ANNUAL REPORT 2008
ONE WORLD ONE HOPE THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS IS COMMON VISION AND GLOBAL COMMITMENTS
WFWO’s mission is to assure help for the world’s most vulnerable people to contribute to the MDGs. “WE FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY, SEEN AS A DENIAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS” “WITH THE SOLIDARITY OF ALL, WE CAN ACHIEVE OUR GLOBAL COMMITMENTS TO END THE POVERTY ..!”
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Our Mission ... 4 Our Vision ... 4 Our Objectives ... 4 Our Values ... 4 Responding to the World Needs ... 5 Letter from the President of the WFWO ... 6 Intl. Day for Eradication Poverty ...7 Highlighted Progress Towards the MDGs ... 8-14 Activities Achieved ... 15 WFWO’s Grant Programs ... 17 Program Operation & Partnership ...18 Sustainable Development Grant Programs ... 20 Partnership Group ... 21 Grant Program Activities ... 22 WFWO’s Operation ... 23 WFWO’s Achievements ... 25 Intl. Meetings & Events ... 26-27 Special Program ... 28 Financial Highlights ... 30-33 WFWO’s Org. Chart ... 34 WFWO’s Advocacy Network ... 34
Combating Desertification is Essential for Sustainability Over 250 million people are directly affected by desertification, and about one billion people in over one hundred countries are at risk. These people include many of the world‘s poorest, most marginalized and politically weak citizens. An innovative solution Combating desertification is essential to ensuring the long-term productivity of inhabited drylands. Unfortunately, past efforts have too often failed, and around the world the problem of land degradation continues to worsen.
Our Mission WFWO’s mission is to overcome poverty by enabling the world’s poorest people to gain the hope for better future and improve their quality of life through the access to food security, drinking water, health, education, poverty, HIV - AIDS programs, micro credit, using local skills and practical, sustainable technologies to support development humanitarian projects on relief and rehabilitation programs, to secure the empowerment of indigenous peoples, local communities, women, groups and individuals in developing countries.
Our Vision WFWO's vision is of a world where everyone has access to food security, health, childhood, drinking water, education, environmental issue and promote the right of every women and man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.
Our Objectives WFWO’s objectives is to increase public awareness about global development issues, and focuses and development cooperation’s, and resources mobilizations through fundraising campaigns, to support to achievements and the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets by 2015.
Our Values The WFWO Main Value and Approach, we believes on People, and shared responsibility among People, dialogue among cultures, and commitment to development issues, diversities and peace and justice for Global change.
“In according to the Millennium Declaration of 2000, world leaders set forth a new vision for humanity... Leaders committed themselves ‘to spare no effort to free our fellow men, women and children from the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty.” “Are we on course to look back, in 2015, and say that no effort was spared ?” We need to response to world needs and to work all together with partners voluntaries, communities, governments and donors to achieve our common objectives .
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A JOINT MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD CHAIR AND THE EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT Dear Friends and Partners, The recent economic crisis has brought home the volatility and fragility of globalization and requires, more than ever, determined action by international communities. There is a serious risk that the overwhelming focus on stimulating economies in rich countries ignores the daily struggle for survival of the poor, who remain beyond the spotlight. The “rich man’s” worry should not become the “poor man’s” plight. The global commitments to the Millennium Declaration in the year 2000, the international community pledged to “spare no effort to free our fellow men, women and children from the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty.” We are now more than halfway towards the target date – 2015 – by which the Millennium Development Goals are to be achieved. The international communities have made important progress towards all eight goals, but we are not on track to fulfill our commitments. The United Nations report on 2008, quantifies that achievements that have been registered and provides a measure of the tasks that remain. The need to address these concerns, pressing as they are, must not be allowed to detract from our long-term efforts to achieve the MDGs. We must keep the focus on the MDGs as we confront these new challenges. Some of the recent adverse developments reflect a failure to give these matters sufficient attention in the past. The imminent threat of increased hunger would have been lessened if recent decades had not been marked by a lack of investment on peoples and sustainable development programs in rural areas in developing countries.. But they are not only development objectives; they encompass universally accepted human values and rights such as freedom from hunger, the right to basic education, the right to health and a responsibility to future generations. These commitments have now become more challenging because the largely benign development environment that has prevailed since the early years of this decade, and that has contributed to the successes to date, is now threatened. Our planet faced a global economic slowdown and a food security crisis, both of uncertain magnitude and duration. Global warming has become more apparent. These developments will directly affect our efforts to reduce poverty: the economic slowdown will diminish the incomes of the poor; the food crisis will raise the number of hungry people in the world and push millions more into poverty; climate change will have a disproportionate impact on the poor. The current troubled climate poses a risk that some advances in reducing poverty may unravel. We need to scale up our support to ensure capacities are strengthened at the national level to deliver on the commitments of the MDGs in an inclusive manner that draws on South-South experiences. The challenges at hand are complex, multi-dimensional and globally interlinked, and require our collective commitment. In this respect, the vital need to scale up efforts to meet targets espoused in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which are fast approaching, cannot be overstated. At World for World Organization lessens learned, we know that poverty can be eradicated and is solvable, only with your support, “We Can”. However the poverty remains one of the worst crises of our times. It doesn’t just affect one person or one family or one country the hall world. WFWO and is partners is working hard to ensure an integrated approach to the implementation of sustainable development programs. The WFWO Is supporting sustainable development programs components focus on, poverty ,food, health, water, infrastructure and micro credit, grants and in particularly the education , for example to get children into school and provides them nutrition’s meal and infrastructural facilities is essential, also to provides technical assistance to local population to rebuild their communities. We can only honor the towering vision of that inspiring the world hope right when its principles are fully applied everywhere, for everyone to contribute the Millennium Development Goals to be reached by 2015. We have no choice we have to work together to protect our world ecosystems and build better standards of life today and for future generations. Everyone will feel the pinch of the economic uncertainty, some more than others. But we will not let it blind us to the overwhelming needs of those whom WFWO has supported since 2002. We believe that individual donors and those from corporate and private sector and financial institutions will continue to support world’s most vulnerable people in ways that are sustainable and empowering and move them a step closer to overcoming poverty. These successes belong to the generous donors that support WFWO. It is the programs of the grants we fund that enable WFWO to continue its mission of assuring help for the world’s most vulnerable people and to work for sustainable progress against poverty. Your contributions “Make It Happen”. We hope that you will continue to support the WFWO to achieve its commitments. Sidi Cherif, Executive President, WFWO
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2008 “Food is Human Rights For All “ More than 1 million people in the world—600 million of them children—go hungry every day, and every day, 40,000 people die of hunger—20,000 of them children. Yet it is a crisis we can act to end the poverty. We have enough food production in the world to feed every man, woman, and child, and is their right to leave in dignity and justice as we do. The WFWO call international communities to react on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October 2008. This year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty comes at a particularly challenging time for the world’s poor. While we are yet to see the full impact of the global financial crisis on developing countries, it’s clear that together with high and volatile food and fuel prices, current global economic conditions threaten the gains that have been made to reduce poverty and advance development for large numbers of people. The effect of the financial crisis could reduce demand for developing countries' exports, as well as the availability of credit and foreign direct investment to finance projects. Donor countries must recommit to meeting development assistance targets in recognition that in our inter-dependent world in which our destinies are inextricably tied to each other, leaving the poorest and most vulnerable further behind is not acceptable. For developing countries, it’s vital that governments formulate a strong mix of social and economic policies that stimulate productive public and private investment that sustain inclusive growth. Importantly, governments need to resist the pressure to reduce service delivery which impacts the poor particularly hard, and instead ensure that social safety nets are in place for the most vulnerable. It is of particular importance to ensure that poor farmers and small scale entrepreneurs have the protections and opportunities they need to improve their livelihoods. In these difficult times, it is, therefore, important that we strengthen the protections and recognize the rights of the poor and vulnerable. The theme of this year’s Day, “Human Rights and Dignity of People Living in Poverty,” is, for that reason, especially pertinent. In this, the 60th year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we are reminded that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” and that the fight against poverty is not an act of charity, rather a matter of economic and social rights for all people. WFWO supports the strengthening of countries’ capacity to mainstream human rights in national development programs and policies, focusing, in particular, on the principles of non-discrimination and equality. In practical terms this means that WFWO will contribute and support the Eight Millennium Development Goals MDGs to achieve its implementation of the Goal (I) poverty reduction that improve opportunities for marginalized and vulnerable groups and supports their participation in the development process. On this International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, let us redouble our efforts to achieve our common global commitments MDGs to give the most vulnerable individuals and groups the chance to escape poverty and destitution, in respect of human rights, food, peace and to leave in dignity for all.
