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 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.

At-risk youth talk of violence and resilience in Rio slums

At-risk youth talk of violence and resilience in Rio slums

Jan 29, 2013

A community-based art programme is helping at-risk youth overcome socioeconomic obstacles in one of Rio's most violent slums.

Back donors enhance capacity of aid and development work

Back donors enhance capacity of aid and development work

Jan 16, 2013

The benefits of working with back donors go beyond funding relief and development work.

Aid community marks three years since Haiti quake

Aid community marks three years since Haiti quake

Jan 12, 2013

While the effects of Haiti's devastating earthquake are still being felt, pockets of progress provide cause for optimism, according to this podcast.

Award-winning documentary series launches new season with profile of ACT member

Award-winning documentary series launches new season with profile of ACT member

Jan 09, 2013

A profile of Church World Service kicks off the 18th season of a popular U.S. documentary series and features an interview with ACT governing board member, Donna Derr.

Cambodia moves toward enhanced stability

Cambodia moves toward enhanced stability

Jan 09, 2013

Long-term ACT development projects in northern Cambodia are providing stability for villages hit by floods two years ago that left 1.2 million people homeless.

Children build Christmas fun in developing countries

Children build Christmas fun in developing countries

Dec 20, 2012

Thousands of children living in tough conditions in ACT member countries will spend Christmas playing with a popular toy.

Campaigners link right to food with climate justice

Campaigners link right to food with climate justice

Dec 10, 2012

The inextricable link between climate change and food security within a human rights framework is being discussed by the international community with increasing urgency.

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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