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Nigerian National Localization Framework

The Nigerian National Localization Framework refered to as ''Operational Framework for Local and International NGOs in Nigeria'' is a product of a project implemented by a consortium of 5 INGOs led by Christian Aid and four others namely Action Aid, CAFOD, Care and Tearfund. The project Accelerated Location Through Partnership (ALTP) was implemented for 2 years (November 2017 to October 2019) with funding from European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO).    This document is expected to guide the operations of local and international NGOs within the country.

New pathways out of poverty in Africa: sustainable agriculture

A Christian Aid and CAFOD policy paper investigating how agricultural transformation has become a development priority for African governments and the international development community. It is commonly understood as a shift from ‘low’ productivity subsistence agriculture to more commercially-oriented production. This shift is seen as the first step away from the continent’s continued dependence on raw commodity exports, and towards diversified and domestically integrated economies that provide sufficient employment opportunities to the world’s youngest and fastest-growing population.   This is to be welcomed. However, this report highlights the risk that agricultural transformation strategies already underway in some African countries could increase inequality and further degrade the environment. To prevent this from happening agriculture transformation strategies need to: integrate actions that will build the resilience of producer households and wider ecosystems to climate and economic shocks, instead of focusing predominantly on increasing the productivity of smallholders link smallholder producers to the wider domestic economy.  CAFOD and Christian Aid programmes that support small agro-enterprise development, climate resilience building and inclusive agricultural market development include deliberate actions to ensure equitable and environmentally sustainable outcomes. To further promote the integration of these principles in the design and implementation of government policies, we have initiated an on-going dialogue with our partner organisations in Africa to determine how agricultural transformation policies in their own countries can contribute to more equitable and sustainable development.

Exploring Christian Aid: lesson plan

Exploring Christian Aid: lesson plan

Religious education unit: Beliefs and actions in the world

Age: 9-11 Subject areas: RE, Citizenship, Geography, Art, ICT Christian Aid provides this unit of work for schools of any type to use, in conjunction with locally agreed syllabuses and faith school RE guidelines. Pupils will learn about the work of two major faith-based charities, Islamic Relief and Christian Aid. They will develop their understanding of the impact of religion in the world and consider important questions of justice and fairness, thinking for themselves. The estimated time for this unit 10+ hours of teaching time.

Religious education unit: Beliefs and actions in the world - Welsh

Age: 9-11 Subject areas: RE, Citizenship, Geography, Art, ICT Christian Aid provides this unit of work for schools of any type to use, in conjunction with locally agreed syllabuses and faith school RE guidelines. Pupils will learn about the work of two major faith-based charities, Islamic Relief and Christian Aid. They will develop their understanding of the impact of religion in the world and consider important questions of justice and fairness, thinking for themselves. The estimated time for this unit 10+ hours of teaching time.

Religious education unit: Beliefs and actions - editable version

Age: 9-11 Subject areas: RE, Citizenship, Geography, Art, ICT Christian Aid provides this unit of work for schools of any type to use, in conjunction with locally agreed syllabuses and faith school RE guidelines. Pupils will learn about the work of two major faith-based charities, Islamic Relief and Christian Aid. They will develop their understanding of the impact of religion in the world and consider important questions of justice and fairness, thinking for themselves. The estimated time for this unit 10+ hours of teaching time.

Disaster strikes curriculum links

Curriculum links Geography/Environmental Studies Geographical enquiry and skills/Knowledge and understanding of places/Knowledge and understanding of environmental change and sustainability/Themes of water, settlements and environmental issues RE/RME Study the work of a Christian charity/Stewardship/Caring for our world PSHE/PSD/PSE/Citizenship Participation/Responsibilities/Global awareness/Global citizenship English Speaking and listening/Reading/Writing Please download this document for full curriculum links.

What is the point of modern Christian mission?

This lesson explores the history of Christian mission, and different definitions of that word today. It considers the extent to which Christian Aid, a charity that expressly does not proselytize, might be said to engage in modern Christian mission.

What is ‘evil’? Is there a solution to suffering?

This lesson explores the problems of evil and suffering in a Christian context. Students are encouraged to consider different forms of evil and to debate whether suffering is gendered.

What is ‘church’?

This lesson presents different interpretations of the word ‘church’,exploring whether it relates more to buildings or to people. It considers the worldwide church, and Christian Aid’s place within that.

Salvation: spiritual or practical?

This lesson explores a central belief of Christianity: that humans are sinful and that they can be ‘saved’. It looks at different Christian teachings about salvation:through faith (Paul) and through deeds/action (James).

What’s faith got to do with world issues?

This lesson features an interview with Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, and the current Chair of Christian Aid.

What kind of charity is Christian Aid?

This lesson considers Christian Aid’s foundations as a Christian charity, with reference to biblical teachings.