One World One Hope
The Millennium Development Goals is Common Vision and Global Commitments
Highlighted Progress Towards the MDGs to Achieve the Global Commitments Measuring progress towards the MDGs In the United Nations Millennium Declaration of September 2000, leaders from 189 nations embraced a vision for a world in which developed and developing countries would work in partnership for the betterment of all, particularly the most disadvantaged. To provide a framework by which progress could be measured, this vision was transformed into eight Millennium Development Goals, 18 targets and 48 indicators. In 2007, this monitoring framework was revised to include four new targets agreed to by member states at the 2005 World Summit 1; additional indicators to track progress towards the new targets were also identified 2. These efforts to measure, monitor and report on progress towards the MDGs have highlighted the need to improve most developing countries’ capacity to produce, analyse and disseminate data. Since periodic assessment of the MDGs began over five years ago, a number of initiatives have been launched in this direction. Some of these successes have been achieved by means of targeted interventions or programmes – such as the delivery of bed-nets, drugs and vaccines, and mobile phones. For example, the production of insecticide- treated mosquito nets rose from 30 million in 2004 to 95 million in 2007, the number of people living with HIV in developing countries who received antiretroviral treatment increased by almost 1 million in 2007, and there were over 60 million new mobile telephone subscribers in Africa in 2006. Achieving some other goals or targets, such as reducing maternal mortality, will depend on country-wide systems of qualified and adequately equipped personnel and an effective institutional infrastructure. Building these capacities requires strong political commitment and adequate funding over a longer period before the effects become visible. To address these needs, external assistance to MDG-oriented social sector activities has increased, to some extent at the cost of building productive capacity and physical infrastructure, including in agriculture. Increased attention to sectors directly related to the MDGs has often produced results, but should occur without depriving other important sectors of needed resources. Providing all the assistance that is necessary will require delivery of the additional official development assistance (ODA) that has been promised and cannot be achieved by reallocating resources among different sectors.
Greater effort is required in other areas Alongside the successes are an array of goals and targets that are likely to be missed unless additional, strengthened or corrective action is taken urgently: • The proportion of people in sub-Saharan Africa living on less than $1 per day is unlikely to be reduced by the target of one-half; • About one quarter of all children in developing countries are considered to be underweight and are at risk of having a future blighted by the long-term effects of undernourishment; • Of the 113 countries that failed to achieve gender parity in both primary and secondary school enrollment by the target date of 2005, only 18 are likely to achieve the goal by 2015; • Almost two thirds of employed women in the developing world are in vulnerable jobs as own-account or unpaid family workers; • In one third of developing countries, women account for less than 10 per cent of parliamentarians; • More than 500,000 prospective mothers in developing countries die annually in childbirth or of complications from pregnancy; • Some 2.5 billion people, almost half the developing world’s population, live without improved sanitation; • More than one third of the growing urban population in developing countries live in slum conditions; • Carbon dioxide emissions have continued to increase, despite the international timetable for addressing the problem; • Developed countries’ foreign aid expenditures declined for the second consecutive year in 2007 and risk falling short of the commitments made in 2005; • International trade negotiations are years behind schedule and any outcome seems likely to fall far short of the initial high hopes for a development-oriented outcome. The eight Millennium Development Goals have been adopted by the international community as a framework for the development activities of over 190 countries in ten regions; they have been articulated into over 20 targets and over 60 indicators. The 2008 MDGs Report summarizes progress towards the goals in each of the regions. However, any such synthesis inevitably masks the range and variety of development experiences in individual countries since the goals were adopted. Mid-point shows some key successes The single most important success to date has been the unprecedented breadth and depth of the commitment to the MDGs – a global collective effort that is unsurpassed in 50 years of development experience. It is not only governments of developing countries and the international community that have adopted the MDGs as their framework for international development cooperation, but also the private sector and, critically, civil society in both developed and developing countries. Besides being advocates for the MDGs, private foundations in the developed countries have become an important source of funding for a wide range of activities intended to achieve them. NGOs in developing countries are increasingly engaged in undertaking these activities, as well as in monitoring the outcomes. This global collective effort is yielding results. Adding more recent data to those contained in earlier Reports largely confirms the patterns identified previously. There has been sound progress in some MDGs areas, even in some of the more challenging regions, and a number of targets are expected to be reached by their target dates, mostly 2015: • The overarching goal of reducing absolute poverty by half is within reach for the world as a whole; • In all but two regions, primary school enrollment is at least 90 per cent; • The gender parity index in primary education is 95 per cent or higher in six of the 10 regions, including the most populous ones; • Deaths from measles fell from over 750,000 in 2000 to less than 250,000 in 2006, and about 80 per cent of children in developing countries now receive a measles vaccine; • The number of deaths from AIDS fell from 2.2 million in 2005 to 2.0 million in 2007, and the number of people newly infected declined from 3.0 million in 2001 to 2.7 million in 2007; • Malaria prevention is expanding, with widespread increases in insecticide-treated net use among children under five in sub-Saharan Africa: in 16 out of 20 countries, use has at least tripled since around 2000. • The incidence of tuberculosis is expected to be halted and begin to decline before the target date of 2015; • Some 1.6 billion people have gained access to safe drinking water since 1990; • The use of ozone-depleting substances has been almost eliminated and this has contributed to the effort to reduce global warming; • The share of developing countries’ export earnings devoted to servicing external debt fell from 12.5 per cent in 2000 to 6.6 per cent in 2006, allowing them to allocate more resources to reducing poverty; • The private sector has increased the availability of some critical essential drugs and rapidly spread mobile phone technology throughout the developing world. 9
Addressing the multiple dimensions of poverty
Taken together, the results achieved to date highlight, once again, the multifaceted nature of poverty, the interactions of its various causes and manifestations and the wide-ranging and mutually reinforcing nature of the actions that have to be taken. The poor are not only those with the lowest incomes but also those who are the most deprived of health, education and other aspects of human well-being. Poor mothers are more likely to die in childbirth; children of poor families are more likely to be malnourished and are correspondingly more susceptible to an early death from childhood diseases; poor children receive less education and some may receive none at all; and gender imbalances are more pronounced among the poor, excluding them from recognized development benefits and opportunities. These characteristics, in turn, perpetuate income poverty. For the poor more than others, incomes are likely to be adversely affected by conflict, natural disasters and economic fluctuations, as well as the recent increases in food prices and the increasingly visible effects of global warming. Overall, most poor people are caught in a vicious circle. Breaking this circle requires an array of simultaneous actions: a single intervention is unlikely to be sufficient. Governments should ensure that poverty reduction is mainstreamed into all policies, ranging from national macro economic strategy to local-level administrative actions. Particular attention should be paid to the creation of additional opportunities for decent work. Public investment and public institutions should endeavour to target the poor, particularly in their expenditures on education, health and infrastructure. Ensuring gender equality and empowering women in all respects – desirable objectives in themselves – are required to combat poverty, hunger and disease and to ensure sustainable development. The limited progress in empowering women and achieving gender equality is a pervasive shortcoming that extends