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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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.

Join the ACT NOW for Climate Justice campaign!

Join the ACT NOW for Climate Justice campaign!

Feb 09, 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."

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

UN Synthesis Report on post-2015 sustainable development agenda encouraging

UN Synthesis Report on post-2015 sustainable development agenda encouraging

Jan 20, 2015

20 January 2015 - The UN Secretary General’s ambitious Synthesis Report on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda affirms all 17 goals in the outcome document of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development.

ACT calls on faiths to stand together for freedom of expression

ACT calls on faiths to stand together for freedom of expression

Jan 15, 2015

15 January 2015 - International humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance has called on people of all faiths to unite for freedom of expression as globally the world witnesses increasing onslaughts on media freedom by extremists, political parties, and some governments.

As Lima policy talks show low ambition global climate movement grows

As Lima policy talks show low ambition global climate movement grows

Dec 14, 2014

14 December 2014 -Lack of vision among countries and missed opportunities in the Lima climate talks have undermined the process towards a global agreement on climate change in 2015, international humanitarian and development organisation ACT Alliance has said.

ACT calls on parties at the UN climate talks to stop gambling with our future

ACT calls on parties at the UN climate talks to stop gambling with our future

Dec 13, 2014

ACT Alliance was out in full force on 12 December, the official final day of the COP20 in Lima, urging governments to stop gambling with the future of communities struggling with the impacts of climate change, and to come to an agreement that reflects the urgent need for change on the ground.

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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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