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Digni is an umbrella organisation for 17 Norwegian churches and faith-based organisations involved in long-term development cooperation around the world.

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Kenya

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NMS – Use Your Talents Institutional Development Project
Organisation: Det Norske Misjonsselskap
The overall impact statement is still to see congregations engaging in asset based development or diaconal initiatives in their local communities. The role of the UYT-IDP is to support churches to enable and facilitate their congregations to take these initiatives. This will be done by organizing and facilitating different kinds of training and experience sharing together with the participating churches. This is in many ways a continuation of the activities that was organized in the UYT-IP, and that the evaluation report suggested to continue. The specific expected outcomes: • Use Your Talents integrated in training organized by the church or church institutions • Use Your Talents integrated in church policy, organization and routines • Use Your Talents made available and introduced for more churches and people
Use Your Talent
Organisation: Norsk Luthersk Misjonssamband
Introducing churches to the Use Your Talents concept for asset based local development, with the aim of empowering churches to become development actors in their communitiesNLM-Use Your Talents Program
Africa
Burundi
BS – Trauma Healing and Reconciliation in Burundi
Organisation: Bibelselskapet
Sector: Civil Society, Peaceful Relations
Partner: Bible Society of Burundi
The objective of the program is to enable national cohesion through individual and institutional healing, reconciliation and increased collaboration between actors in the field. The program builds capacity in churches, SOS Villages, and government institutions (police, army, veteran\'s institution, and prison authority) to play a role in reconciliation by strengthening their capacities in the field of trauma healing and reconciliation. Partners conduct healing groups and trainings for their communities/constituents, using trained volunteers and staff. The program has separate modules for adults, children, army and police. During the third phase from 2023-2027, the project will focus on expanding and strengthening institutional capacity and ownership, whereby the prison authority is a newly inducted partner. In addition, the project will continue its dialogue with the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) with the aim of establishing a collaboration agreement followed by training and implementation. 
Cameroon
NMS Environment Project of ELCC
Organisation: Det Norske Misjonsselskap
Sector: Civil Society, Environmental Sustainability
Partner: Eglise évangélique luthérienne du Cameroun
Climate change awareness, fight against desertification and forest reduction, awareness raising and enhancing the resilience of the population in Northern Cameroon towards climate changes. To train people in practical environment protection as how to build improved ovens, and establish wood for harvest, is part of the project. The faithful of the ELCC ecclesiastical districts and the local communities they are part, of are the main target.
Congo - Brazzaville
MKN-Gender based Violence Congo Brazzaville
Organisation: Misjonskirken Norge
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Peaceful Relations
Partner: Eglise Evangélique du Congo
Project combat gender based violence violence in church and society (schools). Special focus is on reducing sexual abuse against women and girls, advocating women’s human rights and some income generating activities for victims of violence. 
MKN-Empowerment of Indigenous Peoples in the Republic of Congo (APARC)
Organisation: Misjonskirken Norge
Sector: Civil Society, Peaceful Relations
Partner: Eglise Evangélique du Congo
The project based in the local and national church together with local/national Indigenous People Groups and organisations, other NGOs and local and national authorities, will have as its objective that the indigenous people groups in the project area live in harmonious coexistence with the bantu populations; their human rights and socio-cultural identity is respected, strengthened and promoted. Combatting gender based violence against indigenous women is also part of project. 
Congo - Kinshasa
DNB-Organizational development of the protestant university of Congo North
Organisation: Det Norske Baptistsamfunn
Sector: Civil Society, Quality Education
Partner: Communauté Baptiste du Congo Nord
Impact: In the entire community of Bas-Uélé, we will see a change in mentality, a scientific awareness, and a community that flourishes. Project goal: UPCN is a viable institution of higher education and university with competent personnel. Target groups: Board of Directors and University staff Geographic location: Bas-Uélé province, northern part of DR Congo
DNB-Integrated project
Organisation: Det Norske Baptistsamfunn
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Quality Education
Partner: Communauté Baptiste du Congo Nord
Project goal: The population in the target areas have purchasing power, they contribute to community development and hold local authorities responsible according to people’s rights and duties Target groups: The illiterate population, people who are ignorant of their rights and duties, and men and women who have no notion of saving - from eight of the sixteen church districts of CBCN Geographic location: Bas-Uélé province, northern part of DR Congo
DNB-Education lower Bas-Uele
Organisation: Det Norske Baptistsamfunn
Sector: Civil Society, Quality Education
Partner: Communauté Baptiste du Congo Nord
Project goal: Students studying at CBCN schools are well trained Target groups: Teachers, headmasters, members of parents’ committees, members of school management committees of 23 pilot schools run by CBCN, students from the pilot schools. Theme: Train teachers on the Active and Participatory Pedagogy, train headmasters on school administration and management, train and revitalize parent- and management committees. Geographic location: Bas-Uélé, The Democratic Republic of Congo
Egypt
NMS-Living for a better story
Organisation: Det Norske Misjonsselskap
Sector: Civil Society, Good Health
Partner: Media-Arts for Development
The overarching goal of LFBS phase 2 is «Ensuring mental health and wellbeing for women and men in two target areas in Egypt». This is based on the situation and local context related to problems of mental (emotional) health and gender-based violence in Egypt. The project will provide different spaces (online and offline) where men and women; with special attention to divorced women will gain the knowledge about mental health, their unmet emotional needs and space to express themselves through different activities, media and arts.
