Response Network

Formål med organisasjonen er å motivere fattige lokalsamfunn til å oppnå sine menneskerettigheter gjennom å starte selvhjelpstiltak. RN mener at for å lykkes med utvikling så må tiltak planlegges og implementeres av lokalbefolkningen (målgruppen), slik at bistanden blir tilpasset deres virkelighet og kultur og at prosjektene dermed blir deres i ånd og handling.

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Som bistandsarbeidere kan vi bidra med motivasjon og informasjon. Motivasjon fordi fattigdom ofte har skapt negative effekter som tiltaksløshet og avhengighet til givere, og informasjon fordi folk flest ofte mangler tilgang til informasjon om hva de kan gjøre for å skape aktiviteter som gir kunnskap og/eller inntekter. RN gir ikke materiell støtte eller gaver, da vår erfaring er at disse fort skaper passivitet og avhengighet til giver og dermed dårlig bærekraft. Når selvhjelpstiltak har vist at befolkningen kan stå på egne bein og dermed har vist at de er istand til å dra nytte av materiell eller økonomisk støtte, samler RN inn penger fra skoler og bedrifter i Norge og andre land, til blant annet å forbedre sine landsbyskoler. På denne måten har så langt rundt 40 lokalsamfunn fått byggematerialer og vannbrønner til ca. 40 nye skoler, etter at de i noen år underviste under ett tre eller i en kirkebygning. Skolen bygger de imidlertid på selvhjelp med lokale snekkere og murere. Mange barn i Zambia har mistet sine foreldre, spesielt pga HIV/AIDS-epidemien, og og har har ikke penger til skolegang. RN hjelper jenter som har mistet foreldrene sine via givere i Norge, slik at de får utdanning og utsikt til en bedre fremtid.

IN ENGLISH: Goal: To inspire vulnerable communities to attain their human rights through self-help activities. Response Network (RN) believes that for development to be sustainable it must be planned and implemented by the people, but that we can provide a spark by providing positive motivation and information. RN does not believe in gifts or grants as these have a tendency to create dependency and lack of sustainability. So far more than 4000 self-help activities have been started, involving more than 40,000 people who are becoming more active members in their local communities. We also provide information about human rights since most people in the countryside do not know their rights. When their self-help initiatives have proved to be strong people also have gained more self-confidence and they have also learnt which Government and Municipality offices to go to and ask for support to improve their self-help activities. Response Network also fundraise for funds from schools and companies in Norway, Sweden and other countries towards building materials so that self-help community schools who have proved to be strong and are able to stand on their own feet can improve their and build a permanent classroom. In this way local communities have so far received building materials and boreholes for water for around 40 new community schools. They do build the school on self-help, however, with local carpenters and brick layers. So many children in Zambia have lost their parents, especially due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and are therefore not able to go to school, as they are not able to pay for their school fees. Response Network also link up girls who have lost their parents to supporters in Norway who help them to pay for their education.

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Response Network Zambia is targeting 4 districts in Southern Province of Zambia.


• Currently there is 17 full time paid staff. The Country Director paid by Response Network (Norway), and 16 local staff.
• There have been 25 volunteers engaged by the project, who live in the villages which we are targeting.
• 2 participants on the FK – SMISO – Hope project from Norway were placed with Response Network for 18 months until August 2018, Similarly Response Network also sent two participants based in Tromsø, Norway.



After conducting village sensitization meetings Goal Orientated Project Planning workshops and Child sexual abuse and violence awareness meetings, 1557 people were reached out (809 male and 748female) inclusive of 31persons with disabilities in the year 2017. This was against the total target of 1,180, most of the activities have been conducted. This programme is co-funded between Norwegian Association of the Disabled (NAD) and Academic Work of Sweden.

The goal of this project is to alleviate poverty through rights based self-help approach among the marginalized in the target communities.

This year the program will be implemented in Zimba district, with high emphasis on disability so as to ensure the relevance of the program to NAD requirements.


This programme is funded by USAID through Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) and the goal of this program is to improve living standards amongst marginalized people (women, youth, children and disabled) and vulnerable households and children in the target communities of Livingstone with the objective of increasing resilience among households that are infected /affected by HIV/AIDS. Several activities were initiated by community action groups by engaging into Save and borrow groups and kids athletics as a mode of knowledge disseminate on HIV/AIDS issues. Children from the same households are also empowered through the Schools through Anti-HIV/AIDS clubs.

So far we had 1,181 beneficiaries (524 men, 657 women inclusive of 17 persons with disabilities have been reached out. The program came to an end on 30th November 2017.

