Development

Development

ACT Alliance supports long-term development in the poorest areas of the world. The core values of its approach to development include: ensuring everyone takes part in development; strengthening communities; giving equal voice to men and women; respecting cultural and spiritual differences; emphasising human rights; and protecting the environment.

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In the midst of rising temperatures ACT Alliance calls for climate action

In the midst of rising temperatures ACT Alliance calls for climate action

May 30, 2015

30 May 2015 - Governments meeting in Bonn, Germany, for the next two weeks to search for a sustainable solution to the global problem of climate change, will do so against the backdrop of the latest devastating climate phenomenon with India experiencing unprecedented heat waves that have killed more than 1000 people already.

Climate Change Project wins the heart of Uganda media and the church

Climate Change Project wins the heart of Uganda media and the church

May 27, 2015

13 May 2015 was the beginning of the ACT Uganda Forum’s effort on climate change to strengthen local climate change advocacy and make local voices heard.

Join the ACT NOW for Climate Justice campaign!

Join the ACT NOW for Climate Justice campaign!

Apr 28, 2015

Tell the World's Leaders: "Climate change affects everyone but especially the most poor and vulnerable people. We call on you to cut carbon emissions drastically, and to help the world’s poorest to cope with the impacts of climate change while developing in a sustainable way."

The Tiger, the Fisherman, his Wife and our Future

The Tiger, the Fisherman, his Wife and our Future

Apr 22, 2015

22 April 2015 - How do man-eating tigers relate to climate change? See the video

Philippines Prepares for Storms

Philippines Prepares for Storms

Apr 21, 2015

Disaster preparedness is an important part of ACT Alliance members’ response in the Philippines after supertyphoon Haiyan.

Supporting midwifry with the Maasai

Supporting midwifry with the Maasai

Apr 18, 2015

18 April 2015 - ACT member Christian Aid supports training of traditional midwives among the Maasai, Noorkipali now attends women in childbirth.

ACT Alliance joins religious and Faith-Based Organisation leaders committing to end extreme poverty by 2030

ACT Alliance joins religious and Faith-Based Organisation leaders committing to end extreme poverty by 2030

Apr 08, 2015

9 April 2015 - ACT Alliance has joined over 30 leaders from major world religions and heads of global faith-based organisations to today launch a clarion call to action to end extreme poverty by 2030, a goal shared by the World Bank Group.

Life through a rural lens

Life through a rural lens

Mar 31, 2015

Life through a rural lens: new exhibition by Christian Aid showcases photos by Ghanaian farmers.

Sendai disaster framework leaves the vulnerable behind

Sendai disaster framework leaves the vulnerable behind

Mar 18, 2015

18 March 2015 - The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction just ended in Japan, with the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Action on Disaster Risk Reduction. The framework has been approved after long negotiations characterised by lack of political will to come up with a strong document that is ambitious enough.

FBOs disappointed by exclusion, yet still committed to DRR

FBOs disappointed by exclusion, yet still committed to DRR

Mar 17, 2015

17 March 2015 - FBOs disappointed by exclusion from WCDRR text, yet still committed to DRR.

LWF and ACT Alliance Urge UN Action for Communities Hit by Climate Change

LWF and ACT Alliance Urge UN Action for Communities Hit by Climate Change

Mar 06, 2015

06 March 2015 - LWF and ACT Alliance tell the 28th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva that enough attention is paid to the impact climate change has on human rights

ACT member CASM receives alliance's 2015 climate award

ACT member CASM receives alliance's 2015 climate award

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.

Geneva conference should cement confidence for ambitious climate agreement

Geneva conference should cement confidence for ambitious climate agreement

Feb 10, 2015

10 February 2015 - Governments negotiating the climate agreement that will be adopted in December are meeting in Geneva this week to discuss its elements, and the start of the session has so far demonstrated good faith among the 195 countries, ACT Alliance has said.

Will governments look beyond their national climate interests?

Will governments look beyond their national climate interests?

Feb 09, 2015

09 February 2015 - This week government delegations from all over the world gather in Geneva, Switzerland. There is time for a new session of UN climate talks, and the agenda is packed.

ACT member launches new education project in Eritrea

ACT member launches new education project in Eritrea

27 January 2015 - ACT member Finn Church Aid has signed an official agreement with the Eritrean National Commission for Higher Education in Asmara, Eritrea, to help revitalise teacher education in the country

Issues

Post-2015 development agenda

Post-2015 development agenda

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Climate change

Climate change

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Development effectiveness

Development effectiveness

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Human rights and protection

Human rights and protection

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Capacity Development

Capacity Development

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Quality and Accountability

Quality and Accountability

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 Food security

Food security

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