NMS Current Affairs II (YES )
Organisation: Det Norske Misjonsselskap
Sector: Civil Society
Partner: Sat 7 Media Services Limited
YES is a communications for Development (C4D) project based in Egypt focusing on the cultivation of Social Cohesion as a means to address widespread despondency and apathy among rights-deprived youth. This project used conventional and media-based interventions to promote diversity and develop personal responsibility (empowerment) and creative self-expression. The change the project wants to achieve: Youth in Egypt and across the MENA region experience a greater sense of social cohesion based on the promotion of diversity, personal responsibility, and creative self-expression. How will the project work to achieve this overall change: This overall goal will be pursued through three outcome level goals, namely 1) Together, 2) For our Society and 3) To Build the Future. 1. Toghether: Youth in Egypt and across the MENA region possess a greater awareness of the drivers of social erosion and a more hopeful outlook. 2. For our Society: Youth in Egypt across the MENA region cultivate a greater sense of individual and corporate responsibility through building bridges of understanding and addressing matters of injustice. 3. To build the future: Youth in Egypt and across the MENA region more actively and independently engage in resolving matters of shared public concern so that life can be improved for all.
NMS – Forb and gender fra SAT – 7
Organisation: Det Norske Misjonsselskap
Sector: Civil Society
Partner: Sat 7 Media Services Limited
FoRB and Gender Equality is a Communications for Development (C4D) project based in Egypt. Through implementing a series of activities including training, the organization of groups and clubs, and media components this project seeks to meet its objective that women and men, boys and girls, living within their faith-informed context in MENA, experience the freedom to have, change and manifest an alternative belief equally, regardless of their gender.  Have, Change and, Manifest are the three outcomes of this project.
Eswatini
DFEF-Fighting GBV and reducing school dropouts due to teenage pregnancy
Organisation: De Frie Evangeliske Forsamlinger
The project seeks to utilize community, Church and school dialogues to combat the escalating rates of gender-based violence (GBV) in 21 communities in 3 constituencies in the Shiselweni region. The project beneficiaries will be empowered with knowledge on GBV and teenage pregnancy that will provoke the pertinent conversations around the two subjects which are considered taboo in many communities around Eswatini. The project further seeks to reduce the constantly growing school dropout rates due to teenage pregnancy. This will ensure that both teenage girls and boys enroll and remain in school until completion. Completing school will provide the teenagers with a level playing ground in competing for scarce employment opportunities that could secure their future socio-economic well-being and break the vicious cycle of poverty amongst their families. The project will ensure sustainability by utilizing duty bearers such as community-based structures that are entrusted by the Government of Eswatini with the responsibility to fight these social ills. The project will horn the skills of community-based structures such as Community Health Motivators, Home Based Carers, and Community Police. These structures will facilitate the dialogues in conjunction with the project staff and act as a catalyst in the fight against GBV and teenage pregnancy in their communities and further sustain the impact of the project after transition. Key Community Leaders such as Pastors, Head Teachers, Career Guidance Teachers, Leaders of Schools Committees and Chiefdom Inner Councils will be trained on GBV and Teenage Pregnancy to create ownership of the interventions.
DFEF- STREEC (Solar Training & Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship Centre)
Organisation: De Frie Evangeliske Forsamlinger
Set up a training centre for marginalized population in Eswatini, to offer training primarily in renewable energy and assist such trained candidates in pursuing entrepreneurship and thereby further creating employment and facilitating energy access in their region. We shall leverage technologies in domain of decentralized solar energy, biomass and agricultural waste, off-grid clean energy solutions through a cooperation between local/international partners, private sector and educational institutions.
Ethiopia
NLM-Maternal and Infant Health Project – MIHP
Organisation: Norsk Luthersk Misjonssamband
The project is focusing on maternal and infant health through adressing the low awareness level on mother and child care services in the community, supportive supervision, the referral linkage system between community level to health centers and the lack of basic equipment 
WYC- Mother Tongue Education and Literacy in Southwestern Ethiopia
Organisation: Wycliffe
Partner: SIL Ethiopia
The language communities of Aari, Ale, Erbore, Dirashe, Banna, Konso and Tsamakko in southwestern Ethiopia are strengthened in the development, use, and vitality of their language. The models and methodologies for learning introduced in this program will foster motivation, learning, competance and meaningful interaction within the greater multilingual society.
UIO Girl’s education: Learning and thriving
Organisation: Ungdom i Oppdrag
Sector: Civil Society, Quality Education
Partner: Harvest Church of God
In the project Girl\'s education: learning and thriving, the local partner is responding to a huge need for quality increase in the rural schools surrounding the earlier projects we have worked with in West Arsi Zone, Ethiopia. Students scores in public schools are expetíonally low, especially for girls. The project aim to increase learning outcome and girl\'s access to education. The project is involving four local government operated schools, official education offices and our local partner.
NMS-Green Livelihood Program in Western Ethiopia (Green LIP)
Organisation: Det Norske Misjonsselskap
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Sustainability
Partner: Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus
The general objective of the programme is improved livelihood of the target communities, especially for women and youth, in Oromia and Benishangul-Gumuz regional states in Ethiopia. The program is designed to address the socio-economic problems of the communities in the target areas regardless of religion, ethnicity, gender and age. Especially women and youth in the target communities should be able to access income and legal rights. Peaceful coexistence in the target communities is sought through maintaining traditional conflict management mechanisms and transfer of knowledge to the younger generation. Main outcomes from the program should be enhanced care for the environment among the target communities along with practising of sustainable agriculture that is resilient to climate change.
