolkit has been developed as a set of five training modules that introduce the key concepts and ideas through session presentations, discussions and group activities.
The disability mainstreaming toolkit aims to give CSOs practical guidance about how to include people with disabilities, and disability-related perspectives, into their workplaces, programmes, projects and activities. This is not just about complying with the law. By mainstreaming disability into their work CSOs will: improve their overall effectiveness, as well as having a more positive impact on people with disabilities, develop greater reach into the communities they serve and increase their relevance to Zambian society as a whole, and be able to monitor how governmental bodies and others implement the country’s disability legislation.
Understanding board roles and responsibilities
This toolkit provides organisations with good practice in organisational governance so they can understand how boards and management can best carry out their functions to achieve a strongly motivated organisation, delivering to its vision and objectives.
Becoming an environmentally-friendly CSO
The guidelines provide an overview of the current environmental situation in Zambia while providing ideas and inspiration on ways CSOs can address environmental concerns.
Social media for social change
Constituency Watches are Facebook pages that have been set up for each and every constituency in Zambia. This how-to guide shows how they can be used by communities to link together people from all social groups to have a stronger voice as they mobilise to bring about the changes they want to see. It is useful to councilors who are serious about serving their constituency and who want to stay up-to-date on the issues affecting citizens on a daily basis. It is a tool that is not only useful during elections but also used as an engagement tool for citizens and duty bearers throughout the year.