CFJ Beyond 2020
CFJ revised its five year strategic plan with a particular focus on popularising and localising citizen responsibilities to create credible voices and demand accountability. Apart from responding to the general decline in the integrity and effectiveness of the Malawian polity; the CFJ 2016 – 2021 Strategy also seeks to lobby for the institutionalisation of mechanism for enhancing accountability of the state through legislative and institutional reforms, and strengthening compliance and observance of the rule of law.
CFJ will pursue these goals in the wisdom of Section 12 of the Malawian Republican Constitution which provides and calls for horizontal accountability as well as within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goal number 16. In pursuing these goals CFJ will employ a consultative and cooperative approach, working with government, development partners, like-minded CSOs and CBOs and citizens within the confines of the Malawi constitution and universal laws.
CFJ has developed new strategic pillars which are guided by International, Regional and National development frameworks. These include the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Africa Union Agenda 2063 (AU), the SADC Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan and Malawi Growth and Development Strategy II which is set to be revised this year. These frameworks each has specific policy proposals and targets that resonate with the mission of CFJ.
Some of the specific instruments are SDG 16: Peace, stability, human rights and effective governance based on the rule of law are important conduits for sustainable development. The goals in SADC Protocols in which CFJ is interested are: Protocol against corruption 2001 and protocol on mining 1997.
The following are the strategic pillar objectives.
- To increase knowledge on accountable use of public resources among citizens;
- To contribute to the empowerment of and creation of a responsible citizenry, participating in decisions that affect their lives;
- To improve access to justice and public services for marginalized Malawians; and
- To promote equality under the law for vulnerable and marginalized Malawians.
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