The Media Network on Child Rights and Development (MNCRD) is a vibrant, membership driven, media association dedicated to sensitizing and equipping the media and children to cover child rights and development issues. It works with government, civil society, cooperating partners, children and journalists to ensure that the voices of children and their issues are captured in the media to achieve policy change and implementation. The idea to form the Media Network on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (MNOVC) was conceived at a media breakfast hosted for media heads in Zambia by Care International’s Strengthening Community Partnerships for the Empowerment of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (SCOPE-OVC), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) the Ministry of Sport, Youth and Child Development, and the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services in 2003.
Media Network on Child Rights and Development (MNCRD)’s five (5) year strategic plan charts out the course to address organisational and operational issues in a more strategic way. It demonstrates the organisation’s commitment to provide quality, effective and efficient service to its beneficiaries and stakeholders. During the next 5 years, this document will serve as a reference point to gauge MNCRD’s progress towards attainment of its mission, goal and strategic objectives.