ACT News

 Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan, ACT South Sudan Forum

18 Jun 2019

The ACT South Sudan Forum organized a one-day validation workshop for the development of Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan (EPRP) for South Sudan. The workshop was held on May 31, 2019 and brought together over 20 officials and invitees. Participants included delegates from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management (MHADM), the South Sudan […]

[SB50] Blog: Under-representation of women hinders climate plans

Jasmine Blog SMC
17 Jun 2019

Impoverished communities everywhere suffer the worst effects of climate change and women and men, boys and girls experience those effects differently.  Structural obstacles and cultural factors make women especially vulnerable. We know, for example, that sexual violence is positively correlated with natural disasters, that more women drown in floods than men and that women’s income-earning […]

[SB50] Blog: Tragic climate impacts build momentum for result at UN Climate talks

14 Jun 2019

When diplomats from all over the world meet in Bonn this week to discuss climate change, they have great momentum to build on. From a surge of youth from all parts of the world mobilizing for climate justice and #Fridaysforfuture, to a strong push from Civil Society for ambitious climate policies at the EU Elections, […]

Development Needs Civil Society– The Implications of Civic Space for the Sustainable Development Goals

11 Jun 2019

Civic space as a pre-condition for SDG progress and ‘leaving no one behind’ Without a fully engaged civil society, the SDGs are bound to fail. This is the main conclusion of the research and case studies done by Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and published in conjunction with ACT Alliance in the report Development Needs […]

Civil society participation in DRR: an interview with Jeroen Jurriens

07 Jun 2019

Jeroen Jurriens is a DRR/Resilience expert working at the Disaster Management Unit of ICCO & Kerk in Actie, the ACT Alliance member from the Netherlands. In his position he is responsible for coordination of disaster response work in the regio of Central & Eastern Africa, as well as being Thematic Advisor for the organisation on […]

Coordination and community trust building: the role of FBOs in the response to the Sunda Strait Tsunami

07 Jun 2019

Written by: Arnice Ajawaila Arnice is an Emergency Response Coordinator of YEU— one of YAKKUM’s (Christian Foundation for Public Health) units which was established in 2001. Its core mandate is the delivery of inclusive emergency response. YEU works to articulate initiatives to build community resilience through community-led disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. After […]

[BLOG]: Youth around the globe stand together on climate change

Mads blog post
23 May 2019

Climate change impacts our life in various ways, but our generation will not accept that we deal with the effects of climate change as isolated problems. March 15, 2019, was in many ways a memorable day.  Around the world, young people replaced their books and pencils with banners and messages urging world leaders to take […]

ACT Guatemala Forum concerned about regressive law initiative “Protection of life and the family”

16 May 2019

In Guatemala, Congress might pass Initiative 5272, that provides for approval of the Law “for the protection of life and the family”, any day now. This initiative, which was already discussed in second debate in Congress, might have its third and final debate this coming week.  “If Congress approves this law, it will violate a […]

Faith actors call for increased local resilience to disasters

15 May 2019

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) starts today in Geneva, Switzerland. Global leaders and stakeholders will discuss the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda. ACT Alliance, a global network of churches and religious organisations present in more than 140 countries, is […]

FBOs serve as bridges across space and time

14 May 2019

Wendi Bevins is the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager for Lutheran World Relief. She provides MEL technical support to project teams around the world working on project design, set-up, monitoring, analysis, and evaluation. Her research interests include learning how to measure and analyze resilience efforts and how to effectively integrate gender sensitive responses to resilience […]

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