Chirapaq participated in the Latin American Summit on Climate Change and Its Impact on Indigenous Peoples and has been at work strengthening regional platforms in four provinces. Food sovereignty is being reinforced through an emphasis on recovering indigenous peoples' knowledge, techniques and innovations.
This period, a breakthrough was achieved with the establishment of a new partnership with the Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (National Social Development Ministry). More than 4,000 catalysts (volunteer leaders) were trained at THP Vision, Commitment and Action Workshops.
ACLO has focused its efforts on training rural villagers and indigenous peoplein leadership, public advocacy and education, with special training courses for women. Ties with government have been strengthened in order to continue to build and promote training programs.
Climate change threatens to reverse progress in the fight against hunger and poverty. The Hunger Project calls on people around the world to support efforts to mobilize grassroots communities and build their resilience to cope with the challenges that climate change presents.
We are delighted to announce the release of an impact assessment of The Hunger Project's work in Uganda. The study was carried out at the end of 2008 on a pro-bono basis by an independent, external consulting firm.
This project, undertaken in partnership with Rotary International, other local Rotary Clubs in Ethiopia and The Hunger Project, will supply clean tap water to over 6,000 of our grassroots partners who once suffered endemic waterborne disease.
On International Women's Day 2009, The Hunger Project (THP) is proud to join with "women and men united to end violence against women and girls." In order to achieve the sustainable end of world hunger, women and men must work together, without the threat of violence, as full and equal partners.