beyond the goal itself. Relative neglect of, and de facto bias against, women and girls continues to prevail in most countries. As an indispensable starting point for women’s betterment in later life, all countries that failed to achieve gender parity in primary and secondary enrollment by the target year of 2005 should make a renewed effort to do so as soon as possible. Improved support for women’s self-employment, and rights to land and other assets, are key to countries’ economic development. Above all, however, achieving gender equality requires that women have an equal role with men in decision-making at all levels, from the home to the pinnacles of economic and political power. People living in rural areas are furthest from achieving several of the MDGs in most regions. The rural population is suffering from the cumulative neglect of agriculture over the years, but it is also disadvantaged because progress towards several of the MDGs depends on government institutions, services and support, such as schools, health facilities, agricultural extension and physical infrastructure, as well as trade and interchange with others. Such facilities are usually less readily available in rural areas, and much of the rural population remains trapped in their own circle of poverty. The emergence of a world food crisis has served to highlight, once again, the need to give greater attention to developing the agricultural sector and addressing the needs of the rural population. The hardship of rural life is encouraging migration to towns and cities, with the result that approximately half the world’s population is now living in urban areas. This has, however, not necessarily resulted in either an escape from poverty or better progress towards the MDGs. In 2005, for example, slightly more than one third of the urban population in developing regions lived in slum conditions, with the associated problems of inadequate water and sanitation facilities, and lack of social infrastructure, including for health and education. Despite the global focus on the MDGs and the impressive results achieved in some areas, the results to date show that, in most countries, there are usually segments of society that do not share in the benefits without targeted actions to reach them. The MDGs are universal: they are intended to embrace not only all countries but also all people within each country. Government and other actors should therefore pay special attention to any and all at risk of being bypassed by the progress towards the MDGs.
Looking ahead to 2015
is only in the past few years that MDG-related data for the period since 2000 have become available. Encouragingly, for many variables, the data show accelerated progress since that date. This suggests that the Millennium Declaration and related undertakings did make a difference to development accomplishments. It equally implies that trends from 1990 to 2000 provide a poor basis from which to extrapolate outcomes in 2015. But the data do not yet show the effects of the present deterioration in global development prospects. A greater effort will be required to achieve the MDGs if the economic situation of the developing countries weakens significantly. In such a case, the recently improved progress towards the MDGs would also no longer be a good indicator of future prospects. Most developing countries’ efforts to achieve the MDGs have benefited from the improved economic growth and relatively low inflation that characterized much of the period since 2000. The immediate prospects are for reduced global growth and higher inflation. Both threaten continued success in reducing income poverty and are likely to affect progress towards other MDGs unless there is a commensurate response from all stakeholders. A first component of this response is to ensure that the present course of action is accelerated and expanded so that recent progress is sustained and broadened. All stakeholders should renew their commitment to the wide range of interrelated activities that are already contributing to progress towards the MDGs around the world. Successful policies, programmes and projects should be expanded wherever and whenever appropriate. At the same time, national governments and the international community need to respond to the lessons of experience and to adjust to changing circumstances. Additional resources have to be mobilized by both the developed and the developing countries to address longstanding and long- term challenges pertaining to agriculture, rural development, infrastructure and environmental sustainability, including climate change. The current food crisis calls for special attention to be given to the potential escalation in hunger and malnutrition. This agenda will require a sustained and wide-ranging effort over a period that extends until 2015 and beyond. The task is broad and complex, but the progress achieved to date demonstrates that success is feasible with sound strategies and the political will. The latter must, however, include a greater financial commitment. Despite the potentially less favourable economic conditions, the developed countries must honour their undertaking to provide substantial increases in ODA and generally foster an international environment more conducive to development.
Eradicate extreme poverty & hunger - Goal 1
Target: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a day. Higher food prices may push 100 million people deeper into poverty. New data, based on the latest estimates of the cost of living in developing countries, may change our view of the scale and distribution of global poverty. But the continuing economic growth in all developing regions suggests that the downward trend in poverty continued through 2007. The goal of cutting in half the proportion of people in the developing world living on less than $1 a day by 2015 remains within reach. However, this achievement will be due largely to extraordinary economic success in most of Asia. In contrast, previous estimates suggest that little progress was made in reducing extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. In Western Asia, poverty rates were relatively low but increasing. And the transition economies of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and South- Eastern Europe were still recovering from the rise in poverty in the early 1990s. Since 2002, one of the factors contributing to growth in many developing countries, notably in sub-Saharan Africa but also in Western Asia and Latin America, has been the increased prices of commodities, including oil. For exporters, this has been a boon. But higher commodity prices, particularly oil prices, have dampened growth in countries importing these products. Many are among the poorest countries in the world. The recent increases in the price of food have had a direct and adverse effect on the poor. Poor people who do not produce their own food are the most severely hurt because a larger proportion of their expenditure is allocated to food. Higher food prices limit their ability to obtain not only food but also other essential goods and services, including education and health care. Most of the urban poor and the landless rural poor are in this position. Poor farmers, on the other hand, can benefit from higher food prices if they are able to produce more than they consume. But many lack the resources to do so, in part because higher oil prices have raised the cost of fertilizer. Overall, higher food prices are expected to push many more people into absolute poverty, with estimates suggesting that the increase will be as many as 100 million. Most of the increase will occur in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia, already the regions with the largest numbers of people living in extreme poverty. 11
New measures of poverty in the world Since 1990, extreme poverty in the developing world has been measured by a standard representing the poverty lines found among the poorest countries of the world. Originally set at $1 a day in 1985 prices, the international poverty line was subsequently revised to a $1.08 a day, measured in terms of 1993 purchasing power parity (PPP). A larger set of price surveys, conducted within the International Comparison Programme, is now available; this has allowed the comparison of the purchasing power of many more countries. Published in early 2008, the results of this comparison indicate a large revision to the previous estimates of price levels and, therefore, in the estimates of the real sizes of some economies in the developing regions. The World Bank is using the new estimates of PPP to revalue the international poverty line and prepare new estimates of poverty in low- and middle-income economies. The surveys found price levels in many developing countries to be higher than previously estimated, so that the real size of their economies is correspondingly smaller than previously thought. Equally, the higher prices mean that estimates of both the number of people living in poverty and poverty rates will increase for some regions. These new measures are likely to change the assessment of the extent and distribution of global poverty, but the rate of decrease in poverty is expected to be similar to, or faster than, previously estimated. These improved and more comprehensive estimates of poverty are a leading example of the many important statistical developments of recent years that will improve our understanding of progress towards the Millennium Development.
