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Keeping hope alive: Christian Aid's work on peace - Impact study 2019

Without an explicit focus on peace, there can be no sustainable development. This Impact Study, and accompanying case studies, share some of our story of taking peace seriously. Throughout our work in providing humanitarian assistance and long-term development support, it has become clear that we cannot ignore the reality of violence. Peace and justice matter to us as a faith-based organisation and we seek to respond to real challenges of building peace with integrity, respect, courage and hope. From Violence to Peace lays down our hopeful vision that a more peaceful reality free from poverty, violence and injustice is possible. This study shares key examples of impact and some things we’ve learnt along the way. Key facts In 2016, more countries experienced violent conflict than at any time in nearly 30 years. If current trends persist, by 2030 – the horizon set by the Sustainable Development Goals – more than half of the world’s poor will be living in countries affected by high levels of violence. (OECD). Violent conflict has spiked since 2010, with two billion people now living in countries where development outcomes are affected by fragility, conflict, and violence (World Bank, 2018). Much of this violence is due to recurring violence and protracted conflicts. It is estimated that 135 different countries have experienced conflict recurrence – a pattern that is deepening. We stand in solidarity with our local partners – households, community organisations and local leadership who live through conflict and violence first hand. We want governments, faith institutions and communities to want and work for peace in their societies and to keep hope alive. Peace is not something fluffy and aspirational. Peacebuilding can and does work.

Fumes or Futures: game instructions

These instructions explain how to play the Fumes or Futures board game. (Game board and cards downloadable as separate resources). 

Fumes or Futures: game board

This board accompanies the Fumes or Futures game. Please note, this should be printed A3 size.

Fumes or Futures: game cards

These game cards accompany the Fumes or Futures game.

Fumes or Futures chatterbox

Use our Fumes or Futures chatterbox to engage your pupils and help spread awareness of climate change.  The first level of the chatterbox shows the kind of natural disasters that are happening more often because of climate change. The second level suggests actions that that can help cut carbon emissions, and the last level explains what effect taking action could have. Space (in the dotted area) has been left for you to write in one of your own ideas about an action that could help reduce carbon emissions. Space (in the striped area) has been left for you to write in what effect that action could have.

Amanda Mukwashi interview - BBC Radio Wales

Ahead of Christian Aid Week 2018, new Chief Executive Amanda Khozi Mukwashi gave an interview discussing her career during the All Things Considered programme on BBC Radio Wales. This audio recording has been produced and made available by the BBC. 

Improving Impact: Do accountability mechanisms deliver results?

This research seeks to contribute evidence for the value of introducing accountability mechanisms into projects, and demonstrate the importance of promoting them.

Trading game: introduction

Age: 13+ / Youth group (11-18) An introduction to the trading game covering how to play, who can play and the aims of the game.

Trading game: diagram of shapes

Age: 13+ / Youth group (11-18) Students will need to carefully cut out the shapes on this sheet to use as part of the trading game.

Trading game: creating new trading situations

Age: 13+ / Youth group (11-18) This sheet contains new trading situations which can be applied to the trading game to mix things up and add additional challenges.

Trading game: follow-up discussions

Age: 13+ / Youth group (11-18) Guidelines for encouraging follow-up discussion after playing the trading game.

Youth group session sheet: Vilia’s story

A quick session to let your youth group learn about what Christian Aid’s partners are doing to help the people of Haiti when natural disasters strike.