Capacity building fund MAA00011 Annual Report 2011

This report covers the period 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2011.

In brief Examples of the CBF impact (more in annex):

Red Cross society of China, Hennan Province

After only two years of implementation of Intensified Capacity Building (ICB) in Hennan Province, the branch has recorded impressive achievements:

• The new structure benefitted 7,000 people through sustainable services

• Grassroots Red Cross organisations have increased from 90 to 3,100

• The number of volunteers increased from 10,000 to 30,000, and staff from 100 to 8,000

• CHF 730,000 was raised from the public and significant contributions received from authorities.

Ghana Red Cross

The hand-washing services provided to mourners at funerals proved successful. There is evidence of strong growth in the community base of the organisation and opportunities for the National Society to become more sustainable. Particular successes in this respect, directly attributable to this project, includes a fifteen-fold increase in government subsidy to the National Society (from USD 10,000 to 150,000 annually), and the opportunity to deliver first aid training to new drivers in Ghana.

Burundi Red Cross

After three years of technical and financial support from the International Federation and the Capacity Building Fund, the National Society was significantly strengthened. It mobilises over 300,000 volunteers on a weekly basis, the vast majority of whom are themselves vulnerable, to identify and deliver services to their most vulnerable neighbours within their communities. The National Society employs about 200 people compared to only 4 in 2005.