As an organisation with solid experience in women, girls and young people’s issues, we aim to promote a more stable, fairer and more prosperous world, and combat gender based violence and global poverty. Providing support and capacity building for vulnerable women and girls and marginalized young people is our responsibilities. Working in coordination and consultation with other partners and stakeholders both in the UK and abroad.
CAWOGIDO promote good health practices and effective health development activities and the efficient application of resources for charitable purposes for the benefit of women and girls by associating them in a common effort.
Develop women’s physical, mental and financial capacities with particular emphasis on poverty alleviation by supporting and strengthening their skills and by ensuring that women’s voice, concerns and issues are represented wherever it is most appropriate.
Build up life vocational skills and entrepreneurial skills among young girls who have fallen through the safety net of academic system. that would enable them face the problems of unemployment, poverty, drug, crime, alcohol, prostitution, social exclusion and moral degradation.
Promote women's and girl’s sexual and reproductive health through education, advocacy and capacity building especially on matters related to breast cancer, teenage pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS.
Prevent gender based violence in particular rape, breast ironing, FGM, child marriage and related reproductive health issues.
Organisational Goals from the Strategic Plan 2013-2015
The 2013-2015 Strategic and Business Plan of the Came Women and Girls development organisation provides the framework that will guide the organisation to double efforts to plan and strengthen access to services for the many vulnerable women and girls and young people whom we aim to support in London and in Cameroon. The operational goals and programme objectives for the year April 2013- March 2015 are as follows:
To advocate for the development of positive policies and ensure access to comprehensive services and programmes, particularly for vulnerable women and girls.
Organisational Development & Performance:
To strengthen our leadership, develop our capacity and resource base to achieve our mission and strategic goals strengthening our gender based agenda, supporting our young people’s programme and engaging in our poverty reduction strategy among women and girls in the UK and in Cameroon.
- Ensure efficient functioning of leadership and management structures- Governance
- Improving infrastructure and systems and people performance and productivity- Staff and Infrastructure
- Effective and efficient management of funds, finance policies and systems- Finance management
- Increase visibility and profile of the organisation and information resources-
- Secure sustainable resources to implement strategic plan for poverty reduction among women and girls, as well as young people in London and Cameroon
- Strengthen and consolidate – Training on, FGM, breast ironing, HIV/AIDS and Gender issues
- Strengthen women’s actions in leadership, advocacy policy development
- Mobilizing and engaging women and girls, as well as young people in volunteering and
Our Strategic Objectives
Developing and implementing the strategic objectives requires permanent and transparent cooperation and coordination amongst the trustees, support services and other services of our organisation.
Strategic objective 1:
Ensure efficient functioning of leadership and management structures- Governance
CAWOGIDO's influence on development and prosperity is growing by the day. Our trustees has a long and fruitful tradition of commitment, dedication and monitoring our policy. It is both willing and able to continue assuming this role of its governance process, and to do so in a spirit of openness, consultation and cooperation with all partners stakeholders and beneficiaries. And we will continue to develop its abilities in order to anticipate future developments and working constantly in coordinating and facilitating good leadership and management.
Strategic objective 2:
Improving infrastructure and systems and people performance and productivity- volunteers, members and Infrastructure
CAWOGIDO will continue to offer a permanent structure that enables us, working in consultation with our partners, improve our infrastructure, build the capacity of the organisation, volunteers and members. We will continue to modernise our logistical and ICT activities, which are vital to performing basic tasks. The organisation relies heavily on the support of information and communication technology, the role of which is steadily expanding in our everyday operations. Furthermore, the future will be marked by an increase in the value of knowledge management. Expertise remains the core component here. Our action will focus on sustainable development and protection of the vulnerable.
Strategic objective 3:
Effective and efficient management of funds, finance policies and systems- Finance management
The development of an effective and efficient financial system is an essential component of our accountability and deserves to be strengthened even more. It will be fully integrated into the general policy. Consistency will be the central element. The joint management, accounting and control services will pay constant attention to the aspects of their duties related to Effective and efficient management of funds, finance policies and systems- Finance management
Strategic objective 4:
Increase visibility and profile of the organisation and information resources-
Good documentation of our work and web presence form the foundation of meaningful mutual exchanges of our work with other partners, and contribute obvious added value to our growth and prosperity and our place in the world. CAWOGIDO has the willingness to maintain and develop our web presence and the ability to promote our work. It will take its coordination mission seriously. Suitably developed web information and organisation resources are also a lever for our organisation diplomacy and the defence of our mission and objectives. We will achieve this goal by conducting a policy focused on training personnel, ensuring better reception, upgrading computer tools, establishing constantly updated databases and ensuring proper archiving
Strategic objective 5:
Secure sustainable resources to implement strategic plan for poverty reduction among women and girls, as well as young people in London and Cameroon
Our organisation will respond to this interest through research, consultation and planning , we will mobilise communities, government and resources, create, engage all to built and sustain a network that is committed and ready to work for poverty reduction among women and girls. Helping women farmers access the resources they need to grow food . By empowering young people in London to start and grow their social enterprise and businesses, we can help thousands of young people lift their families and communities out of poverty for good
Strategic objective 6:
Strengthen and consolidate – Training on, FGM, breast ironing, HIV/AIDS and Gender issues
CAWOGIDO wants to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, promptness and quality of our support to our beneficiaries, both in the UK and abroad. We will continue mobilising mainstream orgainsations to join us in this fight. Long term action plans and sustained funding to continue raising awareness, building capacities, conducting trainings and engaging communities through advocacy.
Strategic objective 7:
Strengthen women’s actions in leadership, advocacy policy development
Skills enhancement, professional trainings and teamwork will be the central goals. Strengthening leadership skills, innovative advocacy knowledge management and policy skills promotion will be the main focal points of a policy that gives priority to the specific nature of our empowerment work. These measures will result in a high degree of personnel satisfaction and motivation and consequently greater outcome and achievements for the organisation.
Strategic objective 8:
Mobilizing and engaging women and girls, as well as young people in volunteering and project activies
Our community programmes is geared at engaging with women and young people who are our volunteers, and strengthening partnerships and capacity of African and minority ethnic migrant and refugee community based organisations. We will continue work through an advisory group made up of volunteers that support the organisation and the implementation of project work and provide guidance and support monitoring of the project.