Conflict leaves many displaced and impoverished Conflict continues to displace people from their homes and drive them into poverty. One indication of the impact of conflict is the number of refugees worldwide, which has increased significantly over the last few years, primarily because of the conflict in Iraq. More than 42 million people are currently displaced by conflict or persecution, both within and outside the borders of their own countries. Of these, 16 million are refugees, including 11.4 million who fall under the responsibility of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and 4.6 million who are under the aegis of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. In addition, more than 26 million people have been uprooted by violence or persecution but remain within the borders of their own countries. Southern and Western Asia and sub-Saharan Africa are home to the largest populations of refugees. In Lebanon and Jordan, refugees constitute 10 per cent or more of the population. In Iraq and Somalia, one in 10 is internally displaced. What these numbers fail to convey is the extent to which conflict gives rise to poverty among people who have no direct involvement in the dispute.
New Challenge for Global progress Are we on track to meet the MDGs by 2015? So far there are significant advances together with important set-backs. Every region faces particular challenges but has the opportunity to work together in order to achieve the MDGs. Although there is a long way to go, we know that the goals are achievable with global political support, strong partnerships and coordinated efforts. We also know that if some trends persist, some of the goals will be very difficult to reach.
Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty & hunger The goal of cutting in half the proportion of people in the developing world living on less than $1 a day by 2015 remains within reach. However, this achievement will be due largely to extraordinary economic success in most of Asia. In contrast, previous estimates suggest that little progress was made in reducing extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. In Western Asia, poverty rates were relatively low but increasing. And the transition economies of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and South-Eastern Europe were still recovering from the rise in poverty in the early 1990s.
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education In almost all regions, the net enrollment ratio in 2006 exceeded 90 per cent, and many countries were close to achieving universal primary enrollment. The number of children of primary school age who were out of school fell from 103 million in 1999 to 73 million in 2006, despite an overall increase in the number of children in this age group. These successes underscore that much can be accomplished with the political will of governments and with adequate support from development partners. In sub-Saharan Africa, however, the net enrollment ratio has only recently reached 71 per cent, even after a significant jump in enrollment that began in 2000. Around 38 million children of primary school age in this region are still out of school. In Southern Asia, the enrollment ratio has climbed to 90 per cent, yet more than 18 million children of primary school age are not enrolled.
Goal 3: promote gender equality & empower women As part of its success in raising the total primary enrollment rate, Southern Asia has made the most progress in gender parity since 2000. Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Asia and Northern Africa have also made strides in reducing gender disparity. At the same time, Oceania has taken a step back with a slight deterioration in gender parity in primary school enrollment. Oceania, sub-Saharan Africa and Western Asia have the largest gender gaps in primary enrollment. In Western and Central Africa, where high repetition and low retention rates are common, girls in particular fail to enroll in and stay in school. Drought, food shortages, armed conflict, poverty, lack of birth registration, child labour, and HIV and AIDS contribute to low school enrollment and high dropout rates for both boys and girls in those subregions, but prove to be especially devastating for girls.
Goal 4: Reduce child mortality In 2006, for the first time since mortality data have been gathered, annual deaths among children under five dipped below 10 million. Nevertheless, the death of millions of children from preventable causes each year is unacceptable. A child born in a developing country is over 13 times more likely to die within the first five years of life than a child born in an industrialized country. Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for about half the deaths of children under five in the developing world. Between 1990 and 2006, about 27 countries – the large majority in sub-Saharan Africa – made no progress in reducing childhood deaths. In Eastern Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean, child mortality rates are approximately four times higher than in developed regions. Disparities persist in all regions: mortality rates are higher for children from rural and poor families and whose mothers lack a basic education.
Goal 5: Improve maternal health Maternal mortality remains unacceptably high across much of the developing world. In 2005, more than 500,000 women died during pregnancy, childbirth or in the six weeks after delivery. Ninety-nine per cent of these deaths occurred in the developing regions, with sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia accounting for 86 per cent of them. In sub-Saharan Africa, a woman’s risk of dying from treatable or preventable complications of pregnancy and childbirth over the course of her lifetime is 1 in 22, compared to 1 in 7,300 in the developed regions.
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria & other diseases Every day, nearly 7,500 people become infected with HIV and 5,500 die from AIDS, mostly due to a lack of HIV prevention and treatment services. Despite these staggering numbers, some encouraging developments have sparked small victories in the battle against AIDS. Thanks to improvements in prevention programmes, the number of people newly infected with HIV declined from 3 million in 2001 to 2.7 million in 2007. And with the expansion of antiretroviral treatment services, the number of people who die from AIDS has started to decline, from 2.2 million in 2005 to 2.0 million in 2007. However, largely because newly infected people survive longer, the number of people living with HIV rose from an estimated 29.5 million in 2001 to 33 million in 2007. The vast majority of those living with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa. 13
Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability Carbon dioxide emissions reached 28 billion metric tons in 2005 and continued upward, resulting in increased atmospheric concentrations of CO2. Globally, emissions increased by 30 per cent from 1990 to 2005, with annual growth from 2000 to 2005 greater than in the preceding decade. From 1990 to 2005, changes in emissions ranged from a 38 per cent decline in countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States to an 82 per cent increase in South-Eastern Asia. Per capita emissions remain the highest in the developed regions, about 12 metric tons of CO2 per person per year, compared with about 3 metric tons in developing regions and 0.8 metric tons in sub-Saharan Africa. Emissions per unit of economic output fell by more than 20 per cent in the developed regions, while they increased by 35 per cent in South-Eastern Asia and by 25 per cent in Northern Africa. While no area can escape the adverse impact of climate change, the Arctic, small islands, mega deltas in Asia and Africa, and the African region overall seem to be especially vulnerable because of their high exposure to the effects of climate change, their populations' limited capacity to adapt to the consequences, or both.
Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development At current exchange rates, official development assistance (ODA) continued to drop from an all time high of $107.1 billion in 2005, to $104.4 billion in 2006 and $103.7 billion in 2007. This is mainly the result of a decline in debt relief grants. Adjusting for changes in prices and exchange rates, aid disbursements fell by 8.4 per cent in 2007 compared to 2006. Excluding debt relief grants, net aid rose by 2.4 per cent in constant dollars. At the 2005 United Nations World Summit and related meetings, developed countries pledged to increase aid from $80 billion in 2004 to $130 billion in 2010 at 2004 prices. While the majority of these commitments remain in force, a few countries have announced new targets, some involving increased aid flows and others suggesting reductions. With debt relief grants unlikely to return to 2005 or 2006 levels, bilateral aid and contributions to multilateral development institutions will need to increase rapidly over the next three years if developed countries are to meet their commitments for 2010. Even a sudden escalation of aid flows will not compensate for the failure to provide the continuous and predictable build-up in official development assistance that was implicit in their 2005 commitments. Non-governmental organizations, the private sector and a number of developing countries are becoming increasingly significant sources of development assistance. Special purpose funds - such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria - have become important channels for some of these resources. “The Millennium Development Goals can be achieved if immediate steps are taken to implement existing commitments. Reaching our goals for development around the world is not only vital to building better, healthier and decent lives for millions of people, it is also essential to building enduring global peace and security. All citizens of the world, especially the poor and the most vulnerable, have a right to expect that their leaders will fulfil the commitments made in 2000. This is possible if governments, together with civil society, the private sector, the United Nations system and other international organizations, commit to building on the momentum and tackling the challenges that are evident from this Report. Ours is the generation that can achieve the development goals and free our fellow men, women and children from the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty.” Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2008
T H E M A I N AC T I V I T I E S AC H I E V E D TO C O N T R I B U T E TO T H E M D G s A S P E R S T R AT E G Y PLAN FOR 2008 Seeking to contribute to the Millennium Development Goals adopted by the international community, WFWOâ€™s strategy plan and orientation, pursuit of development objectives nationally and internationally, the WFWO will continue to place highest priority on initiatives in the following areas: (a) improvement of food security, health, educations, with particular emphasis on the needs of women and youth; (b) developing rural financial services that reach isolated populations without previous access to financial markets and are well integrated into the national financial sector framework; (c) capacity building in support of decentralized decision-making processes for participatory rural development; (d) natural resources management and the environment, with emphasis on supporting anti-decertification initiatives; (e) raise public awareness; (f) fundraising; (g) Communications support Programs (h) portal facilities for NGO Network, to support the MDGs;
To achieve these objectives, WFWO and its partners, will continue to stress the importance of gender-differentiated target group participation in defining program objectives and priority activities; maximizing the use of local knowledge and experience; and pursuing a strategic orientation to the WFWOâ€™s investments through strengthened collaboration with United Nations NGO Branch DESA (UN NGO IRENE Western Europe), governments, civil society. Private sector and other donors to ensure that project interventions fit closely within the context of overall economic and sectorial development strategies for individual countries. The main aims activities and programs contributed by WFWO in 2008, as per strategy plan focusing on sustainable development programs and grants provided by WFWO already operating to contribute to the MDGs objectives, as well as Campaign to raise public awareness on global development issues world wide.
Sustainable Development Programs Is The Key To End Of Poverty WFWO's Sustainable Development Program means meeting the needs of today (food, heath, drinking water, shelter, education, environment, jobs, home, grant, micro credit, etc.) without compromising the ability of future generations from also meeting those same needs. We believe that with the solidarity of all and in the power of our supporters, individuals, private sector, local actors, and others to support WFWO to achieve its mission in world toward promoting sustainable development and to contribute the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the globally endorsed targets to reduce extreme poverty by 2015.
WFWO’s GRANT PROGRAMS IS CONTRIBUTE TO EIGHT MDGs FOR 2008 The WFWO’s main components objective for 2008 focussed on grant programs for NGOs and CBOs approved by the WFWO for year 2007/8, in order to contribute to the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to human security, the grant programs aims at addressing the human security needs of the disadvantaged population in developing countries trough the selected Community Based Organizations of total 84 grants approved for 2008 in the following regions: Africa - 36, Asia - 42, Latin America and Caribbean - 6. 1. POVERTY ALLEVIATION (MDGs, Goal 1) • Poverty alleviation for the populations in all of the countries involved in the project through increasing the revenues of poor families and the rural population and improving the living conditions of women, children and the rural population. 2. EDUCATION (MDGs, Goal 2) • Education for illiterate women through a literacy program; • Education for the population through a greater public knowledge of healthy nutritional habits; • Education for women and children through creating a radio station designed to provide them with educational programs, micro credit programs . 3. HEALTH (MDGs, Goal 6) • Health for people with AIDS through Improving their nutritional habits and changing the feeding Habits of families; • Health for people with AIDS and those vulnerable to catching HIV/AIDS, through educating of the population, About healthy behavior and habits; • Health for people through collection of batteries, which will reduce their exposure to harmful environmental pollutants in developing countries 4. SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Integration and improvement of the socioeconomic conditions of rural women in the areas of intervention of the • (Association for the Promotion of Employment And Housing); • Environmental improvement through collection of a greater quantity of batteries, a greater amount of recycling and the introduction of environmentally friendly legislation. 5. WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT (MDGs, Goal 3) • Women’s empowerment for women who can play a greater role in economic life through participation in a literacy programs and training so that they are proficient in professions such as pottery and sewing; • Women’s empowerment through training women to use and manage communications skills to support other women's including, Micro Credit programs focussing on women.
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6. MICRO CREDIT PROGRAMS (MDGs, Goals 1-2-3-8) To organize the women into action / self help groups; To create awareness in the community about their situation, the causes for their poverty and how to over come out of it; To bring unity and cooperation among the women; To enhance their earning capacity and improve their standard of living condition through dairy programs; To train up the beneficiaries in livestock management in new scientific methods & technique; To introduce small saving schemes and credit management groups among the community; To strengthen the community to fight against injustice and atrocities on women; To change the oppressive situation and dependency; To improve the skills and talents of the rural women; To educate them to know the fundamental rights of the women and the facilities available with local Government, NGOs for their development.
PROGRAM OPERATIONS AND PARTNERSHIP FOR 2008 Highlights Global Aid Financial Crisis for 2008 Global - Aid agencies fear private charitable contributions will be hit by the global financial meltdown, and while for many it is still too early to feel the impact, some are already reporting a drop in contributions.“ Through July 2008, in particularly the private revenue trends were positive, with significant increases for all types of donors. Since then, the situation has changed dramatically, which in the fiscal year ending this September the private contributions and donations in support of over 10,000 poverty-fighting projects in more than 20 countries, ranging from sustainable development projects and grant to contribute to MDG's. “Since August 2008 we received confirmation from our partners that they will reduce their contribution due to global financial crisis or will be lower for 2008/2009 “significantly” meant by more than 30 percent. “Though the decreases have been felt among all types of donors, this trend is most apparent for direct mail and annual giving donors or fund-raising. For these donors, the number of gifts has stayed the same, but the average gift is limited. In 2008 WFWO’s programs focussed on grant were reported that grants request received for 2008 is approximately more than 145, due to the financial crisis the WFWO approved 84 grants for 2008, in more than 45 countries , showing that 80% increase over 2007. We are grateful to all our partners supporters for their contributions, from private funds, commodities, bilateral contributions co.-financing programs, volunteers staff, services. The WFWO’s will continue to expand our donor base and increase partnerships with the private sector, in order to raise public awareness to support a global development issues, through the Goodwill Ambassador for Developments and Friends of WFWO networks, as well as special events such as Second life, Charity Day 2008 organized by our partner 888.Com Holding, Terra Finance New York (USA), and other fundraising campaign, to support the WFWO’s activities worldwide. The WFWO strategy plan for 2008/2009, was revised by the WFWO’s Board Directors and established an International Task Force in charge of Resource Mobilizations Team, to straighten the mobilization of resources through effective partnerships among all stakeholders and to play a catalytic role to give more importance of targeting grants assistance for 2009/10 to implement the WFWO activities in developing countries that population needs assistance focusing on: improving development effectiveness of food security, health, educations, HIV/AIDS, grants, to support sustainable development programs with particular emphasis on the needs of women and children and straighten our relations with our partners, NGOs and CBOs networks as a result of opportunities to improve our common programs and objectives as per strategy plan. The WFWO Strategy Plan for 2009/15 will focus on areas with the potential for high-impact, sustainable solutions that can reach hundreds of millions of people. We work closely with our financial partners to support innovative approaches and expand existing ones so they reach the people who need them most to help them self and to contribute to MDGs. We also support policy and advocacy efforts to accelerate progress against the world’s most acute poverty. Our mission will continue to work closely with our financial partners and communities to achieve our common objectives to increase opportunities for people in developing countries to overcome hunger and poverty.
