To meet the most urgent humanitarian needs of conflict and disaster affected populations through provision of life-saving assistance and contribute to resilience building of benefitting households to withstand shocks.
The Stability Fund’s goal is to work towards a peaceful, secure, stable Somalia. To achieve this, the Stability Fund aims to address the security, development and political drivers of conflict in a local area to achieve the following outcomes: i) Legitimate, viable governance structures able to make and enforce rules locally. ii) Existing and emerging conflicts brought to conclusion and risks of future conflicts mitigated.
AAWAZ project falls within the Voice and Accountability framework of DFID. DAI won the Aawaz bid as the Management Organisation (MO) in collaboration with six core partner organisations belonging to Pakistani civil society as well as a Pakistani and a British think tank. AAWAZ program aims to strengthen the accountability of the Pakistani State to its citizens. The programme has three distinct components: (a) Gender: focusing on enhanced political participation of women and their participation in larger public life without fear of any gender-based violence; (b) Conflict Resolution: by striving to attain social harmony within and across communities through addressing tribal, familial, sectarian, ethnic, faith-based or any other kinds of conflicts; (c) Citizens Engagement: in order to achieve better public service delivery by promoting active and informed participation of citizens and their organized groups, particularly in the areas of health and education at the basic level. The fourth and overarching component is Policy, Advocacy, Research and Results (PARR) facility to synthesise information and findings from Aawaz and to build robust evidence base around community voice and empowerment, social change, policy influence and government reform.
This programme will work with more than 4000 volunteers and 5000 VSO alumni to support 350 partner organisations to improve education, health and livelihoods outcomes for up to 2 million people across 24 developing countries
BRACED - implementation phase. The Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme aims to explore approaches for building resilience in vulnerable communities within some of the most fragile states in the world. Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), BRACED aims to improve the well being of vulnerable people in developing countries by building their resilience to climate extremes and disasters. BRACED started in 2014 and the original contract was set to close by December 2017. Fifteen projects working in thirteen countries were approved under the first round of funding. BRACED was extended for another eighteen months, to end on 30 September 2019. The extension comprises of eight implementation projects, five policy projects and six country dialogues. KPMG is the Fund Manager.
Strategic Response 1: Increase access to quality HIV and health programmes Strategic Response 2: Support community-based organisations to be connected and effective elements of health systems Strategic Response 3: Advocate for HIV, health, gender, and human rights Strategic Response 4: A stronger partnership that is evidence-based and accountable to communities
Oxfam will provide immediate life saving support to vulnerable communities for Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods (EFSVL) and WASH whilst ascertaining longer term needs through assessments and research to identify longer term interventions which will inform future programmes to address chronic humanitarian WASH and EFSVL needs
A programme of law enforcement capacity building activity benefiting ODA countries, which includes technical training and the provision of capability enhancing equipment and supports improved border capacity. More broadly Immigration Enforcement International's (IEI) work in this area promotes improved security system management and reform, including through projects designed to tackle the corruption that both enables irregular/illegal migration and adversely impacts development. Delivered through 27 ODA funded staff based across Americas, Asia Pacific, Africa, South and South East Asia and the Middle East.
This project will contribute towards reducing poverty and gender inequality for 4,340 young women and household members in 22 rural villages in Umerkot district, Sindh province, Pakistan. Disadvantaged young women will benefit from income generation in traditional embroidery and textile products, much demanded in high-end urban markets, combined with a community-wide strategy to improve women’s empowerment and decision-making capabilities in their communities.;
Main objective: Poverty reduction in Myanmar, promotion of inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all in Myanmar. Specific objectives: 1. Increased economic security and social empowerment for marginalized young women and men and community members. 2. Vulnerable young women and men have the skills to enhance their enterprise and employment opportunities. 3. Vulnerable young women and men have access to assets, markets and network s to develop their enterprise and employment opportunities.
Haliya communities in Nepal
This activity supports an annual UK contribution to the IPBES. IPBES is a science-policy platform providing comprehensive, credible and legitimate scientific knowledge about Earth’s essential life support systems and their contribution to human well-being; as well as tools and local capacity to help decision makers around the world identify solutions to pressures on ecosystems, sustainable use of natural resources and related poverty. Contributions to the IPBES Trust Fund are used to meet the running costs and support developing country expert engagement in delivering the work programme agreed by member governments at the Plenary meetings.
This activity supports the UK annual contribution to GBIF which is an international agreement to create and manage an open data infrastructure, allowing access to data about all types of life on Earth, and helping to meet commitments to promote data access under the CBD, and enabling analyses to support decision making and policy implementation at a range of geographic scales. GBIF makes available the tools, codes and data to establish national portals of the database, providing a strong capacity building element in helping developing countries to manage, mobilise, access and share their biodiversity data; and providing training.
Every year the Central America Spirituality Institute (ICE), a Jesuit organisation, runs personal growth and leadership development workshops, based on Ignatian spirituality adapted to Mayan cultural values. The course supports every participant to undertake a deep self-awareness and leadership training process which they call the Psycho-Historical-Spiritual Triptych. They aim to empower women and men from different Indigenous peoples of Central America and young people who are already committed to their communities and parishes located in 'red' (deprived) zones of Guatemala and Central America, supporting them to recover the value of life and to reconnect with their potential. Central America is currently one of the most violent regions of the world. ICE takes people on a personal journey to promote the importance of community involvement to transform structures that generate marginalisation, exclusion and lack of opportunities that can lead to violence in its different forms. They support people to recover confidence in themselves and to re-evaluate their cultural wealth and traditions - often undervalued -, which are essential to two fundamental values: respect for the Earth and for human dignity. ICE also trains participants on awareness-raising of their human rights, their responsibilities as citizens and their ability for leadership and transformation based on Kingdom values: Dignity of the Person and of the Earth, Tolerance, Justice and Solidarity. Participants are supported to discover the origin of their traumas and wounds, manifested in violent, addictive or self-destructive behaviours. They also find their potential on their qualities and abilities when getting in touch with their deepest dreams and wishes. The ICE offers the Psycho-Historical-Spiritual Triptych as a way to building psychologically healthier men and women, a way to develop men and women with a spirituality that leads to active social commitment, people who are critical and creative when faced with structures of injustice in different dimensions.