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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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.

Do not gamble with our future, ACT Alliance says at UN climate conference

Do not gamble with our future, ACT Alliance says at UN climate conference

Dec 12, 2014

12 December 2014 - After two weeks of climate talks in Lima international humanitarian and development organisation ACT Alliance is 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.

2nd ACT General Assembly (20-24 October 2014)

2nd ACT General Assembly (20-24 October 2014)

Dec 11, 2014

Following a successful 2nd General Assembly in October 2014, ACT Alliance has a new moderator, Sushant Agrawal from ACT member organisation CASA.

ACT Alliance marches for climate justice

ACT Alliance marches for climate justice

Dec 11, 2014

On 10 December, Human Rights Day, members of ACT Alliance joined 15 thousand people in Lima, Peru, to march for climate justice, while world leaders continued to negotiate a global climate agreement.

ACT's work in climate justice

ACT's work in climate justice

Dec 10, 2014

A short video in which ACT General Secretary John Nduna talks to the UN TV crew at the COP20 climate talks in Lima about ACT's work in climate justice

Ministers must turn hope into action, says ACT Alliance

Ministers must turn hope into action, says ACT Alliance

Dec 10, 2014

10 December 2014 - Ministers at the UN climate summit in Lima must work together to turn the first glimmers of hope in the negotiations into action, international humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance has said.

International Day for Persons with Disabilities

International Day for Persons with Disabilities

Dec 03, 2014

We are sharing this excellent video on the inclusion of people with disabilities, from our member Diakonie in Austria

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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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