Comission de Accion Social Menonita (Mennonite Social Action Commission) (CASM)
CASM aims to strengthen capacities of civil society in organisation, participation and advocacy, to contribute to building a process for sustainable local development. This strategy focuses on the creation and strengthening of structures of representation and negotiation in civil society, interacting with local governments in the framework of local-regional development processes and public policies of decentralisation, citizen participation, environment, gender, electoral law, children’s and adolescent’s rights, amongst others.
CASM promotes and strengthens, on the level of technical teams and other social actors, a system of ethical-christian values, that orientate process of human development upheld with a gender focus. CASM systematically develops competencies and skills in management and technical teams, as well as processes and methods needed to reach the goals set out in the strategic plans and projects.
CASM strengthens capacities, abilities and skills of families and community and municipal structures, in the formulation, fundraising, management and co-execution of projects. This strategy promotes the participation of the population, in the identification of the opportunities and problems that affect social and economic development of the communities and municipalities.
Latest from Comission de Accion Social Menonita (Mennonite Social Action Commission) (CASM)
Feb 17, 2015
17 February 2015 - The 2015 ACT Alliance Climate Change Best Practice Award goes to Mennonite Social Action Committee (CASM) in Honduras, for its programme to reduce environmental and social vulnerability as drought led to corn and bean crop failures of 40-60% in areas.
Aug 28, 2014
28 August, 2014 - Thousands of child would-be migrants are ending up back in Honduras and El Salvador after failed attempts to get to the US. Only to find their futures in their homelands are even less certain than the perilous journey north.
Mar 05, 2009
Honduras: reforesting an environmental disaster area with gourmet cocoa