EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

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Pi Fò Ansanm!

My name is Valeria and I arrived in Haiti in October as a Senior Volunteer in Project Management and Administration.

After some previous experiences in South and Central America, I decided to dive into the Caribbean region. Haiti appealed me for its unique history, culture and people; a peculiar small country situated in the middle of one of the most charming but touristy and exploited areas in the world. An island with a huge potential in terms of natural resources and goods, but constantly threaten by environmental issues due to natural disasters, drought, land erosion and climate change, all factors that lead to instability, food insecurity and poverty. Two faces of Haiti that make it a controversial place. GVC works here since the earthquake hit dramatically the western part of the island. After many years of humanitarian intervention, GVC is currently engaged in the implementation and promotion of the dialogue between Civil Society and Local Authorities in the departments of Plateau Central and Artibonite: we support small local producers and farmers’ organisations and their participation in the decision making process in the Municipalities. Our aim is to contribute to a long-term and sustainable local development, in close coordination with authorities, promoters, beneficiaries and local organisations.

My tasks are assisting in the correct execution of project’s activities; I am also in charge of writing new projects and coordinating with partner NGOs. It is a real privilege to be here and work beside these motivated people. I firmly believe in the effectiveness of the EUAV program that gave me the opportunity to work for a reliable NGO, enhance my skills and learn from a new context.

Mèsi anpil Ayiti, ann kontinye ansanm, nou pi fò ansanm! (Thank you very much Haiti, keep going together, we are stronger together!)

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About the Project: 
The project 'EU Aid Volunteers in action' is run by two European NGOs, Gruppo di Volontariato Civile and Alianza por la Solidaridad and 13 third-countries organizations, with the support of one associate from the University of Bologna. The project aims at involving European citizens in Humanitarian Aid operations through the deployment of 38 EU Volunteers (20 juniors and 18 seniors) in eight countries: Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Cuba, Haiti, St Vincent and Grenadines. The project aims to build partnerships and strengthen our partners' capacities in delivering humanitarian aid. Communication runs throughout the activities, to raise awareness about EU Aid Volunteers and the results obtained. The project activities complement ongoing operations in humanitarian aid and respond to needs identified locally by partner organizations. The impact will be wide, as the project is based on strong commitment and experience of the partners in humanitarian aid and in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, reaching at least 1661 beneficiaries and around 10 000 people through our communication activities.
Project: 
EU Aid Volunteers in action
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Mes premiers pas en tant que cheffe de projet pour la réhabilitation de parcelles de cacao, en Grande Anse (Haïti)

Story type: 
Volunteer
About the Project: 
Le projet sur lequel j'ai travaillé s'intitule "Assurer la sécurité alimentaire des populations frappées par l’ouragan Matthew à Dame Marie" et a majoritairement été composé d’activités de Cash for Work destinées à nettoyer et réhabiliter les parcelles de cacao touchées par l’ouragan. Le projet en chiffres : - 3 communes d’intervention : Dame Marie, Chambellan et Anse d’Hainault - 850 personnes qui ont travaillé dans les parcelles - 10 jours de travaux - 269 parcelles nettoyées = 269 producteurs de cacao aidés - 286 hectares réhabilités
Project: 
Alliance2015 EU Aid Volunteers Deployment
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Active European citizens in response to humanitarian challenges: EU Aid Volunteers strengthening capacities and resilience of communities affected by humanitarian crises in third countries

The project Active European citizens in response to humanitarian challenges: EU Aid Volunteers strengthening capacities and resilience of communities affected by humanitarian crises in third countries is part of the EUAV initiative. Its goal is to complement ongoing humanitarian aid operations with the support of 61 volunteers supported by 30 online volunteers, in eight countries (Bolivia, Cambodia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Lebanon, Senegal), strengthening the capacities of local organizations and EU partners, and developing a communication strategy to ensure dissemination and awareness-raising on the part played by in EUAV strengthening the role of the active European citizenship.

Partners: 
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad - Colombia
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad - Ecuador
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional - Senegal
Actionaid Hellas (Greece)
Fundación Ecuasol
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional - Haiti
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Guilde Europeenne du Raid (The European Guild)
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Cambodia
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Lebanon
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile - Bolivia
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile - Guatemala
Date: 
-
Project picture: 
Photograph showing project beneficiary
Type: 
Deployment
Maximum EU Contribution: 
1399957€
Activities: 
Disaster risk management, preparedness and response as well as linking relief, rehabilitation and development
Volunteer management according to the standards and procedures for the management of the candidate volunteers and the EU Aid Volunteers
Communicating the Union's humanitarian aid principles agreed in the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid and raising awareness levels and visibility of its humanitarian aid
Number of volunteers: 
61
Team visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users
Project Status: 
Opened

EU Aid Volunteers in action

EU Aid Volunteers in action is a 24-month project strengthening the European Union’s capacity in humanitarian operations and strengthening capacities of sending and hosting organizations. It is run by two European NGOs, Gruppo di Volontariato Civile and Alianza por la Solidaridad and 13 third-countries organizations, with the support of one associate from the University of Bologna. The project aims at involving European citizens in Humanitarian Aid operations through the deployment of 38 EU Volunteers (20 juniors and 18 seniors) in 8 countries: Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Cuba, Haiti, St Vincent and Grenadines, at strengthening the capacities and humanitarian response of 11 hosting organizations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries and Central America-Caribbean and training 220 local Civil Society Organisations on the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative.

