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Gaia Energy

Christian Aid partnership with Gaia Energy

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.

BRACED building financial resilience case study from Ethiopia

As part of the global Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme, Christian Aid is leading the consortium through its Climate Information and Assets for Resilience in Ethiopia (CIARE) project. CIARE, aims to help communities in Ethiopia become more resilient to climate extremes.

BRACED building the resilience of vulnerable communities in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, Christian Aid is implementing BRACED (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters) through a three-year multi-stakeholder and multidisciplinary initiative called Climate Information and Assets for Resilience in Ethiopia (CIARE). Working with the National Meteorological Agency (NMA), the UK Met Office, BBC Media Action and Action for Development (AFD), the project aims at bringing climate information services to vulnerable communities using 'woreda' or vernacular level weather forecasts.

The Climate Challenge

Case study on community adaptation and women's empowerment in Bangladesh.

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.

The forgotten smile: stories of courage and resilience in Bangladesh

Stories, photos and case studies from those we work with in Bangladesh, bringing Christian Aid's work to life and showing the human face behind the figures.

Climate-Resilient Agriculture: what small-scale producers need to adapt to climate change

Agriculture is the economic sector most vulnerable to climate change and it is directly responsible for about 25% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

The ENCISS story: 2010-2014

ENCISS aims to improve accountability and strengthen citizens’ voice, participation in decision-making and access to information. Between October 2010 and September 2013 we awarded 243 grants, worth £3.8m, to a host of organisations. These micro, strategic and project grants went to groups of all shapes and sizes, including civil society organisations  (CSOs) and local councils, to fund initiatives across the ENCISS thematic areas: gender, youth, justice, decentralisation and the 2012 elections. Here we capture stories from phase 3 of the ENCISS programme from across these core theme areas.

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.

World in our hands presentation

Suitable for ages 7-11 Duration: 15 minutes This presentation accompanies the primary school assembly World in our hands, which explores what sustainability means, and how people across the world are working to find cleaner, greener ways to live.

More than enough assembly

Primary school assembly suitable for ages 7-11 Duration: 15 minutes This assembly considers our consumer culture and the impacts of wastefulness.

Shared planet school assembly

Primary and secondary assembly suitable for ages 7-14 Duration: 15 minutes This assembly considers how we are all interconnected on this beautiful planet we share.

World in our hands assembly

A primary school assembly suitable for ages 7-11 Duration: 15 minutes This primary school assembly explores what sustainability means, and how people across the world are working to find cleaner, greener ways to live.

Shared planet school assembly presentation

Primary and secondary assembly suitable for ages 7-14 Duration: 15 minutes This presentation accompanies the assembly considers how we are all interconnected on this beautiful planet we share.

ECRP resilience video: helping people help themselves

A case study video from Malawi showing how people are being enabled to move beyond survival and subsistence, to enjoy thriving and dignified lives. YouTube video