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Local Infrastructure for Protection

Welcome to CENFACS’ Online Diary!

11 April 2018

Post No. 34


The Week’s Contents

• Week Two of Local Protections

ReLive No. 10 continues…

• World Anti-Poverty System 2018: Coalesce to Shape the Pattern of Ultimate Poverty Relief

Key Highlights of the Week’s Contents

We are in the second week of our Local Protections month.  This week our focus is on the enabling infrastructure and logistics to support us to provide protection.  Indeed, protection cannot be done in a vacuum.  There should be some services, equipment and stock of facilities as well as planning and organisation. 

The above protective arsenal can be found within the organisation engaged in the protection work and within the environment in which that organisation operates. 

For more about this week’s local protections work, read below.


The 10th issue of CENFACS’ Annual Spring Appeal for Renewing Life (ReLive), which is on advocating for support for the peoples of the three Islands East of Africa (made of Madagascar, Mauritius and Comoros),  continues this week. 

CENFACS would like to remind those who are willing to support this Spring initiative the following.  There are 14 Gifts of Renewing Lives or Life-Renewing Projects attached to this ReLive Appeal as the fundraising version of this advocacy: six for Madagascar; five for Comoros and three for Mauritius.  

For further details about this advocacy (including its deadline), go to http://cenfacs.org.uk/supporting-us/

Our next thematic work about the WAS/ISPR (World Anti-Poverty System or International System for Poverty Reduction) will be to Coalesce Together To Shape The Pattern Of Ultimate Poverty Relief.  Although this 2018 act of WAS/ISPR will be conducted at the beginning of Summer, we are starting this week to discuss what will make the contents of this act. 

You can support WAS/ISPR with your voice, by e-signing our petition and e-mobilising through social media networks and platforms, by branding your event with WAS/ISPR message etc. 

To join and or support the WAS/ISPR campaign, contact CENFACS.


Week Two of Local Protections: Local Infrastructures and Logistics for Protection

To undertake the work of protection at any levels (here local), it requires resources, infrastructures and logistics.  Much of this will be in the hands of local and national authorities whether in the UK and in Africa.  If so, how CENFACS and Africa-based Sister Organisations can undertake the work of protection in this context. 

We all need basic infrastructural and logistical support at various levels (at the local level particularly but not exclusively).  This could mean having local infrastructure charities to support local voluntary and community organisations working in the area of protection.  This can require support for voluntary sector infrastructure and local infrastructure bodies to deal with protection work.

Local infrastructure for protection will include the permanent services and equipment needed for a local area to enable itself to keep local people safe at local level.  In this respect, roads, factories, broadband and transport networks (to name the few) will be paramount in making the bulk of this infrastructure. 

Local infrastructure for protection also consists of other services and facilities such as protective equipment, creation of safety zones or areas, wildlife sanctuary, factories that recycle waste, facilities to prevent fires as well as local rules and permanent services linked to the protection of animal, trees, rainforests, foods, water, health, farming etc.

Additionally, data protection, protection suite software and apps can reinforce these infrastructural tools.  As we are in digital and online worlds, we can have local protection software and apps which can be installed or downloaded on people’s personal devices (tablets, laptops and mobile phones).     

So, this week it is all about this: what local infrastructure and logistical support we have at local level and how we can deploy them by working in partnership with local people to develop sustainable protection initiatives as well as make protection happen in the lives of those who are unprotected or with less protection. 

By the way, it is worth remembering some minds that our work is on protection not protectionism.  We are working with local people on shielding them from danger like adverse climate change (this is protection).  We are not here dealing with a system of protecting home industries against foreign competition by taxing imports (which is protectionism).

To support and or join CENFACS’ work on Local Protections this week, contact CENFACS.

Thank you for visiting CENFACS website and reading this post.

Thank you as well to those who made comments about our weekly posts.

We look forward to receiving your regular visits and continuing support during 2018.

With many thanks


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