The Myanmar Consortium for Community Resilience (MCCR), comprised of four INGOs and two UN partners have launched an 18-month project aimed at reducing the human, social, economic, and environmental losses in coastal and urban areas resulting from disasters in Myanmar. The European Unionfunded consortium has been supporting disaster risk reduction and resilience-building initiatives with coastal and urban communities in high-risk areas of Myanmar since 2012.
As World Food Day is marked at the 45th Plenary of the UN Committee on World Food Security in Rome, ActionAid International calls for urgent action from governments to address rising world hunger and climate change.
Adriano Campolina, General Secretary of ActionAid International, is due to address world leaders and food security decision-makers at a plenary session this afternoon.
Women farmers, fishers, pastoralists, agriculture workers and indigenous smallholders have been feeding their communities for centuries but remain largely invisible in the world of agriculture.
To celebrate International Day of Rural Women today at the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Plenary in Rome, a panel of experts on food security, representing women’s grassroots organisations have come together to share their experiences, struggles and demands.
ROME – Governments are gathering for the 45th Plenary of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome this week against a backdrop of rising global hunger and stark warnings about the drastic impact of climate change on food production.
The CFS summit starts today (15 Oct) on the UN’s International Day of Rural Women. ActionAid International is launching three demands for global experts and decision-makers on food security, to recognise the rights of rural women – who make up nearly half of the world’s family farmers but suffer most from hunger and malnutrition.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Adriano Campolina, chief executive of ActionAid International, says:
"Pakistan's decision to shut down ActionAid and other International NGOs is a worrying escalation of recent attacks on civil society, academics and journalists.
"The immediate victims will be the thousands of ordinary Pakistani families who ActionAid has been supporting to claim their rights and build a better life. If these trends continue, Pakistan's hard-won democracy itself will be the ultimate victim.
Maps & Infographics
Mapping of UN bodies to establish the best way forward for fundraising and engagement for ActionAid.
Approximately 7-10 working days
Use your extensive experience and contacts within the UN to outline which agencies align to our international strategy and our human rights-based approach as well as which UN bodies have global strategic partnerships with INGOs. You will provide recommendations on which of these bodies we should prioritise building a strategic funding and engagement relationship with.
ActionAid TEMPhas been working in the Arab Region since mid-2000’s and focuses interventions on advancing women rights, increasing young people’s civic and political engagement and building resilience and ending protection risks faced by women and girls affected by the conflict in the region.
Summary of Consultancy:
This desk research will be the starting point for ActionAid developing a gender transformative and youth responsive approach to humanitarian needs assessments.
Action Aid Arab Region (AA-AR) is launching a four year youth civic and political engagement project in Jordan (2018-2021)
The project aims to create safe and inclusive spaces for youth in rural and semi-urban areas for learning and democratic engagement as well as strengthening local authorities and institutions accountability through youth-led advocacy and campaigning, which will contribute to gain a higher recognition and engagement of young people in decision making process.