NMS Women Peace Building Engagement in EECMY (WPBE)
Organisation: Det Norske Misjonsselskap
Sector: Civil Society, Peaceful Relations
Partner: Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus
The Women Peace Building Engagement envisages promoting women’s role in peace building by mobilizing women from the EECMY structure and at the community level. The project aims at creating spaces for women to engage in decision-making for peace (peace leadership). In a context where women’s efforts are largely neglected and they are excluded from influencing peace processes, the project will enhance meaningful participation of women in locally driven and owned strategies for sustainable peace.
NMS SIL Children and Adults Learning in the Mother Tongue in BGRS (II)
Organisation: Det Norske Misjonsselskap
Sector: Civil Society, Quality Education
Partner: SIL Ethiopia
The project aims to improve the quality of education in Benishangul-Gumuz regional state through pre-service and in-service training of teachers, development of teaching materials and supplementary reading materials in local languages, and functional women literacy classes. The new phase of the project will focus on the Mao, Komo and Gwama languages, and following the Ethiopian new education policy, teaching material for kindergarten will also be developed. 
NMS EECMY DWM Women Empowerment Program
Organisation: Det Norske Misjonsselskap
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment
Partner: Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus
The program is designed to work against the factors that constrain women’s involvement in decision making (gender equality) and economic access in the Church and society. The main aim of the Programme is to contribute towards   exercising equality in a violence-free environment among women and men in the target area. The project will work on an institutional level to increase the contribution of women in decision-making bodies at all levels of the church structure. Parallel to this, the project will organize Self-Help Groups to give women opportunity for leadership and economic empowerment, and Believers Conversations that will foster discussions about harmful traditional practices and gender equality in the church and society. 
NMS – Safe from Irregular Migration
Organisation: Det Norske Misjonsselskap
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment
Partner: Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus Development and Social Services Commission
Having a goal of reduce the vulnerability of the community (women and youth) to irregular migration and human trafficking and its impacts, Safe from Irregular Migration (SIM) is a three-year project, that will be implemented by EECMY DASSC in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The project, mainly targets returnees and the ready-to-migrate youth groups and has three main objectives: A strengthened civil society that can work against human trafficking and irregular migration; A decreased social and economic vulnerability of the targeted returnees and at-risk youths to irregular migration and human trafficking; and Capacitated community to denounce irregular migration and human trafficking and inclusion of the returnees. With a total budget of 3.2 million NOK, the project directly benefits more than 35,000 (28,500 women). The intervention of the project mainly focus on women and youths who are highly vulnerable to migration and its consecutive impacts. Rather than trying to cover wider area with shallow intervention, the project focus on relatively narrow area with deep intervention that will have a lasting impacts within the community. Besides, based on the experience it gains in the implementation of the first phase of the project, EECMY DASSC use religious leaders and community elders as a change agent in creating awareness within the community that helps the migrants to take informed decisions. As the change agents are highly valued and respected, they also serve in integration of the returnee with the community. 
NLM-Sinana Goro Gender and Women Empowerment Project
Organisation: Norsk Luthersk Misjonssamband
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Peaceful Relations
Partner: EECMY Development and Social Services Commission
The goal of the project is to contribute to the sustained improvement of girls and women rights protection and livelihood condition of the target community. The main aim of the project is elimination of female genital mutilation (FGM), while other components serve as supplementary. The project works to increase the capability of women and girls to exercise their basic and legal rights fully, and reduced disparities of women and men in access to control over, and benefit from economic, social, political opportunities. In addition, women economic status will be improved through secure sustainable access to markets and productive resources leading to increased income.
NLM-Reducing Neonatal and Maternal Mortality Project in South Omo Zone
Organisation: Norsk Luthersk Misjonssamband
Sector: Civil Society, Good Health
Partner: Norwegian Lutheran Mission-Ethiopia
The project aims to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality among the target population. Thus, this project aims to support regional and local government in their work to reduce maternal deaths. 
NLM-Jigjiga School Capacity Improvement Project
Organisation: Norsk Luthersk Misjonssamband
Sector: Civil Society, Good Health
Partner: Norwegian Lutheran Mission-Ethiopia
The overall development goal of the project is to improve the capacity of some schools in Jigjiga area by improving the teaching and learning environment and also improve the management competence in the school community.
NLM-Filtu Food Security Project (FFSP).
Organisation: Norsk Luthersk Misjonssamband
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Sustainability, Good Health
Partner: EECMY Development and Social Services Commission
The overall development goal of the project is to contribute to livelihood enhancement of target community . This is done through creating access to improved agricultural inputs, dry land farming techniques, increased access to water with quality and improving health status of the community.
NLM-East Bale Livelihood Resilience Project
Organisation: Norsk Luthersk Misjonssamband
Sector: Civil Society, Environmental Sustainability, Good Health
Partner: EECMY Development and Social Services Commission
The goal of the project is to contribute to sustained livelihood resilience of target community in East Bale zone of Raytu and Dawesarar districts. This area is prone to recurrent extreme drought, and people are mainly dependent on safety net for survival. The project will introduce climate smart agricultural practices (CSAP) and WASH in order to improve their livelihood resilience and access to water, good hygiene and sanitation.
NLM-Clean and Safe Environment Project – CASE
Organisation: Norsk Luthersk Misjonssamband
Sector: Civil Society, Environmental Sustainability
Partner: Norwegian Lutheran Mission-Ethiopia
The project will contribute to improved health status and increase the awareness on environmental protection, improved waste management, collection and disposal techniques and enhancing the social, aesthetic and economic benefits of the environment. 
