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Basic Infrastructures

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21 November 2018

Post No. 66



The Week’s Contents

• TRIACONTADI Project (Project 32)

• Skills Development Month: Update of CENFACS’ Skills Data Bank

• A la une, Local Year and Africa-based Organisations’ Environmental Campaigns


… and much more!


Key Messages from the Week’s Contents

~ TRIACONTADI Project (Project 32)

This week at CENFACS, the lead story of poverty relief and sustainable development is about the basic infrastructures for poverty relief and sustainable development.  To reduce poverty and enhance sustainable development with/for those in pressing needs, it requires basic infrastructures.  Some places manage to maintain their basic infrastructures whereas others have not been able to do so in Africa.  

Whenever there is a severe weather or destructive armed conflicts, there is always damage to the infrastructures that people, especially the poor ones, depend on for their living and survival.  Water pipes get damaged, rivers and lakes get polluted, roads become impracticable, health and schools get destroyed etc.  Sometimes, these infrastructures are the targets in wars. 

A part from the armed conflicts and environmental events, there is as well poor governance in some places in Africa where these vital infrastructures are neglected or not modernised.  In some situations, these infrastructures have never existed because of poverty and means to investment.

Yet, in order to reduce poverty and enhance sustainable development just as for poor people to function as human beings, these people need basic life-sustainable infrastructures.  Some of these people try to address the matter by themselves, but their effort is not enough.  They need some backing.  This is why CENFACS together with local organisations and people in Africa have developed TRIACONTADI project to provide some backing or additional hands.

We have provided further information about TRIACONTADI project under the Main Developments section of this post.      


~ Skills Development month: Update of CENFACS’ Skills Data Bank

The month of Economics of Education and Skill Formation continues with CENFACS Data Bank of Skills, a repository of information containing skills of the CENFACS Community.

As part of the New General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), we are updating our Database or Data Bank of Skills for the CENFACS’ Community in line the new GDPR.  Those who would like to register their skills to CENFACS’ Skills Data Bank; they are free to do so. 

Registering your skills to the CENFACS Community’s Skills Data Bank provides mutual benefits for CENFACS’ registrar and the registered person. 

The registration enables us to know who possesses what as skills, abilities and competences.  For the registered person, it gives them the possibility to tap into opportunities when they arise.

You can upload or email your skills to CENFACS to make the Skills Database or Data Bank at facs@cenfacs.org.uk



~ A la une campaign, Local Year campaign and other environmental campaigns

Although the six themed areas of work for this year’s A la une campaign have been covered as planned in the last six weeks of action on environment at CENFACS, we are still in the Season of Environmental Action until the official end of Autumn around mid-December 2018. 

We still have next week the Climate Protection and Stake for African Children (Phase 2) to campaign for prior to our intense follow-up of the climate change talks, which will take place from 3 to 14 December 2018 in Katowice in Poland.   

To continue A la une campaign, we are looking at similar campaigns on nature and the environment held by different organisations in the UK, Africa and elsewhere.  This is because to achieve a good upkeep of the nature, it needs a collective endeavour   Amongst these organisations, we have our Africa-based Sister Organisations. 

Furthermore, because we are still in CENFACS’ Year of Local People or the Local Year campaign, we are this week trying to look at different environmental actions taken by local people to make the upkeep of the nature a local affair rather than only a global matter.

So, this week is an inclusive one.  It is the week of the integration of the themed areas of work of the Autumn environmental action (i.e. A la une), of the Local Year campaign and of some Africa-based organisations’ environmental works. 


Extra messages

~ Thank you

We would like to thank everyone who supported this last Monday’s Women and Children FIRST Development Day.  The Development Day provides us a further opportunity and thoughtful moment to re-engage with and re-communicate our message against poverty and hardships.  This time, this message was communicated through the circular economy and how it can be used to reduce poverty and enhance sustainable development.

We shall continue to advocate for progress on the development of resilience and policies to protect poor and vulnerable people especially women/mothers and children living in the conditions of poverty and hardships.  Many thanks!