More effort needed with the solidarity of all in order
to eliminate hunger. Nearly 2.5 billion people live on less than $2 a day, and more than 1 billion suffer from chronic hunger. Three quarters of the 1.1 billion people living on less than $1 a day live in rural areas, and most rely on agriculture for their food and income. We work to help these small farmers boost their productivity, increase their incomes, and build better lives for their families. We believe that progress is possible on a large scale and in very poor countries. Fewer than 10 percent of the world's poor have access to safe, affordable financial services. We are working with a wide range of based organizations Communities and financial partners to help make micro-finance particularly savings accounts widely accessible to poor people throughout the developing world.
Assistance Program components provided by WFWO for Local Community Based Organization to support their communities in developing countries, focused on environment is the key to end poverty.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAMS COMPONENTS FOR 2008 WFWO’s GRANT PROGRAMS OPERATIONS BY REGION: AFRICA, ASIA, LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN EXPECTED RESULTS / OUTPUTS
FIELD Poverty Alleviation
Increase in revenues of poor and affected families;
Encouragement of economic initiative and agricultural development;
Increase in standard of living of disadvantaged families;
Micro-Credit programs ;
♦ Women and children are enabled to better express themselves and learn; ♦
Exchange and transfer of knowledge enhanced;
Project evaluation available for dissemination to other localities;
Environmental issues better understood;
♦ Identification of groups with bad nutritional habits and subsequent adoption of ♦
adequate nutritional habits; Inform target group on connection between nutrition and health, Increase in
quality in personal hygiene; Consumption of clean drinking water;
Lower HIV/AIDS infection rates;
More voluntary HIV/AIDS testing;
Increased use of condoms;
Creation of educational partnerships on AIDS
♦ Emergency first aid and relief operations
♦ Checked proliferation of harmful/dangerous substances, Increased ♦
contributions relating to the environmental sector of Africa; Signing and Ratifying of an international environmental convention;
Strengthening of transnational environmental network through centralized
operating system; Greater available environmental expertise;
Greater collecting and recycling capacity;
Combating against pollution;
Conservation activities for land and forests;
Education and training about and for environmental activities;
♦ Greater social integration and influence in their families and communities; ♦
Increased female professional participation and revenue earning capacity due
to training; Greater participation in political and economic life;
PARTNERSHIP GROUP The WFWO and its Partners, are closely interrelated and integrated the components of the project activities and objectives on “Promoting UN Partnership initiatives with Local NGOs by Regions and Strengthening their Capacity to Enhance their Contribution to the MDGs for Human Security and Local Sustainable Development”, as shown by the following diagram:
THE MAIN PARTNERSHIP
INTERRELATION OF THE PROJECT COMPONENTS, ACTIVITIES & OBJECTIVES OUTPUTS AND RESULTS
GRANT PROGRAMS ACTIVITIES FOR 2008 In late 2008 the WFWO’s Board of Directors approved a comprehensive set of changes to our grant making strategy plan to established and Task Force Resource Mobilizations which were implemented in early 2009. The losses in our endowment and the diminished of global financial crisis conditions in the economy made this re-alignment of our work necessary. As a result of our new and, with any luck, temporary focus on “safety net” grants, we have had to reduce and pending of funding to a number of community based organizations in 2007/08– all of which contribute mightily to the quality of life of communities in developing countries, but this decision was not made easily or without regret is only temporary due to global financial crisis of 2008. We hope that we will be able to reintroduce new grants funding streams in the up coming years to support local communities in developing countries to ever come their poverty and to contribute to the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals. The global recession constrained the WFWO’s grant making in 2008 as well. As a result of significant losses in the WFWO’s endowment we had to downscale our plans for grant-making in 2008. The WFWO made contributions in separate grants to the following regions: Africa - 36, Asia - 42, Latin America and Caribbean - 6, total of to 84 different community base organizations during the year 2007/08. The gross contributions was about 25% less than the 2007, of the 84 grants paid out during the year 2008 : Africa - 42,8% Asia - 50% and Latin America & Caribbean - 7,20 % of the total, were awarded to new grantees that we had never funded before. The number of general operating supports grants that were awarded increased from 15% in 2007 to 30% in 2008. We believe that general operating support is one of the most important kinds of financial assistance that we can provide to key providers during a time of global financial crisis.
WFWO Operations Programs Around the world since 2002 AFRICA Region ASIA Region EASTERN EUROPE Region LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN Region Special Programs & Emergency Operations
AFRICA REGION ASIA REGION LATIN AMERICA&CARIBBEAN REGION EASTERN EUROPE REGION
WATER IS LIFE AND IS RIGHTS TO ALL HUMAN BEING TO HAVE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER
WFWO’s Achievements to Raise Public Awareness Around the World in 2008: •
WFWO achievements to raise a public awareness on global development issue for
2008, thanks to the innovative solutions and partnerships developed with our partners to support the MDGs, as well as to WFWO’s Goodwill Ambassadors and WFW Friends for more that 1600 networks around word, and we are working with private sector, and other non-profit organizations, governments around the world and leading financial institutions, to raise public awareness and resource mobilizations, and to build a diverse, action-oriented, global coalition to meet the promise of our generation—the end of extreme poverty and to implement the Eight MDGs objectives to be reached by 2015: •
The WFWO highlighted that will continue to work closely with its partners and with indigenous people group from New Zealand and Latin America region, in order to implement and to achieve the objective of the Millennium Development Goals 7 and to maintain the human right of indigenous people sustainable development programs, is essential so that increasing numbers of the world's indigenous peoples can truly live in dignity, justice, prosperity and peace.
In 2008 it was a negative and failed year for hall world, due to the global food and financial crisis, we raised public awareness around the world in the occasion of "This year’s World Food Day 2008, comes at a time of crisis. Global Financial Crisis and turmoil is exacerbating concerns about rising food and fuel costs, which have already driven 75 million people deeper into the abyss of hunger and poverty.”
The aims to raise public Awareness to promote a global development issues to call attention and to inform trough WFWO’s networks the International communities about the maggiore activities to mark and observe the United Nations activities need more attention and action in particularly the eight MDGs are: Media field visit Latin America to report on MDGs on 2008, World Food Day, World AIDS Day, World Malaria Day, World Environment Day, United Nations Day, World Women’s Day, World Water Day, World Humanitarian Day, World’s Indigenous People Day, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. For further information please visit the WFWO’s website at Media and Publications.
