Mutengo Consulting: Organisational
Development & Learning Consultancy

We are a private consultancy based in Johannesburg, South Africa, working with civil society organisations in the southern Africa region.

We seek ways to increase civil society organisations’ sustainability and impact through strengthening organisational capacity, ensuring the management of effective change processes and fostering productive relationships with a range of stakeholders.

Publications & Papers

"Review of birth registration practices in humanitarian action" - Plan International. April 2014.

This report was commissioned by Plan International. This report brings together the findings of a literature review on birth registration in emergencies, Plan’s own experiences, and case studies from other agencies. As a result, the review has led to the identification of several key factors and good practices which help to determine the effectiveness of birth registration.

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Reinforcing Child Participation

"Reinforcing Child Participation" - The Civil Society Forum on the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. March 2012.

This report was commissioned by Save the Children Sweden for the Civil
Society Forum
. The report provides a set of regional case studies and
guidelines on child participation in order to ensure that regional
platforms, such as the Civil Society Forum, have practical mechanisms
in place to ensure the ethical and meaningful involvement of children
in their processes.

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CARE USA commissioned Mutengo Consulting to facilitate a workshop and fieldwork activities to design participatory tools and methods that could be used to analyse key decision points, risk factors and relationships in women’s lives that shape their ability to reduce their vulnerability to HIV transmission.

A toolkit was produced as a result of this process: River of risk exploring women’s sexual relationships and decision making. Tools for the community.

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Save the Children Sweden commissioned Mutengo Consulting to produce this desk study on The Political, Economic and Social Climate for Child Rights Organisations in Southern Africa to gain an understanding of the political, economic and social climate in which child rights organisations operate and the external opportunities and challenges facing them, including in their relationship with government structures, the donor community and other child rights organisations. The study focused on five countries in Southern Africa, including Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia.

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Save the Children Sweden commissioned Penny Ward and Tim Truluck of Mutengo Consulting to research and write an information booklet entitled "The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. A Practical Guide for Civil Society Organisations".

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Save the Children Sweden commissioned Penny Ward of Mutengo Consulting to research and write "A Rights Based Approach to Strategic Planning: A Guide for Southern African Civil Society Organisations" that is part 2 of the "Tools for Child Rights Programming in Southern Africa" series.

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Save the Children Sweden commissioned Penny Ward of Mutengo Consulting to research and write "A Southern Africa Facilitators' Guide to Child Rights Programming Training" that was published by Save the Children Sweden in February 2008.

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Clip Art: We have been collecting and adapting several illustrations from our work in Southern Africa so that it can be used as clip art images. Please feel free to use any of the images as long as you acknowledge us.

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