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By Brian English, Director, Program Innovation, CHF International
The CHF International 2011 Annual Report is now available. This year, we have chosen as our theme Partnership in a Changing World. Partnership is at the core of CHF’s work and in a rapidly changing global environment, partnership is more important than ever. In his introductory letter, David Weiss, President and CEO of CHF International spells out our commitment to partnering to create positive change around the world:
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The FY 2009 edition of Building a Better World, our Annual Report, is now available.
This year's report has the theme 'Integrated Approach to Development' and focuses on CHF's ability to bring together communities, government, the private sector, local organizations and other stakeholders to provide integrated, holistic development programming in the communities where we work around the world.
The report has three main sections:
1) Who is CHF International?
This section, written for a broad audience, explains who we are and how we work, particularly addressing …
This edition of Building a Better World describes CHF 's program activities around the world during the last year and, as it does so, it describes the many different ways in which CHF manifests its commitment to helping people realize their own aspirations for a better life. Applying this philosophy and finding new ways to do so in the urban arena, as it does in rural areas, is in CHF 's DNA. As different as our programs might look on the surface, the underlying principles of self-reliance and inclusion are the same.
Local Participation as a Catalyst for Change
The problems faced by the communities CHF International works with are often exacerbated by a lack of social cohesion and understanding about how their combined efforts can have a far greater impact than when working in isolation.