SOLO believes that local communities and local authorities have capacities and knowledge; and they should be at the heart of any response, whether it is humanitarian life saving or long-term development programming investment. Local communities’ involvement and participation in humanitarian response planning, prevention and preparedness right through to early recovery and longer-term development is paramount important for the realization of social change.

According to SOLO, Partnership is defined as “an association that results from putting into practice a set of principles that create trust and mutual accountability among different parties. SOLO’s Partnerships are therefore based on shared vision, values, objectives, risk, benefit, control, and learning as well as joint contribution of resources. “
SOLO believes working in partnerships with both local and international organizations based on the principles of equality, transparency, result-oriented approach, responsibility, and complementary. SOLO is open for partnership and collaboration in its thematic programming areas with specific interests in:

  • Livelihood support initiatives and Poverty Reduction interventions, Income and Employment creation opportunities as well as sustainable development projects for the poor households.
  • Promotion of the Primary Healthcare (PHC), reproductive health and Nutrition services with special focus on mainly mother and children as well as the rehabilitation and support programs to strengthen the Water sources and Sanitation facilities for the local communities with special focus on communities at remote and rural areas as well as the vulnerable residents in urban settings.
  • Engage in and support both formal and informal Educational programs with special focus on the establishment of Technical Vocational Education Centers (TVECs) with special target on youth and women groups.
  • Engage in Capacity Strengthening programs for the local institutions such as: local administrations, schools, CBOs and the local communities at large on the issues of the environmental conversations, disaster management, Gender and SGBV prevention, Child protection and good governance through IEC awareness programs as well as Food Security and Livelihoods related issues.
  • Environmental protection and climate change awareness campaigns and intervention strategies.
  • Economic growth, Market systems and Cash transfer programming
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