What is the Zambia Compass?

The Zambia Compass is a sister site to the Global Compass. It provides a curated collection of resources, materials and guidelines that have been designed for and implemented in Zambia. The collection offers materials and resources that have been approved by relevant bodies, as well as government policies and guidelines that inform the implementation of your Social and Behavior Change (SBC) projects in Zambia. Each document in the Zambia Compass has been reviewed by specialized committees (Malaria, National AIDS Council for HIV materials, Nutrition, Family Planning, and Adolescent Health etc.)  to ensure it was developed using the best practices of SBC.

What does the Zambia Compass have to offer?

The Zambia Compass is designed to help alleviate duplication of efforts and provide a resource for SBC partners and practitioners. In addition, the Zambia Compass offers:
  • An online application process for approval of materials and messages
  • A growing repository (and history) of approved materials and messages for Zambia
  • Guidelines, policies and protocols for Zambia
  • A searchable list of active partners in Zambia
  • A list of key events and activities taking place in Zambia
  • Direct access to global resources hosted on the Global Compass
  • Links to Springboard, the online community of SBC professionals

How do my materials get included in the Zambia Compass?

The Zambia Compass is a curated collection of Zambia-specific resources that have been revised by specialized committees including  the Health Promotion Technical Working Group (HPTWG) and received approval by the relevant committees. Materials must be submitted and approved by relevant committees following due processes before being published to the Zambia Compass.

Prior to submitting for review and approval,  ensure that your messages and materials are:

  • SBC related materials 
  • Created using a strategic process
  • Designed for and implemented in Zambia
  • Evidence-based
  • Pre-tested  (link to pre-tested document)
  • A complete and final version

When submitting an application for approval, please ensure that your application is complete as it provides necessary information for the review process, as well as collecting and sharing on the Zambia Compass.

What do I do if I want use or adapt one of the materials I find in the Zambia Compass?

We provide this database as a resource for SBC professionals. If you would like to make use of, or adapt any of the items you find in the Zambia Compass, please contact the producer of the material. Further use of any of the materials in the database is the responsibility of the user. If you need more help or are unable to connect with the producer, write to the Directorate of Health Promotion, Environment and Social Determinants of Health (DHPESD) under the Ministry of Health. For more information about adapting materials, check out our How-to-Guide: How to Adapt SBCC Materials.

Who manages the Zambia Compass?

The Zambia Compass is a project managed by a team of SBC experts at the DHPESD of the Ministry of Health. The team works in collaboration with SBC experts from many local, national, and international groups. The Zambia Compass team welcomes your suggestions, comments, and questions. We look forward to working with you to share your organization’s SBC resources and to help you find the resources you need to do your job. You can contact us at (insert email address).