Philippines I Think a relief operation isn’t a good time to train aid workers on quality and accountability? Think again.
When a disaster strikes, the priority for humanitarian organisations is to bring aid to those affected, based on Quality and Accountability.
Drawing the lessons learned from the March 2011 disaster, the Japan CSO Coalition aims at sharing experience and advocating for proactive DRR policies at local and global levels.
Read the story of Sakura, a young victim from Fukushima Nuclear Plant accident, sharing his experience in five different countries.
Resilience to disasters is now widely recognized to be a core attribute of sustainable development. How to strengthen and measure community resilience? How to integrate the principles of community resilience into the Post 2015 Development Framework?
The story of Mr Zaw, rebuilding his livelihood with the cash-for-seeds distribution program.
Asia/Pacific | 5 March 2014
CWS-Asia/Pacific eNewsletter releasedFrom listening and empowering Karen communities during the fragile peace process, enhancing local organisations' capacities to prepare for disasters, improving aid agencies response capacities based on quality and accountability standards, and advocating for an inclusive disaster policies and practices amongst international communities, we ...
Myanmar | 27 February 2014
We are listening to the voices of the Karen communitiesAs part of the CWS-Asia/Pacific commitment to support the Myanmar peace process, we recently launched, in cooperation with the Centre for Peace and Conflict studies’ (CPCS), the Karen Communities Listening Project. The project is designed to elevate the opinions, concerns, needs and perspectives of a cross-section of individuals living in ...
Philippines | 25 February 2014
Think a relief operation isn’t a good time to train aid workers on quality and accountability? Think again.When a disaster strikes, the priority for humanitarian organisations is to bring aid to those affected. But as the following story from the Philippines shows, education on quality and accountability delivered amid relief efforts is actually changing how aid agencies respond to Typhoon Haiyan - and beyond. By Loren Hyatt* It's hot. You're ...
Asia/Pacific | 23 February 2014
HFA-2: A challenge to ACT alliance members to engage in discussions on new global DRR frameworkACT Alliance members have been encouraged to adopt a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) approach in all their work “that cuts across development, emergency response, early recovery, reconstruction, and back to development”. ACT aims to integrate DRR into the work of its members in a systematic way by “identifying, assessing and reducing the ...
Myanmar | 21 February 2014
Transformative Agenda Training for Local and National Civil Society in MyanmarCWS-Asia/Pacific and Act Alliance, in cooperation with the OCHA Myanmar office and the Asian Disaster Reduction & Response Network (ADRRN), organised the Transformative Agenda Training for Local and National Civil Society, on the 5th and 6th of February 2014, in Yangon, Myanmar. The workshop brought together 32 Myanmar NGOs ...
Pakistan | 20 February 2014
National Caucus Conference on “Marriage legalization of non-Muslim communities in Pakistan: Issues and Challenges”A two day National Caucus conference on “Marriage legalization of non-Muslim communities in Pakistan: Issues and Challenges” was held in Hyderabad, Sindh from February 15-16, 2014, organized by Church World Service-Pakistan/Afghanistan. Members of The National Caucus and National Lobbying Delegation, representing non-Muslim ...