~ Festive Income Booster: Festive Work

Promoting the right of celebration for Poor Children, Young People and Families by boosting their income over the festive season continues to occupy our November poverty relief and sustainable development agendas.  Likewise, Festive Work as Season’s theme from this year’s edition of Festive Income Booster is also preoccupying our mindset.  To access this Individual Capacity Development Programme resource, contact CENFACS.

~ Charity e-Store: Festive SHOPPING and DONATIONS!

Every occasion and or every season is an opportunity to do something against poverty and hardships.  This coming festive season is one of them and is a great time to share precious moments with your love ones.  It is also a time to spread a little extra happiness to those who do not have. 

You can give your unwanted and unneeded goods to CENFACS’ Charity e-Store, the shop builds to help relieve poverty.  You can buy second hand goods and bargain priced new items and much more. 

CENFACS’ Charity e-Store needs your support for Festive SHOPPING and DONATIONS.

You can do something different this Festive Season by SHOPPING or DONATIONS GOODS at CENFACS Charity e-Store. 

You can DONATE or SHOP or do both:

√ DONATE unwanted GOODS and PRODUCTS to CENFACS Charity e-Store during the festive period 2018

√ SHOP at CENFACS Charity e-Store to support good and deserving causes of poverty relief during the festive period

Your SHOPPING and or GOODS DONATIONS will help to the Upkeep of the Nature and to reduce poverty.


Main Development from the Week’s Contents

TRIACONTADI project (Project 32)

TRIACONTADI (Together for Renewal of infrastructures in Africa to Create Opportunities and Needed Transformation for Alternative Development Inter-generations) is an infrastructure project that aims at reducing poverty and hardships in Africa by working together with local people to build or rebuild basic infrastructures; infrastructures sometimes destroyed by armed conflicts and environmental disasters or just infrastructures that did not exist or even become obsolete after many years or decades of economic regression or neglect.

TRIACONTADI is part of CENFACS’ Autumn Appeal, a model of working together, a project of basic infrastructures and of meeting basic life-sustaining infrastructures.

∴ TRIACONTADI as one of CENFACS projects containing in the Autumn Appeal

This infrastructure project is a response to a logical consequence following our humanitarian appeal after there have been environmental disasters or destructive wars in places like Central African Republic, The Democratic Republic of Congo, the regions of the Lake Chad etc.

∴ TRIACONTADI as a model of working together with local people

TRIACONTADI as a model of working together with local people to develop sustainable infrastructures to reduce poverty and hardships, uses 32 variables or concepts which are: people, relief, sustainable, infrastructure, renewal, Africa, creation, opportunities, transformation, inter-generation, need, alternative, development, destruction, war, disaster, environment, obsolete, neglect, governance, local, togetherness, hardships, legacies, community, economic regression, inexistence, peace, building, facilities and amenities. 

∴ TRIACONTADI as a project of basic infrastructures

To help reduce poverty in Africa and elsewhere, it requires basic infrastructures.  Basic infrastructures in the context of TRIACONTADI include schools, health and medical centres, water pipes and points, commuting facilities, shelter, internet hubs, essential means of communication etc.  They help to enable and sustain the work of poverty relief and sustainable development.

∴ TRIACONTADI as a way of meeting basic life-sustaining infrastructures

Where there is a destructive war and or environmental disaster, the most sufferers are often the poor who often lose their belongings and basic infrastructures, let alone their homes, lands and personal lives.  TRIACONTADI helps to build or rebuild their basic life-sustaining infrastructures. 

The above presentation of TRIACONTADI is not only to raise awareness of basic life-sustaining infrastructures.  It is also an invitation to those who may be interested in supporting these kinds of infrastructures to create enabling structures to help reduce poverty to try to do something about it. 

It is about backing the already taken local people’s actions with small and medium-sized infrastructures to help the poor to stand on their feet while leaving the bulk of major infrastructures and investments in big equipment in the domain of their States and local authorities. 

To support and or for further details about the Project 32, contact CENFACS.


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

With many thanks




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