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Locals’ Empowerment for Protection

Welcome to CENFACS’ Online Diary!

18 April 2018

Post No. 35


The Week’s Contents

The poverty relief display at CENFACS for this week is made of the following contents:

• Local People’s empowerment for protection

ReLive No. 10: Only Two Days To Go!!!

• The Integrated Twenty-tens programme


Key Highlights of the Week’s Contents

We are now in week 3 of our Local Protections month.  This week’s focus is on the power that local People may or may not to protect themselves and the lives of others including of the environment, fauna and flora.

If they do not have the power for protection, how do we empower them or work with them to get the relevant power or authority they need in order to keep life safe?  The answer to this question and further information about this week’s protections work can be found below.

The week is also about the remaining Two Days of our ReLive campaign which is still on.  The campaign, which falls within the scope of this month of protections, is about supporting the local people in the Islands East of Africa (i.e. Madagascar, Mauritius and Comoros).    

Now most of you are back from Easter holidays, we hope you can catch with what is going on at CENFACS if you were not following us online.  This campaign still needs support.   We welcome you for coming back and look forward to any support you may consider to give to this campaign.  To support, go to http://cenfacs.org.uk/supporting-us/

Finally, the week is of the news about updates of the Twenty-tens programme which has been enhanced with new features.  The three main areas of the integration in this programme have been conducted.  These areas include a) Sustainable Development Goals, Agendas 2030 and 2063 b) Digital and Social Media dimensions c) Transitional Economy.  Further details about these updates are given below.


Local People’s Empowerment for Protection

Local protection can aim at reducing poverty and hardships through the empowerment of local people (particularly but not exclusively the poor and vulnerable ones) and promote their participation in peace and security building infrastructures and capacities. 

This can include a range of local perspectives and initiatives to empower local protectors, such as training, meetings, dialogues, meditation, facilitation, awareness raising and media support etc.  In terms of the work conducted by our Africa-sister organisations, it is the story of local humanitarian responders.  The examples of local protectors can be found the following countries:

In the Democratic Republic of Congo with Local Protection Committees aiming at empowering women in the North Kivu province in helping them to address local security issues and advocacy for women’s participation

In Central African Republic with self-protected persons, especially poor traders facing off with militia over extortion demands.

The empowerment of local people goes beyond that.  It involves the formation of local protection advisers and officers to deal with protection of those fleeing domestic violence and abuse, with child protection by protecting children victims of the adverse effects and impacts of climate change, children at risk of neglect and of international perverted ideologies etc. It is further about equipping them with online and digital technologies and facilities as the boundaries of threats and risks to protection keep shifting.  So, empowering local people with these tools can enhance both offline and online protections.

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


New Updates of the  Twenty-Tens Programme are Available NOW!

The projects making the Twenty-tens programme have been progressively updated following our integration of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Agendas 2030 and 2063; of Digital and Social Media dimensions and of Transitional Economy into it.

The initiatives of the 2010s Programme

The updates concern the following selected initiatives:  Drugs and substance for poverty relief, Green conservation and sustainable forests, World Anti-Poverty System, Environmental science and energy for poverty relief, Food security and adapted to climate and human needs, Find my inspiration for poverty relief, Women and children FIRST development days, Volunteering for poverty relief, and June month of environmental and sustainable creative initiatives.

The updates and integrations made regarding these initiatives

The updates and integrations have been made at three levels related to: global goals, digitalisation and social mediatisation, and economic transition.

•• Enhancement with global goals and agendas

Each of these projects now contains the elements of SDGs, Agendas 2030 and 2063 related to it.  For example, the initiative of Food Security and Adapted to Climate and Human Needs is now related to Zero Hunger (Goal 2).  Likewise, the initiative of Drugs and Substance is linked to the Good Health and Well-being (Goal 3)

•• Upgrading with digitalisation and social mediatisation

CENFACS beneficiaries currently have the opportunity to interact each other on social media platforms and can create online networks of discussions (provided they mention it to CENFACS) with regard to the contents of these above projects.  They can visit our digital store and digitally access our services and products.  They can as well place comments and write reviews on our work 24 hours, 7 days a week.

•• Mixing with transitional economy

Each of these projects will be moving in line with changes occurring as economies transit in the Post-Regional Economic Integration era.   Plans have been made to get some mix of the transitional economy into the Twenty-tens.  For example, any changes in the free movement of people and in data protection policy will be reflected in our initiative of Volunteering for Poverty Relief.

For more about these updates and integrations, please 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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