NLM-Bena Tsemai – Pastoral Community Development Project (BT-PCDP)
Organisation: Norsk Luthersk Misjonssamband
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Good Health
Partner: EECMY Development and Social Services Commission
The development goal is to contribute to improved livelihoods of pastoralist and agro-pastoral households.
BS – Hadiyya Adult Literacy Program
Organisation: Bibelselskapet
Sector: Civil Society, Quality Education
Partner: Bible Society of Ethiopia
Objective: Increase adult literacy and community engagement in the Hadiyya zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia. Activities to achieve objective; an expansion of the authorities’ Functional Adult Literacy program into more woredas in the zone in collaboration with CSOs (currently only in 2 out of 13 woredas); engaging CSOs to provide transition classes for people who are literate in the Saba script to transition this knowledge into Latin script; engage CSOs to provide basic literacy for those who need in order to be able to follow functional literacy classes; further development of materials for teaching and monitoring.
Kenya
NPM-Ubunifu Youth project
Organisation: Pinse Bistand
The Ubunifu (meaning innovation), is an innovative project envisioning young vulnerable people in Turkana utilizing innate talents, skills, assets, and opportunities for their social and economic benefits. They are participating in decision making in FPC Church and the community and they are involved in policy formulation and civic engagement.
NPM Inuka Dada
Organisation: Pinse Bistand
Sector: Civil Society
Partner: Free Pentecostal Fellowship Kenya
Overall Goal: Communities and Organizations are adopting inclusive leadership FPFK church members are embracing inclusive leadership. FPFK church members will be well informed and implementing policies, election rules and the constitutional articles that will lead more women to be involved in leadership at the local, regional and national levels. FPFK regions are adopting inclusive leadership. Community members including cultural leaders, religious leaders, women leaders, youth leaders, village elders and other actors will have gained positive perception towards inclusion of women, youth and other vulnerable members of the society in different leadership and decision-making platforms. Target group: This project will have interventions in all the 33 FPFK regions. It examines the situation of women in leadership within FPFK and provides analysis of the state women leadership within FPFK.
NPM – Widows
Organisation: Pinse Bistand
Sector: Civil Society, Peaceful Relations
Partner: Free Pentecostal Fellowship Kenya
Overall goal: Widows in Luo community are enjoying freedom from all forms of retrogressive widowhood beliefs and practices in Siaya County Project goals: (1) Widows claiming rights and taking responsibilities (2) Improved Mental & physical Health for Widows (3) Good Economic skills among Widows (4) Favourable legal environment for Widows Target area: South East Alego, Ukwala, North Alego, West Alego, Central Alego, East and North Ugenya
NPM – Peace and Resilience
Organisation: Pinse Bistand
Sector: Civil Society, Peaceful Relations
Partner: Free Pentecostal Fellowship Kenya
Overall goal: Communities in conflict have peace resilience for sustainable development. Project goals: (1) Dialogues in place to ensure unity in diversity (2) Functional peace structures in place (3) Positive mental health (4) Trusting Community-State relations (5) Alternative sources of livelihoods Target areas: Muhoroni and Kilgoris The strategy is based on the Resilience for Peace model developed by Interpeace in 2016, whose fundamental principle is to build/strengthen capacities, resources and responses that enable individuals, communities, institutions and the society at large to deal peacefully with the impact of past/present conflict and violence as well as to prevent new and emerging patterns of conflicts and violence. 
NLM-Tana North Community Project
Organisation: Norsk Luthersk Misjonssamband
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Good Health, Quality Education
Partner: Scripture Mission East Africa
The Tana North Community Project will improve the livelihoods of the people of Tana North sub-county through a bridging period that will both phase out some of the work started in previous project periods and test new pilot components. The availability and sustainable management of water will be ensured in Bangale ward, and the people will have adequate and equitable sanitation and basic hygiene before phasing out this part of the project. An adult literacy program will increase the literacy rate in the area. Through two additional pilot components, people will have gained additional learning experiences in income-generating activities and persons with disabilities and their caregivers will increasingly become empowered to raise their voices and claim their rights.
BKN-Substance Use Prevention for Children and Youth in Kenya
Organisation: Blå Kors Norge
Sector: Civil Society
Partner: Blue Cross
The project promotes mental health and protects children and youth from harms caused by alcohol/drugs in Kisumu, Kenya. The project will be implemented in schools and communities of using a comprehensive prevention approach with policy advocacy, life skills education and mobilisation of local communities
Liberia
MM-Community Development Programme
Organisation: Metodistkirkens Misjonsselskap
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Good Health, Quality Education
Partner: The United Methodist Church Liberia
CODEVPRO is a church based community development programme, based on the Partnership in Development model. The programme goal is to improve living conditions for the general population in rural communities with critical needs in Liberia, West Africa, through focus on a strong civil society, health, education and economic empowerment.
BS – Combating Violence against Women and Girls in Liberia
Organisation: Bibelselskapet
Sector: Civil Society, Peaceful Relations
Partner: Bible Society og Liberia
The goal of the project is to empower and enable women and girls to live dignified lives in safe environments. In collaboration with church leaders, government institutions, and civil society organizations, the project will increase awareness and strengthen advocacy on violence against women and girls (VAWG) in five Liberian counties. Support groups for victims of VAWG will be established in project communities. Training will be carried out for key people and institutions responsible for the well-being of women and girls, and women and households at risk will receive career counselling services and enterprise start-up packages. The project is closely aligned with national and local development agendas and priorities.
