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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The Gaping Gap of Adaptation in Africa

The Gaping Gap of Adaptation in Africa

Oct 17, 2013

17 October 2013 - Africa is a ‘vulnerability hot spot’ for the impacts of climate change – with adaptation challenges growing substantially even if emissions are reduced drastically.

International Day for Rural Women

International Day for Rural Women

Oct 14, 2013

15 October 2012 - International Day for Rural Women - ACT's work in pictures.

A new path to poverty eradication

A new path to poverty eradication

Sep 25, 2013

25 September 2013 - United Nations member states are discussing ways of attaining the soon-to-expire Millennium Development Goals and putting plans in place for new ambitions. ACT Alliance is clear that decision-makers need to speed up efforts to ensure everyone benefits from development.

ACT Alliance Annual Report 2012

ACT Alliance Annual Report 2012

Aug 30, 2013

30 August 2013 - ACT's 2012 annual report offers snapshots of the huge variety of life-saving and development work carried out in the course of the year.

Demands for greater protection of factory workers

Demands for greater protection of factory workers

Jul 30, 2013

30 July 2013 - Stronger measures must be put in place to hold governments to account for factory worker deaths, ACT tells human rights body

Zimbabwe elections place country at crossroads

Zimbabwe elections place country at crossroads

Jul 25, 2013

With days until national elections in the troubled southern African state, ACT members call for calm and for a free and fair poll

Drawn-out refugee crises demand urgent attention

Drawn-out refugee crises demand urgent attention

Jun 20, 2013

An average refugee now spends nearly two decades living in exile, a situation ACT says must change

ACT Alliance awards best work to mitigate the effects of climate change

ACT Alliance awards best work to mitigate the effects of climate change

May 22, 2013

The ACT Alliance Climate Change Award for 2013 was given May 21st to RDRS Bangladesh for best practice in its project, alleviating poverty through disaster risk reduction, which has been implemented in North West part of Bangladesh.

For planet to survive, low carbon development model must be adopted

For planet to survive, low carbon development model must be adopted

Apr 22, 2013

It is time to rethink development, to open our eyes to the adverse effects of our high-consumption lifestyles and values. We have to transform our economy. We have to switch to a low-carbon and resource-efficient development model that closes the gap between rich and poor.

In the wake of the Arab Spring, Egyptians must navigate harsh new realities

In the wake of the Arab Spring, Egyptians must navigate harsh new realities

Apr 19, 2013

19 April 2013 - The democratic uprisings across the Middle East have produced huge economic ripples in the region, forcing many Egyptians working abroad to return to their home communities, which are in desperate need of revitalisation.

Devastation caused by landmines reaches far beyond injury and death

Devastation caused by landmines reaches far beyond injury and death

Apr 04, 2013

04 April 2013 - Richard MacCormac, head of humanitarian mine action for DanChurchAid, talks about the dangerous and multi-faceted nature of landmine clearance.

Unequal access to clean water threatens international peace

Unequal access to clean water threatens international peace

Mar 22, 2013

Unequal access to clean water still remains one of the world’s biggest abuses of human rights and challenges to development – creating millions of avoidable illnesses and deaths every year.

Mozambique rises above devastating flood waters

Mozambique rises above devastating flood waters

Mar 14, 2013

In the wake of heavy floods, ACT Mozambique has moved quickly to help meet not only the short-term needs of affected communities, but also to reduce their vulnerabilities to future natural disasters.

Ten years in Darfur translate to hundreds of thousands of lives saved

Ten years in Darfur translate to hundreds of thousands of lives saved

Mar 13, 2013

Ten years ago, ACT Alliance and Caritas teamed up in Darfur to provide life-saving essentials, health care and education to hundreds of thousands of civilians fleeing violence. Read what else has been accomplished in the last decade.

Governments must accelerate efforts to eradicate violence against women

Governments must accelerate efforts to eradicate violence against women

Mar 06, 2013

UN member states must fulfil their obligations to tackle the causes and consequences of widespread violence against women and girls – which have devastating effects not only on victims, but also on progress toward sustainable international peace and development.

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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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