 

The project seeks also at building partnership and strengthening consortium capacities in the view of joint EU Aid Volunteers projects through exchanges of practices, regional seminars and events through two partners meetings, one Central America-Caribbean seminar in Nicaragua and one MENA seminar in Tunisia. Communication will be a crosscutting component to disseminate and raise awareness about EU Aid Volunteers and the results obtained through the capacity building, technical assistance between Gruppo di Volontariato Civile and Alianza por la Solidaridad and deployment activities. Methodology is based on activities and tasks complementary in local already ongoing operations in humanitarian aid in local contexts; need assessment carried out by the all partner organizations. The impact will be wide, as the project is based on strong commitment and experience of the partners in humanitarian aid and in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, reaching at least 1661 beneficiaries and around 10 000 persons through our communication activities.

Partners: 
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional - Jordan
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional - Nicaragua
Fundación Alianza por los Derechos, la Igualdad y la Solidaridad Internacional - Haiti
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Haiti
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Lebanon
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Nicaragua
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) - Tunisia
Mouvement Paisan Papaye - MPP
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile - Cuba
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile - Guatemala
Richmond Vale Academy
Date: 
-
Project picture: 
Photograph of volunteer and children from host community
Type: 
Deployment
Maximum EU Contribution: 
952204€
Activities: 
Disaster risk management, preparedness and response as well as linking relief, rehabilitation and development
Communicating the Union's humanitarian aid principles agreed in the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid and raising awareness levels and visibility of its humanitarian aid
Number of volunteers: 
38
Team visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users
Project Status: 
Opened

EU Aid Volunteers ACTing against disaster risks

EU Aid Volunteers ACTing against disaster risks (EUAVACT) is a project within the framework of the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative. The project is implemented by a consortium of ACT Alliance organisations and involves 38 volunteer placements. The project aims at contributing to more effective (EU provided) humanitarian response, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and resilience in five countries (Ethiopia, Uganda, Nepal, Bangladesh and Cambodia) through strengthening local NGOs and vulnerable and disaster prone communities members. 

 

This project involves organizations that are part of the ACT Alliance (faith-based) network. ACT Alliance is a coalition of 144 churches and faith-based organisations working together in over 100 countries.

Partners: 
Church of Uganda Teso Dioceses Planning and Development Office (CoU-TEDDO)
DanChurchAid - Cambodia
DanChurchAid - Nepal
DanChurchAid - Uganda
DIACONIA CCE
Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus Development and Social Services Commission (Eecmy-Dassc)
FCA - Finn Church Aid
Finn Church Aid - Nepal
Finn Church Aid - Uganda
DanChurchAid (Denmark)
ICCO - Nepal
ICCO - Bangladesh
ICCO -Uganda
ICCO - Ethiopia
FCA - Finn Church Aid
Life With Dignity - Cambodia
RDRS Bangladesh
Uganda Change Agent Association
RURAL ACTION COMMUNITY BASED ORGANISATION - Uganda
Date: 
-
Project picture: 
Group of project participants at the launch of the project in Cambodia, holding signs saying We care, we act
Type: 
Deployment
Maximum EU Contribution: 
1400000€
Activities: 
Disaster risk management, preparedness and response as well as linking relief, rehabilitation and development
Communicating the Union's humanitarian aid principles agreed in the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid and raising awareness levels and visibility of its humanitarian aid
Number of volunteers: 
38
Team visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users
Groups audience: 
Objectives: 
Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster Risk Reduction

Project Status: 
Opened

Building solidarity, engagement and solutions for disaster affected and disaster prone communities through the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

Partners: 
ACTED
ACTED - Cambodia
ACTED - Ivory Coast
ACTED - Kyrgyzstan
ACTED - Tajikistan
People in Need - Člověk v tísni, o. p. s.
People in Need - Angola
People in Need - Cambodia
People in Need - Georgia
People in Need - Myanmar
People in Need - Philippines
Concern Worldwide - Bangladesh
Concern Worldwide - Haiti
Concern Worldwide - Lebanon
Concern Worldwide - Malawi
Concern Worldwide - Niger
Concern Worldwide - Sierra Leone
Concern Worldwide - Turkey
Date: 
-
Project picture: 
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Type: 
Deployment
Maximum EU Contribution: 
1168195€
Activities: 
Disaster risk management, preparedness and response as well as linking relief, rehabilitation and development
Communicating the Union's humanitarian aid principles agreed in the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid and raising awareness levels and visibility of its humanitarian aid
Number of volunteers: 
25
Team visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users
Groups audience: 
Project Status: 
Opened
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