Madagascar
NMS – MIHASOA (food security in Southern Madagascar)
Organisation: Det Norske Misjonsselskap
Partner: Fiangonana Loterana Malagasy
The overall goal is to improve food security in drought-affected regions in Southern Madagascar. This will be achieved by training farmers on climate-resilient and low-cost technologies, stimulate fodder production and increase access to vaccination. Nutrition will be improved by production of healthy food and increased competence on nutrition. Entrepreneurship in the villages will be promoted on production of farm inputs (seeds, tree seedlings and chicks), improving veterinary services, food processing and promoting women\'s saving and credit groups.
NMS – Miara-Mianatra II (inclusive education)
Organisation: Det Norske Misjonsselskap
Sector: Civil Society, Quality Education
Partner: Fiangonana Loterana Malagasy
The overall goal is inclusion of children with disabilities within mainstream schools and progressive transformation of FLM schools into an inclusive micro-system of education.
Mali
NMS-Integrated Program, Mopti region
Organisation: Det Norske Misjonsselskap
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Peaceful Relations
Partner: Evangelical Lutheran Mission in Mali
The general and long-term goal for the project is to improve the social and health situation of women in the intervention zone. This is done through the reduction of the practice of the FGM until the complete abandonment of this practice and through a general improvement of living conditions for the women and the households. The project objective is to stop the practice of female circumcision, to ensure that the rights of girls are protected and contribute to the welfare of the population in the project area. More specifically Phase III from 2022; Sustain results achieved through preceding phase.
NLM-Natural Resource Management in gold mine zone
Organisation: Norsk Luthersk Misjonssamband
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Sustainability
Partner: Azhar
Natural resource management will be strengthened through restoration of degraded land in gold mine zone, rehabilitation of rivers and construction of micro-dams. Climate smart agricultural techniques will be promoted, and investments in income generating activities will be enabled through savings and loans groups. 
Mozambique
NPM-I want to graduate
Organisation: Pinse Bistand
Sector: Civil Society, Quality Education
Partner: Igreja Evangelica Assembleia Livre em Mozambique
Overall goal: Girls in Cabo Delgado complete secondary education. Project objectives: (1) Girls (right holders) organize themselves and find ways to address their own challenges; (2) Cultural practices preventing girls from completing secondary education is challenged; (3) IEAL capacitated to become a more effective civil society actor. Thematic topics: Strong civil society and quality education. Direct beneficiaries: primary and secondary school girls in Ancuebe, Mecufi and Pemba.
Sierra Leone
MM-Community Empowerment for Livelihood And Development (CELAD)
Organisation: Metodistkirkens Misjonsselskap
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Good Health, Quality Education
Partner: The United Methodist Church Sierra Leone
Community Empowerment for Livelihood and Development, CELAD is a church based community development program in Sierra Leone, Africa, based on the Partnership in Development model. The goal is Improved living conditions and Empowered communities taking the lead in their own development in communities, through a strong civil society, health, education and economic empowerment. Target groups are rural farming communities, vulnerable youths, women and children.
MA-Bonthe District Integrated Development Project
Organisation: Misjonsalliansen
Sector: Civil Society, Good Health, Quality Education
Partner: Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone
Bonthe District Integrated Development Project is a district based integrated community development project catering for marginalized children and youths in the Imperi, Jong, Sogbeni, Kpanda Kemoh and Yawbeko chiefdoms in Bonthe District, Southern Sierra Leone. The overall goal is to improve the health status and quality of education of young people and families in the district. The prime beneficiaries of the BICT project are PPLPs i.e. single women, community groups disaster vulnerable, PWDs, children, etc. 
The African continent
NMS-Tamar Campaign Project
Organisation: Det Norske Misjonsselskap
TCP Phase 2 builds on outcomes and lessons learnt from phase 1 (2018 - 2021),. It contributes to engaging target churches in gender responsive initiatives by mobilizing own resources in such a way that all forms of violence against girls and women are eliminated in the church structures and communities. TCP  instrumentalises the Contextual Bible Study Methodology (CBS) and biblical texts addressing Gender Based Violence (GBV), particularly the story of Tamar, as a model of transformation. Former TCP facilitators will be trained as Ambassadors, who also train and mentor new facilitators in conducting CBS in target congregations. Experience sharing and network meetings will inspire the churches to institutionalize and adopt the Tamar Campaign as a model of gender responsive transformation. This project is implemented by NMS in three countries; Madagascar, Cameroon and Ethiopia
FA-Capacity Building for Community Engagement and Development Across Africa
Organisation: Frelsesarmeen
Partner: The Salvation Army International Development Services
Communities and Salvation Army churches across Africa are empowered together to find sustainable solutions to identified issues through improved systems for project management, strategic planning, deeper relations and ongoing learning. This project works across Africa, and is not limited to one country.
Capacity Building for The Young Samaritan
Organisation: Bibelselskapet
Sector: Civil Society, Peaceful Relations
Partner: United Bible Societies
The goal of the project is to empower and enable women and girls to live dignified lives in safe environments. In collaboration with church leaders, government institutions, and civil society organizations, the project will increase awareness and strengthen advocacy on violence against women and girls (VAWG) in five Liberian counties. Support groups for victims of VAWG will be established in project communities. Training will be carried out for key people and institutions responsible for the well-being of women and girls, and women and households at risk will receive career counselling services and enterprise start-up packages. The project is closely aligned with national and local development agendas and priorities.
