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20 February 2019
Post No. 79
The Week’s Contents
• CENFACS “Q” Year (Q Project or Project 25)
• Burkina Faso Appeal
• Sustainable Development Month: What colours mean
… and much more!
~ CENFACS “Q” Year (Q Project or Project 25): Timeline continues…
Our timeline continues with International Advocacy Years from 2013 to 2018.
Global, regional and technological events had made us to reshape our way of working together with local people to develop sustainable initiatives. These events included the following: the transition of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, Africa’s Agenda 2063, the UK Vote deciding to exit from the European Regional Economic Integration model, the International Treaty on Climate Change, the rise of the digital and online technologies, the continuing effects of climate change and the rise of social media platforms.
This collection of events had made us to carry on in helping to reduce poverty and hardships but in a different way and setting of new development landscape. This new development world order had meant for CENFACS to find a new market niche while still keeping its mission, aim and objectives the same. It led us to raise our voice in advocating for more to be done for the most vulnerable and poorest in Africa and in the UK as well.
As a result, we developed together with our development partners advocacy initiatives to respond to the needs of the time and of the future for our beneficiaries. You will find under the Main Development section of this post a selection of these initiatives making CENFACS’ International Advocacy Years from 2013 to 2018. We have regrouped them under our timeline from 2013 to 2018.
~ Burkina Faso Appeal: Reactions & Expectations
We would like to thank those who generously responded to the Burkina Faso Appeal and those who spread our message about it. One can expect that truce and mostly lasting peace and hopefully future will materialise in the lives of the peoples of Burkina Faso. Sustainable peace and the willingness to a constructive dialogue will prevail in the mindsets of all those engaged in the security crisis in Burkina Faso.
One can as well hope that the G5 (made of Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger, Chad and Mali) will continue with its initiative to help end the security crisis in Burkina Faso.
The viable solution to this crisis should go hand in hand with real work on poverty relief and sustainable development if one wants to prevent future crisis of this kind in Burkina Faso and its neighbourhood. It is only in this way that the peoples of Burkina Faso will not be left halfway.
As far as CENFACS is concerned, we shall continue to advocate on behalf and with the peaceful development communities from within and outside Burkina Faso for sustainable peace and poverty reduction in Burkina Faso and its neighbourhood to become everyday reality.
We will carry on in bringing and lighting a blaze of hope for the victims of armed attacks there for as long as the crisis lasts. Many thanks!
~ Sustainable Development Month: What colours mean
⇒ Last week’s work on sustainable development
Last week, we worked on the theories of sustainable development and of collapsology. The following points were raised about the theories of collapsology
<> There will not be a global collapse.
<> A widespread education for sustainable development together with responsible practice of the principles of sustainable development will help avoid the humanity (within it Africa) to overcome the problems posed by the consumption of fossil fuels.
<> Endless advocacy on raising awareness about the adverse effects of global warming and climate change as well as the application of climate adaptation and mitigation measures without forgetting climate finance and insurance will help to stop the so-called collapse of the humanity.
<> Today, humans are becoming more and more aware about the dangers of the misuse of fossil economy than many years ago.
<> In the last century (the 20th Century), there were similar religious prophecies and predictions run by various religious leaders and prophets saying the same that in the year 2000 there would be the end of the world and the humanity would collapse. No one of these predictions happened.
⇒ This week’s work on sustainable development
This week, we are pursuing our study and practice on sustainable development. This time we are doing it by looking at the colours of sustainable development.
Do colours matter in what we do? Do colours count for sustainable development and poverty relief?
Colours can symbolise sustainable development and poverty relief. We are going to use the colour theory and practice to visualise poverty and sustainable development.
For example, CENFACS uses the blue colour to represent and visualise peace. We also employ grey colour to signify originality. We finally apply green as the colour of nature, environment and sustainability.
So, we are going to look at the colour theory to continue our study of sustainability.
