ZAN is peerless in the arena of coordination. We have evolved new approaches to coordination, drawing lessons from our rich history of organizing CSOs during the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Our success in coordination is based on the fusion of geographic decentralization and segmentation of membership into thematic sectors.
Network and knowledge management
Knowledge management and networking is the pulse of our work at ZAN. We have evolved our approach to ensure ZAN is the knowledge and networking HUB for CSOs. The uniqueness of our networking approach is that it involves members from the grassroots levels and at the same time promotes a culture of research within the network members, so as to ensure that responses are evidence based. Networking for ZAN has also come to mean strengthening synergies and linkages with other resource systems at regional and global levels.
Advocacy and communication
At ZAN we recognize the need to continually invest in capacity building for the network secretariat and membership to efficiently deliver on our mandates of servicing local communities. To this end, our capacity strengthening approach places emphasis on enhancing programming and leadership capacities, delivered through emerging innovations and partnerships.