Uganda
NPM-Wezesha project – capacity building in leadership and management
Organisation: Pinse Bistand
Sector: Civil Society
Partner: Pentacostal Churches of Uganda
Overall objective: PCU strengthened as civil society actor and their leaders in Masindi, Lira, Soroti and Kampala capacitated to contribute to socioeconomic development of their Churches and local communities. Project objective: 400 PCU leaders have increased knowledge and skills in Management, leadership and financial management. Thematic area: strong civil society. Direct beneficiaries: pastors, women leaders, youth leaders and church administrators from Pentecostal Churches of Uganda.
FA-Sustainable Integrated Development, Western Uganda (SIDE-W)
Organisation: Frelsesarmeen
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Good Health
Partner: The Salvation Army Uganda
Through a multi-sectoral approach, focusing on WASH, food security and economic empowerment, the project will seek to improve livelihoods and health of communities in the Kiryandongo district, north-west of Kampala. 
FA-Sustainable Integrated Development, Eastern Uganda (SIDE-E)
Organisation: Frelsesarmeen
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Sustainability, Good Health
Partner: The Salvation Army Uganda
Goal: Lay the ground work for long term protection of areas surrounding Mt Elgon National park, by addressing root causes of biodiversity degradation and use of protected resources by the local population.  Target group: 6000 HH in the project communities, and local authorities. Theme: Environmental protection and livelihoods. Location: Mt. Elgon region, Eastern Uganda.
FA-Capacity Building for Community Engagement and Development Across Africa
Organisation: Frelsesarmeen
Goal: Communities and Salvation Army churches across Africa are empowered together to find sustainable solutions to identified issues through improved systems for project management, strategic planning, deeper relations and ongoing learning. This project works across Africa, and is not limited to one country. 
BS – Africa Youth Service: Capacity Building for The Young Samaritan
Organisation: Bibelselskapet
Sector: Civil Society, Good Health, Peaceful Relations
Partner: United Bible Societies
Africa Youth Service (AYS) is a specialized unit working on capacity building for development programs within the United Bible Societies (UBS). The unit has two coordinators in Cameroon (Francophone) and Kenya (Anglophone) and is supported by the UBS finance department and Global Mission Team (GMT). The goal of AYS is to strengthen the capacity of national Bible Societies and local partners implementing the Young Samaritan across Sub-Saharan Africa. The goal of the Young Samaritan is to empower, equip, and enable youth to live responsible lives for self- and societal development, while addressing gender-based violence (GBV) and equality, inclusion of people with disabilities (PWDs), sexual- and reproductive health, social media and radicalization, and environmental stewardship. The key program activity consists of interactive workshops based on carefully developed booklets and a high-quality film covering the preceding topics, as well as life-skills training on areas such as peer pressure, personal boundaries, and realistic planning of education and work. Local partners include churches, schools, youth associations, orphanages, and government agencies, which, along with parents/caregivers, have a responsibility to create conducive environments for the application of acquired knowledge and skills. AYS provides strategic support and training in the following areas: Financial management, program design and innovation, communication and networks, monitoring and evaluation, research and development, digital competence, pedagogy, gender equality, and inclusion of PWDs. AYS is also supporting and coordinating project activities at the national level, as well as monitoring and reporting on global indicators. 
BKN-Substance Use Prevention for Children and Youth in Uganda
Organisation: Blå Kors Norge
Sector: Civil Society, Quality Education
Partner: Blue Cross Uganda
The project promotes mental health and protects children and youth from harms caused by alcohol/drugs in four regions of Uganda. The project will be implemented in schools and communities of 4 towns using a comprehensive prevention approach with policy advocacy, life skills education and mobilisation of local communities.
Zimbabwe
MM-Chabadza, Community development programme
Organisation: Metodistkirkens Misjonsselskap
Partner: The United Methodist Church Zimbabwe
Chabadza is a church based community development programme in Zimbabwe, Africa, based on the Partnership in Development model. The programme goal is Improved living conditions for the general population communities in rural, resettlement areas and peri-urban areas. This also includes Orphans and vulnerable children, unemployed youths and young adults, as well as women. The programme themes are a strong civil society, health and education.
Asia
Afghanistan
Organisation:
NMS-Tamar Campaign Project
Organisation: Det Norske Misjonsselskap
Sector: Civil Society, Peaceful Relations
Partner: NMS-Tamar Campaign Project
TCP Phase 2 builds on outcomes and lessons learnt from phase 1 (2018 - 2021),. It contributes to engaging target churches in gender responsive initiatives by mobilizing own resources in such a way that all forms of violence against girls and women are eliminated in the church structures and communities. TCP  instrumentalises the Contextual Bible Study Methodology (CBS) and biblical texts addressing Gender Based Violence (GBV), particularly the story of Tamar, as a model of transformation. Former TCP facilitators will be trained as Ambassadors, who also train and mentor new facilitators in conducting CBS in target congregations. Experience sharing and network meetings will inspire the churches to institutionalize and adopt the Tamar Campaign as a model of gender responsive transformation. This project is implemented by NMS in three countries; Madagascar, Cameroon and Ethiopia..
