Southern Africa Crises Management Agency (SACMA)

Harare, Zimbabwe
Joined May 2022

We empower marginalized and vulnerable communities as a way to attenuate their crises.The crises range from natural to man-made .We are currently working in Zimbabwe in Mutoko,Marondera and Goromonzi

Presence in: Zimbabwe
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Organizing, Health, HIV/Aids, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Women's Rights

Southern Africa Crisis Management Agency (SACMA) was formed and registered in Zimbabwe as a Trust in 2012 by a survivor of torture and human rights abuses. The survivor is still at the helm of the organization as the National Coordinator. SACMA’s Vision is, “Sustainable and stable communities enjoying peaceful co-existence,” while its Mission is, “To build the capacities of vulnerable and marginalized citizens to enable them to manage potential and existing crises using community inclusive approaches. We promote gender equality, youth empowerment, inclusivity, diversity as well as transparency and accountability.” Currently in Harare, the organization is working with the Tashinga group of the disabled from Dzivarasekwa and in Mutoko District (Mashonaland East Province), it is building the economic resilience of widows living with HIV/AIDS in Dhumaira village supported by United States (U.S) Embassy through the PEPFAR. SACMA’s key focus areas in Zimbabwe are:
• Pandemics
• Poverty Alleviation
• Peace
• Crime alleviation (violence and criminal activities)
• Climate Change
SACMA, although a fairly young organization has successfully implemented some community centered projects as attested by the recent Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) report from the U.S Embassy in Harare. SACMA’s work is anchored in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, a document to which Zimbabwe and most Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries are a signatory.