FHI 360 with support from USAID assesses the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Sustainability Index for each country in sub-Saharan Africa. This assesses civil society's capacity to serve both as a short-term partner in implementing development solutions and as a long-term actor to ensure that development outcomes are sustained. This resource allows local civil society to assess the environment in which it is operating and its ability to advocate, operate sustainably and communicate with citizens.
ADPP, as the FHI 360 implementing partner in Angola, convended 8 other CSOs on an expert panel to assess the Angolan CSO sustainability index for 2019. The report explains the status of CSOs in relation to the seven main components: legal environment , organizational capacity, financial viability, advocacy, service delivery, sector infrastructure and public image. It will be a useful resource for local civil society organizations, governments, funders and academics.
We are pleased to share the news that the Humana People to People 2020 Progress Report is now available, with information on work carried out on five continents, in a context of growing challenges, including the Covid-19 pandemic and the climate crisis .
ADPP Angola is co-founder and member of the Federation Humana People to People. Founded in 1996, Humana People to People spans the world through 29 independent national member associations, committed to addressing some of the world's greatest humanitarian, social and environmental challenges through long-term sustainable development.
My name is Idélia Costa João, and I'm 21 .
I am a student and trainee teacher from Team 2018 at the ADPP Teacher Training School in Zaire, doing my practice in the Municipality of Nzeto. I have been working with the subject of Art since the beginning of the Jimbuetete project, in which I have learned a lot . When we got into lockdown due to Covid19, things stopped and it delayed me quite a bit in putting into practice what I had already learned. But I have gained many experiences and the hearts of children in the municipality of Nzeto.
At the beginning, it was strange to me because art was not a reality in my own education. But with lessons on methodology, I have achieved good results. We have been painting murals and walls in our neighborhood and I have also been teaching my family to paint. The two hours a day that the children went to the backyard for art lessons were the most important of the day for them and for me. I think I will miss these experiences when the lockdown is over. When I get back to my normal internship area in my class, I already know what to do with music and PE!
World Food Day on 16 October 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). Under the theme “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together,” activities across the globe will promote awareness about hunger and the importance of healthy eating.
Increased food production is not a goal in itself. The world already produces sufficient to feed everyone, yet millions are starving or suffering from malnourishment while food waste is increasing, the environment is becoming degraded, natural resources are being depleted and climate change is exacerbated.
ADPP Angola contributes to the daily fight to improve food security in a sustainable way, to improve nutrition and to increase resilience in the face of climatic shocks. Farmers’ Clubs and Farmer Field Schools provide smallholders with instruction and assistance in modern, environmentally friendly farming techniques and water-saving irrigation systems. The introduction of horticulture and encouragement to produce greater diversity of foodstuffs helps improve nutrition, while overall increased production results in locally available healthy and affordable food for the wider community.
In connection with World Food Day 2020, which is a springboard for the future, FAO is calling for exceptional measures at an exceptional moment, as the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts food production and the food chain. Innovative solutions, digitalisation, modern technology and e-commerce are mentioned. Reflecting on how easily a medical virus can bring the world to a halt, and how digital technology in rural Angola is as remote as the communities themselves, ADPP Angola is concentrating on simple means to help build resilience among smallholders.
In the Cuvelai Basin, for example, extension workers and Community Action Groups are receiving instruction in adaptation to climate change, while radio programmes in local languages are reaching disperse populations with key messages. Listen to some of the radio programmes here.
Throughout the year anda cross the country, we continue to work with the government, FAO and communities to grow, nourish and sustain, together.