WFWO’s campaign under slogan "One World One Hope - The Millennium Development Goals Millennium is Common Vision and Global Commitments", we are proud to continue to work with all our supporters and partners to ensure these goals are achieved through innovation, inspiration and partnership of all forms contributions to make the difference to our world we share.
INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS, ROUNDTABLE SEMINAR BRIEFINGS SESSIONS & SPECIAL EVENTS ACHIEVED 2008 WFWO’s International Events aims organized in 2008 : 1) The main aims of International Meetings and Roundtable / Seminars / Briefings for 2008, are to promote the Millennium Development Goals and raise public awareness’ on global development issues and to call international leaders and communities to react and to implement the MDGs targets to be reached by 2015. The majority of events is organized and sponsored by the WFWO’s and its Partners, under the patronage of local Authorities and hosting selected countries in different Regions around the world. 2) The objectives of Roundtables/Seminars, Briefing Sessions organized by WFWO in 2008, in the Universities, Schools, Private Sectors, Group and Government, focussed on a global learning process that has focused on learning from successful and less than successful efforts to reduce poverty throughout the world and the implementation of the MDGs and other global development issues, by the WFWO’s networks around the world as follows:
Special Event and Program (I)
GLOBAL AIDS CAMPAIGN WORLD AIDS DAY, 1st December 2008 - Rome (Italy) To mark the important of the World Aids Day, 1st December 2008, the WFWO in close partnership with its partners, organized a special event and briefing session, the main aims is to promote the Millennium Development Goals objectives against HIV/AIDS, Goal 6, with participations of more than 1.000 persons, in presence of the Authorities, Academic personality, NGOs, Public, Media and by the WFWO’s networks around the world.
Special Event and Program (II)
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN (IDEVAW) - 25 November 2008 - Rome (Italy) To observed and promote the IDEVAW in 2008, the WFWO in partnership with its partners, organized a special event and briefing session, the main aims is to promote the Millennium Development Goals objectives against women Goal 3, with participations of more than 200 persons, in presence of Authorities, Academic personality, NGOs, Public, Media and by the WFWO’s networks around the world.
Special Event and Program (III)
BRIEFING SESSIONS: Universities and Schools in Rome, (Italy) To mark the United Nations Day, 24 October 2008 the WFWO organized in cooperation with the local authorities a special briefing sessions, was also organized for more than 24 Schools and Universities, to promote the MDGs objectives and Global development issues to raise public awareness for youth generations in 2008.
Special Event and Program (IV)
WORLD FOOD DAY - 16 October 2008, Rome (Italy) In the occasion of the 16 October 2008, the WFWO in partnership with its partners, organized a special event and briefing session; the main aims is to promote the Millennium Development Goals - Goal 1 / 2 / 3, with the participations of more than 400 persons, in presence of Authorities, Academic personality, NGOs, Public, Media, and by the WFWO’s networks around the world.
Special Event and Program (V)
Special Conference organized by our partner COPEAM, 16-18 May 2008, Bucharest (Romania) 15th CONFERENCE OF COPEAM: focussed on "Media and new intercultural challenges: Mediterranean without frontiers" - Bucharest (Romania). The UN NGO IRENE Coordinator participate trough our partner COPEAM to 15th Conference to promote Peace, Development and MDGs, in the region with the participation of more than 200 Media representatives.
Special Event and Program (VI)
3rd UN-NGO-IRENE ASIA-PACIFIC CONFERENCE, 28 - 30 April 2008, Beijing (Republic of China) - Conference sponsored by the WFWO. To promote the MDGs - Goal 3, the Conference focussed on a review of the Strategic Framework on MDGs and setting up national centers of excellence through UN NGO IRENE network and also discuss the theme of the next ECOSOC HLS meeting: Sustainable Development with all coordinators from other regions sponsored by the WFWO. The Conference will also focusing on the UN NGO a special side meeting for strategy plan among the global UN NGO IRENE Coordinators.
Special Event and Program (VII)
WFWO’s MEDIA FIELD VISIT TO MEXICO - February 2008 As per WFWO’s Communications Strategy and Action Plan for 2007 - 2010 for the Latin America and Caribbean, as well as the United Nations agencies, and NGO’s working in the region carried out a review of the progress and main challenges encountered in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) in relation to fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals. In this context the WFWO‘s Communications Team has visited Oaxaca Region (Mexico), "the heart of the LAC to report on LAC Achievements on the Millennium Development Goals” the main objective of the reportage is to call International Communities and sensibilities the public awareness to react to support the region LAC to implement its MDGs targets by 2015.
Special Event and Program (VIII)
FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT WFWO’s HUMANITARIAN ACTIVITIES - CHARITY DAY Special Funding Raising for 2008, organized by our partner 888.COM Holding. In 2008, WFWO’s welcomed the launch of World Charity Day, an unprecedented, global campaign to support selected Organizations including the WFWO - the campaign thought the spotlight on hunger and poverty, through international promotions and online donations.
SPECIAL PROGRAM AND MEDIA FIELD VISIT Name of program (I)
Planet - IPS – Communications Support Project to Promote NGO Activities worldwide (phase V) Location of project: Germany-Italy, USA-France Responsible Organizations Planet – IPS - World For World Organization (WFWO) Description The main objectives of the project are to strengthening the United Nations NGO section and promote the New Millennium Developments Goals, Achieve universal primary education. The main aims of the project Planet-IPSWFWO, will distribute international TV programs in different languages to all European and Worldwide television channels via satellite communications or the internet. 1. In order to increase information on cooperation and development, Planet-IPS also plays out programs, international news and specialized magazines on the subject of cooperation and development to all broadcasters in Europe. Planet-IPS dedicates particular attention to the Non Governmental Organization under the United Nations ECOSOC Status. Attention is also given to Non - Profit Organizations (NGOs) whose activities are linked to issues of cooperation and development in developing countries with limited communications budget. 2. Planet-IPS offers the pay-out of TV - material for broadcasting release of programs, magazines, news and any other events that WFWO organizes on matters of cooperation and development. 3. Planet-IPS will produce a three-minute special program on some of WFWO’s activities including NGO IRENE, for broadcasting via Satellite to promote the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations (MDGs) cooperation and development magazine. 4. Planet-IPS will provide all logistical support for any briefing or interview as required by WFWO upon prior consultation.
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FUNDING AND SUPPORTERS TO WFWOâ€™s ACTIVITIES WFWO gratefully acknowledges support from our financial partners, private sector corporations, and individuals in 2008. We are enormously grateful to all of our donors, including those whose gifts under $1.00 Can Make the Difference. Every contribution is very important to WFWO.
SPECIAL FUNDING PARTNER COMMITMENTS FOR 2008/2010
Terra Finance USA, for grants and the Establishment of the Resource Mobilizations Team Task Force 2008/2010.
Keeping our promises: Your contributions are in good hands World For World Organization (WFWO), is committed to addressing the vital need for food security, education, drinking water and health, environment. We aim to increase our impact both directly on the ground through our partner organizations, and indirectly by influencing others and promoting best practice in the field in developing countries, any resources entrusted to us has the potential to be transform on specific projects to be directed to rural communities and population, women, children and families needed.
Revenue and overhead trends In 2008, WFWOâ€™s revenue increased 10% percent. Revenue in 2007 included 5% from generous support of our financial partners .
