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06 Mar 2018 description

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.

01 Mar 2018 description

Dear Friends,

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.

04 Jan 2017 description

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.

14 Jan 2016 description

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

04 Jun 2015 description

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.

22 Apr 2015 description

The new project that will focus on improving food security and increasing awareness of the causes and consequences of environmental degradation in Rubana River Catchment area in the in Bunda District, Mara Region of northern Tanzania.

19 Dec 2014 description


Nutrition challenges are not only about a lack of food. Malnutrition often arises when there is a gap in knowledge about positive nutrition behaviours – including what to eat, the importance of a balanced diet, and how to prepare foods to retain nutrients. Where CPAR works, diets are typically heavily starch based, limited to one or two food groups and locally available nutritious foods have been overlooked. This is why CPAR integrates nutrition and health education into all of our programming.

10 Oct 2014 description


“Water and Sanitation is one of the primary drivers of public health. I often refer to it as “Health 101”, which means that once we can secure access to clean water and to adequate sanitation facilities for all people, irrespective of the difference in their living conditions, a huge battle against all kinds of diseases will be won.”

Dr. Lee Jong-wook,
past Director-General of the World Health Organization

25 Aug 2014 description

Sowing improved seeds for food security.

W/ro Yejanie Mango (43), a mother of three children, lives in Kido Kebele, Dibate District. Her family’s livelihood is entirely dependent on traditional subsistence farming and for years she struggled to produce enough food.

23 Apr 2013 description


In the next five minutes....
3 women will lose their lives to complications of pregnancy or childbirth, 60 others will suffer debilitating injuries and infection due to the same causes, and 70 children will die, nearly 30 of them newborn babies. Countless other babies will be stillborn or suffer potentially long-term consequences of being born prematurely. The vast majority of these deaths and disabilities are preventable.
- Countdown to 2015, Maternal, Newborn & Child Survival (2012)

30 May 2012 description

In order to increase crop production and productivity, CPAR-Ethiopia has been distributing various improved seed technologies to the farming communities in Were Jarso district since 2010.

Improved wheat, teff, maize, potato, and chickpeas were the major seed types distributed and demonstrated at field level by Farmer Field School groups. The performance of these seed technologies were found successful and generally demonstrated a yield advantage of more than two folds over the local varieties.

24 Apr 2012 description

Small ruminant livestock play a vital role in the livelihoods of many rural communities providing food, income and manure. Supporting farmers with small livestock like rabbits has proved to be a practical, achievable and cost-effective way of reducing the vulnerability of living with HIV.

Robert Chisuzi, 40, is a farmer from Chisuzi village, GVH Kambalani in Lilongwe district and is married to Christina, 40. Together they have four children (Pilirani 14 years and Samson, 8 years, Elizabeth 17 years and Florida 10 years).

01 Feb 2012 description

Recently CPAR Malawi’s Farmers First Program expanded into the two new group villages of Chinzu and Kabudula. This has brought both excitement and hope to vulnerable small-scale farmers living in the two areas. In the two areas, the project is supporting 500 beneficiaries through Farmer Field Schools (FFS). Through these Farmer Field Schools, small-scale farmers have learned new and improved agricultural methods.

15 Mar 2010 description

Tackling Food and Nutrition Insecurity in Rural Africa


Achieving food security continues to be a challenge for developing nations - especially for those living in rural Africa.

Food security; a situation in which all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active healthy life; is affected by a complexity of factors.

22 Jan 2010 description

It has been 1.5 years since Ayella Johnson returned to his village in Raa, Okidi Parish, Atiak Sub County in Northern Uganda. Ayella and his family had been living in an IDP (internally displaced persons) camp in Atiak for eight years due to the insecurity caused by the rebel LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) insurgency in Northern Uganda.

When the security situation improved in 2005, Ayella and his family moved to a transit camp at Okidi Parish that was closer to their ancestral home. They stayed at this transitional camp for three years before returning home completely.

25 Sep 2009 description


This issue will feature the voices of CPAR's program country staff, individual supporters and community beneficiaries as well as more information about how CPAR programs have touched lives, improved livelihoods and primary health care, helped provide access to clean and safe water and sanitation, and also increased food security.

04 Dec 2008 description

As a Partner in African Livelihoods, you are having a huge impact on the lives of families living in your PAL community!

In previous PAL Reports, you learned about the challenges that rural Ethiopian farmers face in securing an adequate food supply for their households. CPAR-Ethiopia is also working in the Jarso Program area to support HIV & AIDS-affected communities. One of the support initiatives involves the establishment of positive People Living with HIV & AIDS (PLWHA) associations like the New Hope Gohatsion Association.

27 Feb 2008 description

More than 20 Kildonan-East Collegiate students are embarking upon an exciting educational experience.

With CPAR's help, they are learning about development issues in the classroom and hope to experience development in Tanzania first-hand when they visit CPAR projects in rural Tanzania in 2010.

In addition to raising funds for their trip, students and teachers are also raising funds for a project in Karatu, Tanzania that will help ensure food security for vulnerable communities.

Their goal is to raise a total of $200,000 - split 50/50 between the project and their educational …

19 Nov 2007 description

CPAR Projects Assisting War-Affected Youth Northern Uganda

Thanks to new funding secured through the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), CPAR-Uganda is launching two new programs to meet the needs of war-affected communities in the north.

Engaging youth in peacebuilding.

In February, CPAR began work on a pilot youth and community peacebuilding initiative funded by DFAIT called "By Youth for Youth".