Monday, August 15, 2016

Bread for the World, an' Implementing Partner' of The Hunger Project

Where can you find Bread for the World listed along with the Fundación Acción Cultural Loyola (ACLO) of Bolivia, the Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía, Chirapaq of Peru, and the
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa? These organizations are among a group of implementing partners of The Hunger Project, along with representatives of international anti-poverty, human rights and relief groups (Oxfam, Environmental Defense Fund, Red Cross, Engineers without Borders) in specific countries in Africa and Asia. The Hunger Project also lists several organizational partners, including 1,000 Days, Zero Poverty 2030 Campaign InterAction, and others (including a group of UN agencies).

22 Countries Working Together
The Hunger Project, is an organization that works in a very targeted manner. Individuals and organizations from 22 developed and developing countries work together to design and implement projects. Each of the projects aims to reinforce local knowledge and skills,enabling communities and local governments to take charge of their own development processes. Ultimately, the process  perpetuates, sustains and enhances the work begun in partnership with The Hunger Project. '

The ultimate goal is to promote self-reliance. So how do you define self-reliance? The concept comes into play when "community members are confident and have the capacity and skills to act as agents of their own development."
The Hunger Project wants to emphasize that self-reliant epicenter communities are not necessarily self-sufficient. "Self-sufficiency implies needing no outside help in satisfying one’s basic needs.
Epicenters are not self-sufficient. Whereas before these communities were largely isolated from public services, they are now managing effective links with district resources to build skills, develop additional infrastructure and increase access to services. The epicenter communities are active members of civil society and remain committed to the fulfillment of ongoing and future needs. They both give and take from their wider circles of contact.

There is also the matter of measuring results through Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). There are three criteria for (M&E): 1. Measuring what matters, 2. Evaluating grassroots, community-led engagement, and 3. A Focus on Objectivity.

One can To learn more about  the work of The Hunger Project via Our Work link. That's just a part of the story. The News and Headlines link offers a broader picture of what The Hunger Project is all about.  

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