NMS – Use Your Talents Institutional Development Project
Organisation: Det Norske Misjonsselskap
Sector: Civil Society
The overall impact statement is still to see congregations engaging in asset based development or diaconal initiatives in their local communities. The role of the UYT-IDP is to support churches to enable and facilitate their congregations to take these initiatives. This will be done by organizing and facilitating different kinds of training and experience sharing together with the participating churches. This is in many ways a continuation of the activities that was organized in the UYT-IP, and that the evaluation report suggested to continue. The specific expected outcomes: • Use Your Talents integrated in training organized by the church or church institutions • Use Your Talents integrated in church policy, organization and routines • Use Your Talents made available and introduced for more churches and people
NLM-Use Your Talents Program
Organisation: Norsk Luthersk Misjonssamband
Sector: Civil Society
Introducing churches to the Use Your Talents concept for asset based local development, with the aim of empowering churches to become development actors in their communitiesNLM-Use Your Talents Program
MKN-Mental Health Inclusion Project (MHIP)
Organisation: Misjonskirken Norge
Sector: Civil Society, Good Health
Partner: International Assistance Mission
The MHIP addresses high levels of mental health problems and difficulties faced by people with psychosocial disability (PPSD) in Herat and Ghor provinces of Afghanistan. The project works with cultural and gender sensitivity, closely cooperating with the Government of Afghanistan, communities and their leaders, civil society organizations, health providers and families of PPSDs, aiming to change attitudes and behaviors ensuring that PPSDs are mentally well, socially, and economically included.
MKN-Community Based Mental Health Program
Organisation: Misjonskirken Norge
Sector: Civil Society, Good Health
Partner: International Assistance Mission
Work in 9 communities around Herat for sustainable improvement in the lives of People with Psychosocial Disability (PPSD) and their families through integrated social, psychological and medical care and increased social inclusion.
Bangladesh
NOR-Healthy childhood development program (HCDP)
Organisation: Normisjon
Sector: Civil Society, Peaceful Relations
Partner: Normisjon Bangladesh
The project will establish International Child Development Program (ICDP) in Bangladesh. ICDP training will be provided for three different levels: caregivers, faciitators and trainers. Through ICDP training to several partner organisastions, we want to strengthen families and instituions to better care for their children. The project will also provide Gender based violence seminars. 
FA-Pathways to Empowerment for Sexually Exploited and Vulnerable Women
Organisation: Frelsesarmeen
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Good Health, Peaceful Relations, Quality Education
Partner: The Salvation Army Bangladesh
This project will support women who are sexually exploited and/or vulnerable towards a sustainable livelihood. The project oversees the coordination of a range of diverse responses to the challenges that regularly confront them. A wide option of in-house and external vocational training will be available, combined with strategies that help facilitate access to job opportunities or income generating activities. The project has strong focus on supporting the women to make personalised, informed choices about their lives, to claim their rights and to develop a sustainable livelihood.
FA – Sahanasilata Bangladesh Project
Organisation: Frelsesarmeen
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Sustainability
Partner: The Salvation Army Bangladesh
“Sahanasilata” means “Resilience” and the project’s main focus is to build resilience in areas that are very vulnerable to climate change shocks through interventions addressing improved livelihoods, climate smart agriculture, food security, water management, human rights, socio-economic empowerment and disaster preparedness. The project will intervene through farmers’ groups, self-help groups and several local community committees in local communities around 3 clusters along western Bangladesh
Cambodia
MA-Empowering communities for resource governance and community development
Organisation: Misjonsalliansen
Partner: Environment and Health Education Organization
The project will build the capacity of, support, and empower local communities to gain access to and control over their land and natural resources. It will encourage local ownership and participation of community members in the development of agriculture, health, education, and savings group initiatives. 
MA-Promote livelihood and education with lifelong learning
Organisation: Misjonsalliansen
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Sustainability, Peaceful Relations
Partner: Non-Timber Forest Products
The project will provide capacity building on natural resource management, climate smart agricultural practices, and IP rights. It will encourage IP youth to develop their community through PAR, and work with education stakeholders to improve local schools. 
MA-Holistic Development for Fullness of Life (HDFL)
Organisation: Misjonsalliansen
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Good Health, Quality Education
Partner: Life With Dignity
The overall objective of the project is community people, especially children, have improved livelihood through efficient and sustainable agriculture, primary health care and quality education by 2024. Through an integrated and holistic development approach the project will be implementing in Pursat, Battambang, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Speu and Svay Rieng provinces which focusing on (1) improving food production for daily consumption and profits using value chain mechanisms in the target communities, (2) increasing accessibility to qualify education services and life skills for better learning outcome of target children in preschools and primary schools and; (3) improving basic health care of community and children (Nutrition, WASH and facilities). 
MA-Empowering youth as agents of change in rural Cambodian communities
Organisation: Misjonsalliansen
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment
Partner: Occupation of Rural Economic Development and Agriculture
The project will build the capacity and develop the critical thinking skills of youth in regard to social and governance issues, community organizing, sustainable development, financial literacy and accountability. By working with rural youth groups and using a participatory approach, it will empower youth to be agents of change in their local communities. 
Coalition of Cambodian Farmer Community
Organisation: Misjonsalliansen
Sector: Civil Society, Environmental Sustainability
Partner: Environment and Health Education Organization
The project will build the capacity of, support, and empower local communities to gain access to and control over their land and natural resources. It will encourage local ownership and participation of community members in the development of agriculture, health, education, and savings group initiatives. 
MA-Community Empowerment toward Life with Dignity (CELD)
Organisation: Misjonsalliansen
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Sustainability, Peaceful Relations
Partner: Coalition of Cambodian Farmer Community
The project organizes community members who have land issues, land conflicts and human rights issues, and through local committees empowers them to address their issues to relevant actors. Various trainings on basic human rights and relevant laws are provided, along with linking farmers together through networks and NGOs, for them to push government to be accountable and respond to the farmers’ needs. The project works in communities in 8 provinces mainly in the areas around Phnom Penh. 
