Key sectors/Areas of intervention

Thematic Pilar 1: Protection 

Specific sector Objectives

To strengthen the protection systems for women, men, girls, and boys in all their diversity where their fundamental rights are respected and access effective justice and protection system.


Women, men, girls, and boys in all their diversity including community influencers are engaged in social and behavior change on matters of equality, GBV and child protection in their community.

Result 1.2.  Women, men, girls, and boys in all their diversity have access to appropriate support in response to SGBV, protection.


  • Awareness creation and prevention on SGBV
  • Provide psychosocial support (through trainings and counselling)
  • Home visits to survivors of SGBV.
  • Case identification, reporting and referral of SGBV cases.
  • Advocacy campaigns on SGBV
  • Capacity building on child protection to various stakeholders 
  • Create a case management desk at ICS. 
  • Create child and youth friendly spaces.
  • Commemorate International and National days (Day of the African Child, International Women’s Day, International Youth Day, 16 Days of activism, Day of the Girl Child).

Thematic Pilar 2: Sustainable Livelihoods and Environment     

Specific sector Objectives

To increase income from decent employment opportunities through diversified on-farm and non-farm enterprises. 


Increased production, productivity, and access to market for agricultural produce

Increased enterprise growth and access to work among youth and women

Improved vegetation cover


  • Youth skills development
  • Backyard gardening
  • Provide agro inputs.
  • Provide climate smart agricultural practices.
  • Business Development services (capacity in financial literacy) - 
  • Provision of start-up grants.
  • Conduct exchange learning visit for project participants.  (ICS is a member of the Advocacy coalition for sustainable Agriculture).
  • Provision of local seeds (Advocacy on provision of indigenous seeds)
  • Provide livestock and training participants on livestock management.
  • Water shed management (Protection of wetlands, springs, streams)
  • Establishment of tree nursery for seed distribution to communities (fruit trees and firewood)
  • Awareness creation on environmental protection (Popularize policies on Environment and natural resource management).
  • Training of participants on construction and use of clean energy (Solar), energy saving stoves, briquettes.
  • Training of local environment committees (LECs) and support them to implement CEAPS.
  • Conduct corporate social responsibility (Cleaning the urban centers, water points)

Thematic Pillar 3: Education     

Specific sector Objectives

To Improve access to and quality of inclusive basic education for learners in ECD and Primary


Improved continuous, safe, and equitable access and retention to inclusive learning and training opportunities.

Improved delivery of quality education and training

Result 3.3.  Strengthened systems for effective and resilient service delivery.


  • Provision of appropriate training for teachers and instructors (Inclusive education)
  • Continuous professional development for teachers and instructors
  • Provision of teaching and instructional materials for teachers 
  • Provision of scholastic and extra-curricular materials for the learners
  • Promotion of child protection and safeguarding activities in schools and community
  • Training on Value Based Education (VBE) for improvement of educator’s personal qualities and competencies to improve teaching and learning through promoting teacher- facilitator roles.
  • Conduct trainings and support in Gender responsiveness in Schools and communities for improved management of gender roles and biases in Schools and community.
  • Capacity Building of School Management and Teachers in their roles.
  • Provide sanitary pads and scholastic materials to learners.
  • Train parents on parenting responsibilities in education promotion
  • Awareness creation on SRHR for pupils in schools through school clubs
  • Provision of inclusive environment/infrastructure in the schools (Rams)
  • Awareness creation and advocacy on inclusive education in the communities.

Cross cutting issues 

Cross cutting issue     Strategies to address the issues

Gender inclusion

  • Biased cultural norms e.g., women should not own property.
  • Continuous gender dialogues with cultural leaders to make them agents of change.
  • Link victims of domestic and GBV for legal assistance.
  • Empowerment of non-state actors on management of cases of domestic and GBV.  

Prosecution of perpetrators of GBV

Disability inclusion: We shall ensure that we include persons with disabilities in everything that we do.       

Ensure that PWDs who qualify will be eligible for employment at ICS.

Make sure people with disabilities have a say in ICS decisions and plans.

Ensure our buildings, meetings and information are accessible to persons with disabilities.

Sensitization of the community to embrace and love those members who are abled differently.

Make sure that people with disabilities get extra support if they need it.

Give staff information and training about how to include people with disabilities. 

Talk about people with disabilities in a good way.

Risks and Mitigation Strategies

Risk      Likelihood 

(Scale 1-3)     Possible impact

(Scale 1-4)      Risk management measures planned

Economic risks: High costs of logistics, inflation, and exchange rate fluctuations.

High     Major     •     Centralized procurement to reduce costs.

•     Co-finance with internal sources where funds can allow.

Political risks: NGO politics of competition, changing legislations on NGO operations that negatively affect ICS operations.     Moderate     Major     •     ICS will nurture collaborations with partners.

•     Maintain up to date permits and MoUs.

•     Ensure compliance with policies

Environmental risks:  Weather variability may cause drought, flooding, and incidences of pests and diseases that will grossly affect the yield and profitability of agribusiness      High     Major     •     Promote drought-resistant, high yielding and quick maturing varieties. 

•     promote climate- smart agriculture technologies and practices.

Social risks: Dependency attitude by beneficiaries, negative gender norms that undermine development initiatives     High     Major     •     Conduct gender dialogues.

•     Conduct continuous sensitization on the importance of self-help.

Corruption and misuse of funds.

     Low     Severe     •     Use internal checks and control mechanisms.

•     Segregation of duties

•     Developing anti-fraud policy for the organization.

Thematic Pillar 4:     Institutional Capacity Development     Specific sector Objectives

-     To strengthen organizational capacity for effective delivery of programs.     Results 

Strengthened organizational capacity for effective delivery of programs.     Activities

-     Procure motorcycles for ICS.  

-     Review and approve of organization policies (Child protection, Safeguarding, Volunteer policies).

-     Development and operationalization of organizational M&E system

-     Develop internal risk register for ICS.

-     Conduct staff capacity building on thematic areas.

-     Update MoU with OPM and the local governments and networks within areas of operation.

-     Develop board charter/manual.

-     Train board members on their roles and responsibilities, Advocacy

-     Facilitate board meetings and monitoring visits.

-     Renewal of permit with the NGO Bureau.

-     Registration with the Financial Intelligence Authority

-     Acquire land for construction of office for the organization.