I grew up in Zambia’s mining hub- in a province called the Copperbelt, aptly named because of its mass deposits of copper. I was accustomed to seeing grey smoke churning from the furnaces into the air. I could never have imagined that there would be a time when people’s lives could be in grave danger […]

Afghanistan – adding our voice

Today, EU-CORD is sharing its four key messages for EU solidarity towards the people of Afghanistan. We connect as a network to share the messages that our members have been putting towards their respective governments since the current crisis started. It is almost 20 years since my first visit to Afghanistan to carry out a […]

Stop the COVID-19 Vaccine Inequality

Open letter to the European Commission Globally, nations have experienced the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it has had a far more devastating effect in countries already affected by other crises. According to the WHO, by mid-2021, the European Union is at over 60% of one dose coverage. Compared to a global scale, the […]

Adjust and Respond – the experience of organisations working with people with disabilities in response to covid-19

The covid-19 pandemic has meant a tough year for many. In Europe, while we still face new challenges from emerging variants we have nevertheless benefited from economies and social policies that can offer some measure of protection to those who are most vulnerable. As international development practitioners, our natural inclination is to look beyond Europe’s […]

Disability Inclusive Programming

The European Union and EU Member States, as State Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), have a responsibility to ensure that all their policies and programmes related to external action and international cooperation are inclusive of and accessible to persons with disabilities. As the European Union (EU) defines […]

EU-CORD Learning Space | autumn workshop series

Following the success of our pilot workshops and seminars earlier in the year which resulted in 9 seminars with over 300 people participating from across EU-CORDs membership (both members and their partners), we have developed the EU-CORD Learning Space concept. Improving the practice and capacity of members through knowledge sharing, mutual learning and joint innovation […]

# Covid-19

In the past week, I have contributed to more than six position papers relating to covid-19 and its impacts on humanitarian action and international development. A seventh paper is on its way. While different in focus, what these positions have in common is a call for the European Union to maintain solidarity with those who […]

Covid-19 Webinar

The Pentecostal World Fellowship are inviting faith-leaders engaged in Covid-19 response to join this webinar. We already seen that faith actors played a significant role in responding to the ebola crisis – now we come together to share and respond to Covid-19 impacts. This Pandemic has proven to be unlike anything the church world has […]

Faith actors call for Global Solidarity

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has released its annual study on forced displacement. 70.8 million children, women and men were forcibly displaced at the close of 2018. This is the highest number recorded in the history of UNHCR (and it’s probably on the low side). The full report is available at the following link: […]

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