There have been reports of sexual misconduct within the international development sector.
CPAR believes no-one should ever be exploited or abused. That includes sexual or gender based abuse, harassment, exploitation and violence. This is reflected in our organizational policies around Harassment and Discrimination, Gender and Anti-Corruption.
Thank you for making 2016-2017 yet another great year at CPAR.
At CPAR, we are focused on looking towards the future as we work to secure funding, design and implement programs, and continually improve systems. It seems the only time we glance back is in past program evaluations, which are used to strengthen future programs. Because of this, we appreciate this opportunity presented through the Annual Report to reflect on some of the achievements that our donors have made possible.
In September 2015, the 193 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda, replacing the previous Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This ambitious agenda of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is titled Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The previous MDGs identified 8 goals for reducing the number of people who live in extreme poverty, with actions to be taken in developing countries. The new SDGs have shifted development into a shared undertaking that addresses common problems.
The Malawi Ministry of Health says that cholera has killed 9 people in the country since December 19, 2015. Last week we learned that it has reached one of the northern communities that CPAR is working in partnership with UNICEF in Nkhatabay
Elbind Woanze, 25, lives with her husband and six children in Gessess Kebele in Dibate district. Elbind and her fellow Farmers Field School (FFS) members have long been reliant on physically impure seeds, growing whatever is available nearby. For years, her sesame productivity remained poor because of low seed quality despite her efforts to manage the crop well. Elbind and her crop FFS group members had long experience of sesame production in the area but they were not aware of differences in seed quality.