This is a summary publication of the main lessons learned from ActionAid flagship project Ready for Anything that was implemented from July 2013 to December 2016. The project promoted a holistic approach to building community resilience in rural communities in Afghanistan, Malawi, Myanmar and Nepal. It aimed to equip women in the target communities with the skills, knowledge and confidence to lead community resilience building. Women and families were supported to adapt farming practices to tackle climate change, using a Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture approach.
Providing sanitary kits to women, which include sanitary towels, underwear, wet wipes, a soap bar, a toothbrush and toothpaste, has been a key part of ActionAid Greece's response to the refugee crisis since November 2015. We have distributed 41,000 sanitary kits so far: initially through women friendly spaces in camps on the island of Lesvos, and now in camps in Athens. Mel Phadtare, the Head of Humanitarian Response Program for ActionAid Greece, explains why these kits are so essential, based on her team on the ground's observations.
Invite African Commission, UN experts to join Kasese investigation
(Kampala, May 26, 2017) – The Ugandan government should facilitate independent and transparent investigations with international expertise into the November 2016 killings of civilians in Kasese, Uganda and hold security forces accountable, a coalition of 40 organizations said today. The groups urged the government to invite relevant African Commission experts and United Nations special rapporteurs to participate in investigations.
The G7-backed African Risk Capacity (ARC) drought insurance policy was an experiment that failed Malawi, and in particular its women, in the face of a drought that need not have become a disaster. The insurance, for which Malawi paid US$5 million(m), failed to deliver on its promise of timely assistance, which 6.7m food-insecure Malawians so sorely needed, due to major defects in the model, data and process used to determine a pay-out.
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ActionAid Lesotho (AAL) in collaboration with World Vison Lesotho (WVIL) intend to conduct an external evaluation of the project, Humanitarian Food Assistance for the Populations most affected by El Nino in Lesotho. The project is implemented in the four districts of Mokhotlong, Thaba-Tseka, Quthing and Qacha’s Nek. The evaluation aims at assessing the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of the project, and make recommendations to inform future design and implementation of humanitarian projects.
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To enhance participants ability to deliver and demand a variety of mechanisms, schemes and approaches through which economic and social well-being can be attained and guaranteed. It is aimed at equipping them with tools for trans-formative approach to Social Protection.
The course aims to give practicing and potential managers and supervisors a foundation for their formal development. It seeks to build essential knowledge and skills required for effective performance in the supervisory role. The course also provides an opportunity for participants to develop a range of techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful supervision and performance management.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to: