The delivery of our mission has as its main target: vulnerable communities and distressed people, the capacity deficit, poverty, humanitarian needs, economic crisis and underdevelopment, etc. Of all these criteria, those facing particularly difficult situations are our first priorities because we must first save lives most exposed at risks, and then maintain our intervention in a long-term policy. Sometimes we have to find direct answers to relieve. This was the case today; our activity was to assist this large number of orphaned children, who live in very alarming lives conditions. Together with ALDEG’s Vision, we gathered a few sacks of flour, a few bags of rice, a few bags of soap (omo), a few cans of oil (lard), a few bags of bread and a bag of clothes; collected from our members to ensure the survival of these orphaned children for a few days. We don’t be limited there. We must find a path through what we will mobilize an effective solution that ensures access to sustainable livelihoods. It’s for example; given the global nature of the causes of the vulnerability of children and young people in Eastern DRC, we have set up a five-year Integrated Program for Children and Youth, which implementation will enable us to obtain a greater impact through the consultation of our efforts and various partners who can potentially join us in the participative struggle.
program is focused on the fundamental rights of children and young people as
well as practical responses once there is the deprivation, and many more the rights
of access to sustainable livelihoods, rights to basic and vocational education
of quality and innovation, the right to peace and social development … These
are rights that every child and every young people should enjoy and that every
human being should be able to exercise for an expected future.
Our goal is to bring visible and lasting
improvements in the lives of children, youth and vulnerable communities through
direct assistance, education of quality and innovation, entrepreneurship… and
to influence attitudes and practices that promote growth and sustainable
development of poor communities. We know that our assistance is not enough to
overcome the vulnerability and misery that children and young people are facing
in Eastern DRC, we may and need to combine with this work, other strategies
such as global mobilization and advocacy activities, which will create the
conditions for programs of assistance and integral development of children,
young people and vulnerable communities.
The concept of ” socio-economic ” is a very major challenge in low-wage areas such as in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. In this part of the country, the situation of “youth and employment” is a major problem in a context of rapid population growth and the persistence of the very high unemployment rate, which require active solidarity on the part of the actors to take up the challenge. To this end, we have planned a 2019 agenda in which appeared at its first goal; “Accelerating opportunities that have a ripple effect on socioeconomic recovery and entrepreneurship with young people”. We have remained thinking about concrete actions that can enable us to materialize this objective, and, on this day, with our few means; we try to plan training sessions and support young people in activities that generate financial income.
Our first achievement is the availability
of ” NotreClean Product’’, a product manufactured by our Youth and
Socio-Economic Recovery Department, specialized in cleaning services for homes,
toilets and bathrooms.
NotreClean Product is a cleaning product
NotreClean product contains:
Disinfectant and antibacterial of High
quality, able to fight against the spread of bacteria and insects harmful to
health while promoting pleasant air freshness.
Beyond the fact that this product will
contribute to the fight against poverty and youth unemployment, it is also
another opportunity for the local population to strengthen the improvement of
hygiene conditions and primary health.
We hope that day after day, we will be
progressively doing more, expanding and diversifying our practices to
accomplish our mission beyond poverty and underdevelopment by promoting
socioeconomic growth and sustainable development
3 days before starting a new year (2019) and now situate our entire 2018 adventure in the past, our program of men engaged in eradicating poverty for sustainable development came together around a question of knowing «how to contribute to the application of an approach aimed at the advent of an active society contributing to socioeconomic growth and sustainable development in Eastern of DRC»?
Our attention was focused on:
• The diversity of local resources,
• Local production power,
• The financial power of the institutions (Banks, Philanthropy, International Development NGOs, Global Solidarity …) and the role of advocacy and technical support that confers us our social mission for the poor communities.
We have also focused on one of the pragmatic goals for the year 2019- and have decided on the following plan:
• Accelerate efforts to extrapolate audience possibilities at the global level with a ripple effect on support for entrepreneurship promotion and socio-economic recovery,
• Accelerate the process of implementing the objectives signed by the ISCOSCAT-CIVTED Coalition (International Coalition for Sustainable Cities and Towns) at the local level,
• Support actions aimed at promoting Environmental Education and offering skills for new expertise in sustainable development;
• Strengthen actions in the Agroforestry sector;
• Accelerate efforts to promote education and combat illiteracy;
The implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) does not only involve the active engagement of governments, it is also our duty as members of civil society, like the rest of other actors (companies, communities, researchers …).
We must all cooperate in diversity for more general purposes: to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all; hence a work in partnership and participation of all.
To strengthen actions for resilient cities and communities, there must be a new multi-stakeholder approach with strong and common actions.
To this end, we salute the efforts and undeniable leadership of the NGO Urbaniste Sans Frontière (USF-France) in honor of its President-Founder, Dr. Maggie Cazal, who has demonstrated exceptional activism for development. and, in particular, its success in initiating an International Coalition for Sustainable Cities and Territories (CIVTED-ICOSCAT).
This coalition has just been signed by 100 participating members from different entities, under the excellent coordination of the USF organization in order to contribute more to the overall implementation of Goal # 11 of the SDGs, as well as to others that are directly related to it, for example: SDG # 9, SDG # 17 …
Overall, the objectives of the coalition are:
• Act collectively to emerge local, regional and global public policies that work for the sustainable development of cities and territories.
