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Breaking the barriers programme overview

Over the past decade, Christian Aid and its partners have worked with communities without access to energy across Africa and Latin America. We have achieved this through the installation, distribution and integration of sustainable energy products and technologies in our programmes. We provide innovative financing models, as well as business and technical assistance.  

Working effectively with faith leaders - harmful traditional practices

In 2016, the United Kingdom’s (UK) Department for International Development released a call for proposals for a study entitled “Working effectively with faith leaders to challenge harmful traditional practices.” A Consortium of the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, an international alliance examining the contribution of faith groups to community health and wellbeing, undertook this study to investigate best practices around engaging with faith leaders on harmful traditional practices (HTPs). This study is currently on-going and will continue until 2018.

What is helping communities mobilise resources? PVCA learning review

Christian Aid (CA) conducted this learning review to understand how Participatory, Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments (PVCAs) have helped communities pull funding, resources and services from actors such as the state, private sector, donors and NGOs in the context of the Programme Partnership Arrangement (PPA) programme.

Resilience case studies

The following nine case studies illustrate how we interpret resilience – as a means of putting communities and individuals at the centre of their own development.

How Can Donor Requirements be Reformed to Better Support Effort to Strengthen Local Humanitarian Capacity

A paper to inform discussion about the emerging tension between building local capacity and managing programmatic risk.

Missed Opportunities: the case for strengthening national and local partnership-based humanitarian responses

This study examines the potential of partnerships with national non-governmental organisations in humanitarian response, based on lessons from four major emergency settings.

Building the Future of Humanitarian Aid: Local capacity and partnerships in emergency assistance

Investment in building resilience, reducing disaster risk and strengthening local capacity to respond saves lives and speeds recovery from emergencies.

Partnering for Resilience: Reducing disaster risks through effective partnerships

Case studies from Christian Aid’s Building Disaster Resilient Communities programme and preparedness projects in Asia, Africa and Central America.