~ Halving Poverty for the Children Victims of War in the Central African Republic (CAR)
Our campaign to halve poverty in CAR is still running. You can help to halve poverty in CAR by donating £5 or more.
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~ Supporting CENFACS in 2019 with a silver donation, a great relief and a product booster
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CENFACS “Q” Year (Q Project or Project 25)
2013-2018 as International Advocacy Years
The period between 2013 and 2018 is the years of international advocacy for CENFACS. We had the first growth of CENFACS as a charity model between 2002 and 2012; a period during which we run projects in the UK and directly supported projects in Africa.
While we are still doing the same work here in the UK and there in Africa; we further raised our voice to speak on behalf of and with our project beneficiaries and Africa-based Sister Organisations on international matters that affect or could affect them. This was to such an extent that their voices can be heard and their needs got better served. These five years of voice raising and advocacy are included in the CENFACS “Q” Year (or the Q Project or Project 25).
Various developments made this possible for CENFACS which are: the digital revolution, the transition of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals, Africa’s Agenda 2063, the growing effects of climate change and the likely change of the UK‘s relationships with the EU.
The above named factors made CENFACS to advocate on issues such as child protection against the effects of climate change, paperless way of working with our Africa-based Sister Organisations, the need to set up an international system for poverty reduction, the necessity to monitor the global goals and their impacts on children and local life etc.
These factors had a probable effect on our work and the people or organisations we try to help and work with. These events gave us a new window of opportunities to innovate and organise our poverty relief in a different way and setting as the following timeline shows.
CENFACS timeline continues from 2013 to 2018
Perspectives for the Post-2015 Poverty Relief Project, a project of reflection for the post-2015 development world, which led to a CENFACS Argument for the Post-2015 Development as part of the global conversation on the transition from the United Nations Millennium Development Goals to the current 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets
3W Go Ten! (2003 – 2013), a celebration of CENFACS’ way of supporting poor women, mothers and families through Odyssey of Empowerment and the launch of newsletter “GOSSIPING”
Working with Africa-based Sister Organisations for the integration of sports development projects and sustainable development initiatives to achieve poverty relief goals (through ELCLASSICO International project)
Vicennial project dealt with the work of CENFACS between 1994 and 2014
CENFACS’ Argument for an International System for Poverty Reduction became effective campaign as advocated in 2013
Networked for international poverty relief and development as CENFACS’ links and integration to reduce poverty and build better change with unserved and underserved people and communities
Basic Community Support project that includes general advice, information, help, guidance, digital support and signposting in Croydon
Year of protections for work and achievements made between 2006 and 2016
CENFACS’ process of advocating that climate and global goals work for the African children was done through Climate Talks Follow-up project (and its sub-project Climate Protection and Stake for African Children) and Global Goals project (and its sub-project African Children and Sustainable Development Goals)
Set up in Croydon a Consume to Reduce Poverty project that explores sustainable ways of meeting buying needs and consumption goals in order to reduce poverty and hardships
African Organisations in the Post-Regional Economic Development
Set up New Media and Digital Programmes as part of CENFACS’ communications; programmes which took over Communication for Better Change
Introduced in Croydon a project to Bridge Financial Information Gap as a financial advocacy initiative of support to financially unaware users
Poverty reduction in the transitional period of the post-regional economic integration
Sedecim project (or 16.4 project) was CENFACS 16 years of service and commitment to poverty relief and poor people’s well-being and welfare
Advocacy on the Odyssey of Climate Finance and Insurance for African Children as all the pain the victims of adverse climate change have to endure in their journey to win the mindsets of people to accept climate finance and insurance as some recognition of human responsibility and the price to pay for man-made behaviour against the nature and the victims from the forced change of the nature.
Run Digital and Social Media campaigns in Croydon for digitally unaware and poor users as well for those having problems to set up and confidently manage their social media accounts
For further and or enquiry about this timeline or any activity or project within the above timeline, contact CENFACS.
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