PROGRAM SERVICES HONORING OUR PARTNERS AND DONATORS IN ALL WE DO The WFWO’s, believes the resources at our disposal are a sacred trust of our partners and donors and supporters on behalf of the poor. Due to it is our faith that motivates us to serve the poor, we are accountable not only to our partners an donors and supporters Our commitment to stewardship means we optimize and distribute resources where they are needed most. Programs and costs are carefully monitored and reviewed, donations and grants are used for their intended purposes, and funds are leveraged for maximum impact. Overhead rate is one of several metrics WFWO uses to evaluate the efficiency of our work. We also recognize that Humanitarian programs effectiveness should not be judged by its overhead alone. To successfully carry out our mission of freeing children, women, indigenous and poor peoples around the world from poverty, WFWO regularly monitors and evaluates our programs to ensure the highest quality and efficiency and evaluations, as per WFWO’s policy and lending criteria.
MAXIMIZING OUR RESOURCES The WFWO resources mobilizations, funding sources form private cash gifts, government grants, private sector fundraising campaign, special event , individuals and gifts-in- Measuring our stewardship kind - allow us to leverage all sources efficiently and keep overhead low. The leverage to access grants and other donations. As a result, on average, every dollar donated results in more than one dollar in assistance to enrolled in our programs — even after fundraising and administrative costs.
HOW WFWO USE OF DONATIONS OF SUPPLEMENTARY FUNDS BY WFWO ? WFWO, through the trust and support of donors, helped 980.000 people across 45 countries in the Financial Year of 2008 (October 2007 - September 2008). To ensure that every cent is well accounted for WFWO continues to control its costs to the minimum. During this past year, WFWO was able to keep its overheads at 5% of total annual expenses (1% for fund-raising cost and 5% for administration cost) while other funds was used for programs and grants, meaning from 85% to up 95% of donations were directly used for the global relief and sustainable development programs and grants to improve the livelihood of the poor. To enable donors and the general public to understand how donations are effectively.
Financial Highlights - 2008 *reserved to rapidly respond to future emergency relief needs and community development programs. This summary was extracted from the Financial Statements for the year ended 30 September 2008 audited by the controller.
Private cash contribution Donations of commodities for goods&services International co-financing projects&Direct Grants Other income
Administration Services Programs & Grants Campaign & Fundraising
In order to increase the transparency and accountability of WFWO, we hereby outline our main practices and mechanisms on resource governance.
Fund and Project Management WFWO manages all projects and donations itself and there are rigorous procedures to ensure the proper use of donations. Before confirming support to a project, WFWO ensures the availability of ministry funding and appraises the project plans and budgets based on the needs assessments. All funding and budget commitments follow WFWO's standard policies and procedures and are monitored by WFWOâ€™s Resource Mobilization Team. After a project is completed, an evaluation is performed to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the project for future improvement as per WFWOâ€™s policy and procedures guidelines.
Operations Cost Control
Our operations are bounded by strict cost controls. Internal policies and procedures on expenditure are in place to ensure that every dollar raised is properly used. During this past year, only 5% of annual income was spent on administration and fund-raising, while 85% to up 95% of our income was used for global relief and sustainable development programs and grants.
Audit Committee The Board of Directors set up an Audit Committee in 2007/08. The Committee is comprised of three members; its membership is reviewed every two years by the Board. The Committee considers the appointment and the audit fee of the external auditor, discusses internal and external audit matters, and reviews the annual financial statements and internal control system.
External and Internal Audit WFWO has appointed experts to perform the annual financial audit. Various fund-raising activities and relief projects grants funded by government or international financial institutions and foundations, private sector are also audited by external auditors as required by the Executive President and Board Directors. To ensure ministry quality and the proper use of funds, and that internal monitoring mechanisms are properly in place, the WFWO and the project Management Team and Resource Mobilization Team have established their own internal audit department. Annual audits and operational audits are performed regularly. Each project team undergoes an independent audit every three years, has also established an internal audit function for many years to enhance internal control and to improve cost efficiency and effectiveness. 32
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 1.
DOES THE MONEY I GIVE ACTUALLY GET THROUGH ?
HOW MUCH DO YOU SPEND ON OVERHEADS ?
YES! WFWO manages all projects and donations by its own staff and there are rigorous internal audit procedures to ensure the proper use of donations. In addition, audits are conducted every year to account for every dollar received and we have a policy of hiring auditors of the highest professional reputation to ensure our financial statements give a true and fair view of the state of our organization. Many donors have joined our Supporter or Friends in which they have seen for themselves that not only does their money get there, but that it is wisely used to improve the lives of the children and their communities.
WFWO commits to make the best use of its donations. During the 2008 financial year, administration and fundraising costs were 5% respectively, while 85% to up 95% of total revenue was used for sustainable development programs and technical assistance. Without the subvention of government, a certain amount spent on administration cost is necessary to ensure services are of good quality and to raise funds and campaigns. 3. ARE MY CONTRIBUTIONS TO WFWO TAX-DEDUCTIBLE ? Yes, if your total charity donation exceeds €10, your contributions to WFWO are tax-deductible and are available for all countries. WFWO provides receipts for all donations, regardless of the amount. To encourage charitable donations, through fund raising network the WFWO was recognized and selected by professional fund raising organizations starting from the financial year 2008-2009. 4. WHO CAN RECEIVE THE ASSISTANCE FROM WFWO ? WFWO's assistance is offered to local communities , NGOs, CBOs in need, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. 5. HOW CAN I KNOW MORE ABOUT WFWO's FUNDING ALLOCATION ? The general public can know more about WFWO's funding allocation through several ways, please visit the WFWO’s website: www.worldforworld.org 6. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION ? Your information is used to benefit your involvement in our activities: a. Enabling you to complete a transaction online b. Issuing you an income tax receipt for your donation c. Updating you with all details of you contribution to support the WFWO’s activities 7. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION The first protection we ensure you and to confirm you that the World For World Organization (WFWO) will not use or exchanges your personal information with other organizations. The identity of all who contact us through our website will be kept confidential. The use of your information is limited to internal purposes of the WFWO by authorized staff and no other corporation or organization. 8.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED WITH THE WFWO ADVOCACY’S NETWORKS ?
• Goodwill Ambassador for Development Networks • Be Friend of the WFWO’s Networks • Get involved For further enquiry on our use of donations or if you would like to receive a copy of our newsletters or Annual Report, please contact at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit WFWO’s website: www.worldforworld.org
Organizational Chart 2008-2009 EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT (EP)
Policy & Strategy Team (PST)
Executive Board Members (EBM) Board Members Team (BMT)
Office of the Executive President (OEP)
Executive Secretariat Team (EST)
Planning & Strategy Team (PLST)
Legal Advisers Team (LAT)
Regional Resource Mobilization Team (RRMT) Ambassador for Development Network (ADN)
General Affairs Team (GAT) Financial Team (FT)
Friends of WFWO Network (FWFW)
Operations Team (OT)
Communications Team (CT)
Administration Team (AT)
African Region Team (AFRT)
Public Affairs Team (PAT)
Audit Committee Team (ACT)
Asian Region Team (ASRT)
Media Team (MT)
Partnership Team (PT)
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Published on May 14, 2009
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