This year we are only continuing with one segment of the program which is kids Athletics as the Savings Action groups program has been discontinued. The Kids Athletics program will be implemented in all 45  schools that are under the DAPP Livingstone target scope.

4.3 Sports Programme

This programme is funded by NIF and the main goal is a holistic approach to quality, inclusive, safe and responsible sport in rural communities of Zimba and Kazungula districts of Zambia through self-help approach. Further the sporting activities that are commenced are trained to align and affiliate themselves to the local, district and National sports councils and associations.

Following village self-help sensitizations and training, a total of 2,476 participants (1607male and 869 female inclusive of 45 persons with disabilities (29male & 16female) were directly reached out. This resulted in self-mobilization of sports activities in the target community, and the outcomes have been documented. This accounts for 69.6% implementation.

This year (2018) the program will be implemented in Kazungula district. Village centers to be considered are Mambova, Sikaunzwe,Kasensa and Mutwanjili.

4.4 Community Schools buildings

This programme is funded by Academic Work of Sweden, and Joint Country Programme (JCP), (previously called Norwegian Church Aid), and its goal is to supplement communities that have started self-help community schools with building materials.

In 2017 two communities were beneficiaries of 1 x 2 classroom blocks in Simusunge where the roofing has been done and they remaining with plastering to complete the structure. At Nanyati the structure is roofed and being plastered remaining with flooring and painting.

Under Academic Work, a 1×2 classroom block was put up, 1 x classroom extension at Siakasipa, 1 x classroom start-up pack at Malanga and a staff house at Chilubwa. All the above projects are in their final stages of construction.

Under other donors, Gran supported the completion of 1 x staff house at Kalisowe, completion of 1 x 3 classroom block at the same School. Andebu supported the construction of 1 x staff house at Siabukandu.
During the year, Tore Schulze memorial school was completed and handed over to Government through the Zimba DEBS office.

4.5 Sponsorship and Skills training

The sponsorship and skills training programmes are funded by Academic Work, Tore Memorial and NIF staff in which over 874 vulnerable children (girls) are supported and provided with school requirements primary and secondary school.

20 girls are in Tertiary education (Nursing, teaching, and University), 62 students trained in skills such as catering, auto mechanics, electrical and tailoring plus 15 community members from various clubs in Agriculture and carpentry.

In 2018 only 50 grade ones (1) will be considered for sponsorship as this is agreed with the Donors that we achieve 50 children per grades 1-12 in order to match with the available annual funding.

4.7 Judo for Fred

This programme is funded by NIF and trains boys and girls from 5 to 37years in Judo. There are currently 256 participants training in two clubs. Response Network is only supervising and handling funds for the project in Livingstone and directly implemented by Judo for Fred in conjunction with the Judo Association of Zambia. (“Fred” is Norwegian and means “Piece”).


5.1 Students Programme

Response Network is partnering with two Universities in Norway for placement of students who are studying Development studies and health. This synergy is envisaged to offer RN an opportunity to share the self-help concept and learn new ways of enhancing the philosophy.

5.2 Global Youths Exchange Programme

Last year a new programme was started with the Danish through Joint Country Programme (JCP)called Global Youth. In this concept youths from Denmark are twinned with Zambian counterparts for a month and are placed in the RN working area. So far there have been 13 Danish youths in the village twinned to Zambian Youths until 5th August.

Aktivitetsregnskap 2019 2018 2017
Medlemsinntekter 0 0 0
Offentlige tilskudd 849 815 840
Andre tilskudd 1 102 718 975
Innsamlede midler 3 784 3 871 3 765
Andre inntekter 76 17 15
Sum anskaffede midler 5 811 5 421 5 595
Kostnader innsamling av midler 149 149 149
Andre kostnader til anskaffelse av midler 323 371 349
Kostnader til organisasjonens formål 4 251 4 507 4 837
Administrasjonskostnader 166 147 207
Finanskostnader 0 18 65
Sum forbrukte midler 4 889 5 192 5 607
Aktivitetsresultat 922 229 -12
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Balanseregnskap 2019 2018 2017
Anleggsmidler 0 0 0
Omløpsmidler 2 375 1 347 1 121
Sum eiendeler 2 375 1 347 1 121
Formålskapital 2 235 1 312 1 083
Gjeld 140 35 39
Sum formålskapital og gjeld 2 375 1 347 1 122
Alle beløp er i tusen kroner.
Innsamlingsprosent 2019 96,1%
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