• Promote partnerships for city and sustainable territories between public actors, economic actors, private actors and civil society.
• Facilitate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the local and regional levels.
In our areas as a supporting actor for the promotion of sustainable development and member of the ICOSCAT-CIVTED coalition; we are more excited to work for the sustainability of rural areas, given their strong contribution that they bring on the one hand to the development of urban environments and on the other hand to the strategy of mastering the gradual population explosion in urban areas by their geostrategic position of creation of new cities. Considering the difficulties faced by the territories in relation to the high possibilities of access to basic socio-public services (water and energy, safe and healthy environment, decent housing, commercial infrastructures and quality education); we must support the expansion and planning policies of these communities, with a view to equitable and sustainable national and regional development.
For more information on the coalition charter, the members and their different entities and the actions to undertake, you can access these links:
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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, farming communities face common challenges, such as the need for income diversification to ensure the profitability of practices as well as the possibility of access to technical innovations for a sustainable rural life that benefits everyone.
Thus, the agro-ecology sectors must currently find solutions to adopt sustainable development strategies that address social, economic and environmental issues and boost the sustainability of the rural area’s resources.
On this day, our goal was to start a program of technical support for farmers with a projection on “Agroforestry and its various forms”, which presents a great potential for mitigating negative impacts related to exploitation: Agricultural land conservation, and diversify agricultural production in the basics of environmental protection and the fight against climate change.
This favors, among other things, increasing biodiversity, carbon sequestration, improving water quality, optimizing the profitability of agricultural land, combating the release of greenhouse gases, promoting recreational opportunities…
We have been able to show to farmers how much this would be a bold variant and a novelty in the generic context of economic, environmental and social benefits.
In the end, we know that this program could know certain limits as: the material, financial and informational means sufficient for its expansion and its success but our will and our determination make the means of the edges as necessary to do something. We are working on an information technology that raises awareness and wakefulness in favor of the agro-ecological sector and opens other marketing centers for agricultural resources in diversity.
We said we invest in promoting new skills to shine our vision with the next generation. We should put at his disposition, an opportunity to understand the human context and its daily lives conditions as well as a notion of the know-how to promote his well-being and meet his future needs from now on. Sharing with other actors of the same mission as ourselves, we hope gradually responding to the notion of community resilience, at the local, national and regional levels. What makes more our sensitivity is the in describable poverty that continues to suffer more than ½ of the world population with the majority of Congolese population. We know that this is not inherited, it must be challenged and give each of us an opportunity to fully enjoy the rights of fulfillment in a prosperous environment.
All the necessary efforts have been made and effective decisions have had to circulate to help the farming communities get out of poverty, but the indicators show that many African communities still survive from hunger.
However, this requires a new intervention required to strengthen the fight against this scourge. A new vision should emerge that would support the efforts already achieved by the major players to eliminate hunger and misery in order to contribute to this goal of sustainable development. But, what is the role of World New Vision for Development in this fight? What kind of intervention is urgent for a long-lasting solution? To make a significant contribution to the achievement of this goal, WNVD has developed an innovative plan focused on the “land revolution” or “revolution of the agricultural sector”, in order to allow Congolese communities to fully enjoy access to Sustainable livelihoods, economic growth and, in particular, adequate food.
The only way for WNVD to empower communities is to promote local resources that are particularly agricultural ones.
What is agriculture and what can we expect from this sector for the economic growth of poor communities? Its undeniable that agriculture and macro-production are the main means of combating hunger and the best development opportunities for the industrial sector. According to World New Vision for Development; Macro production cannot be achieved until a large-scale land use or exploitation strategy is in place. Nevertheless, with the old practices, it was not yet possible to overcome a standard enumeration of the consequences and challenges that hindered the idea of progress in the agriculture sector: very tiring, less profitable and unfortunately with a high consumption of inputs as well as the depreciation of human strength. To find a solution, WNVD subscribed to the “Zero Labor Program” to promote new farming techniques. The Zero Labor program allows over-production and socio-economic growth of farmers without tiredness, with a palliative solution to the consequences of ancient agricultural practices.
Its principle is the exploitation of the hectares and thus, to give the farmers and the rural populations the hope of a decent life with agriculture.
As a humanitarian development organization, our role is to help communities maximize opportunities for overproduction and access to fair market to enable them to effectively meet their needs through agricultural resources.
Even voluntarily, we should just start organizing cross-community trainings on the project and guide them in the possibilities of access to inputs.
But, what are the major challenges that communities can continue to face with this “land revolution” program? As with the rest of the world, climate change and the fight against acid rain remain issues of concern. Despite this, each day and night give us new dreams about these challenges and we hope that in the future we will have a new curriculum on these challenges. Overall, we believe in what our colleagues are realizing around the world and we will always be inspired by them to innovate.
“WNVD, created for major and sustainable solutions to the major problems of communities”
At least of our power and our possibilities, we try to live emotionally closer to the communities facing great difficulties, we listen to them, we share them on tracks that can serve tangible changes in their daily life and guide them towards effective practices of mobilizing sustainable solutions to their needs.