MA-Building Resilience Among Indigenous Bunong Women and Youth
Organisation: Misjonsalliansen
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Peaceful Relations, Quality Education
Partner: World Hope International
The project will build resilience among Bunong women and youth in Andong Kralong (AK) and other Bunong communities surrounding the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS). To achieve this goal the project will enable children and youth to thrive in school, create a community safe from violence that is responsive to the rights of children, and improve and increase livelihood opportunities compatible with protecting the biodiversity of their ancestral forests. 
MA – Somleng Prey Lang
Organisation: Misjonsalliansen
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Sustainability, Good Health, Quality Education
Partner: Light of Hope
The project aims to improve income generation through practicing climate-smart agriculture techniques. Through this project the community could adapt to the climate change. The project will also equip community knowledge on primary health care and plan to empower Community Initiative for Development Group (CIDG) and youths to drive development work and to support their initiatives to address challenges that the community face. As well as improve school age enrollment and to reduce dropout rate among children of the indigenous family through improve quality of education. With the total direct Beneficiary around 16500 people and indirect beneficiary 24828 people who live around prey lang area ( Preah Vihear and Steng Treng provinces)
MA – Building a ‘business for development’ model as a means towards sustainable and inclusive economic empowerment
Organisation: Misjonsalliansen
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment
Partner: Mission Alliance Country Office in Cambodia
SMEs are the backbone of most economies as they generate employment and create economic development within communities. Yet, Cambodia faces challenges serving the ‘missing middle’ - SMEs ready to scale but who lack financial investment, competency and networks. The BfD project will create economic and social transformation by developing sustainable, inclusive and equitable value-chains through MABD – a social enterprise within Mission Alliance (MA). We plan to use a marketdriven business model grounded to create a collaborative eco-system of stakeholders to support the development of Cambodian entrepreneurs and businesses as they become ‘4P businesses’ – businesses focused on ‘profit, purpose, people and planet’. As part of this project, MABD will develop three vehicles in Cambodia as a pilot – the MA Academy (to develop competent entrepreneurs), MA Connect platform (to connect entrepreneurs and investors) and the MABD Advisory (to provide assurance and consulting services), with the intent for further expansion to other MA centres.
China
NLM-ICDP China
Organisation: Norsk Luthersk Misjonssamband
Sector: Civil Society, Peaceful Relations
Partner: Shincon AS
The project will develop ICDP China into a viable entity and spread the International Child Development Programme in China through local partners. This will contribute to the realization of children\'s rights and the children\'s ability to develop to their full potential. Children and caregivers of ethnic minorities will be particularly addressed.
HP-Empowerment of children and young adults in Qinghai, China
Organisation: HimalPartner
Sector: Civil Society, Good Health
Partner: Christian Action
This project aims to empower children and young adults in Qinghai who face social, economic and cultural disadvantages. We see this project will not only help empower them with a life skill, regardless of their gender; it also provides them with a better opportunity to integrate into the Community and be a positive member of the Society. It is a manageable way to help break the intergenerational poverty cycle in the northwest of Mainland China. We want to empower young adults by offering them an opportunity to pursue their favourite career through vocational training, job placement services and entrepreneurial coaching, helping them to have a stable job. For children empowerment, we offer training to parents and caregivers in the International Children Development Programme (ICDP), to empower them to serve and to nurture children from age 0 – 18, to receive healthy physical, psychological and social development.  
India
NOR-Equipping Youth for Employment through Skill Training Institute (LIMS)
Organisation: Normisjon
Sector: Civil Society, Quality Education
Partner: Evangelical Social Action Forum
Rural youths of the Santhal Pargana who form the bottom layer of the social pyramid face a real challenge in terms of opportunities for the future. In this region education and skill training centers, as well as employment opportunities are bleak due to poor accessibility and affordability and uneven distribution of institutions. Evangelical Social Action Forum (ESAF) will equip rural marginalized youth for a dignified self-supportive life through Lahanti Intitute of Multiple Skills for education and guidance to access job marked. 
NOR-Development Support Program for Stone Quarry Affected Communities
Organisation: Normisjon
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Sustainability, Good Health, Quality Education
Partner: Lutheran World Service India Trust
The project intends to reduce the vulnerability of the communities predominantly Santhal, caused by the ruthless open cast mining and stone crushing in the bordering districts of Jharkhand and West Bengal. Project activities will focus on improving health conditions, livelihood opportunities and food security levels, environment, education and strengthen the civil society in close co-operations with likeminded organizations working in the region.
NOR-Community Actions for Peace and Reconciliation Project
Organisation: Normisjon
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Sustainability, Good Health, Peaceful Relations, Quality Education
Partner: Lutheran World Service India Trust
Organise people in 100 communities in Kokrajhar and Chirang District of Assam, into Community Based Organisations so that they can take collective action to address causes of insecurity, conflict and hunger, and engage in productive utilization of resources for sustainable livelihood, food and human security. 
Indonesia
NLM-Creation
Organisation: Norsk Luthersk Misjonssamband
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Good Health, Quality Education
Partner: Yayasan Nurani Luhur Masyarakat
Community-based participatory development aiming for good health, quality education, and economic empowerment in three villages on North Sumatera. 
NLM Mental Health Project
Organisation: Norsk Luthersk Misjonssamband
Sector: Civil Society, Good Health
Partner: Yayasan Nurani Luhur Masyarakat
The project will contribute toward dignity for people with mental disabilities through an emphasis on the right to health services, rehabilitation, skills training, capacity building of health workers, and community awareness.
Lebanon
SAI – Changing Perceptions on FoRB in the MENA Region
Organisation: Stefanusalliansen
Partner: Adyan Foundation
Over three years, the project will positively influence perceptions of Freedom of Religion and Belief (FoRB) across the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region via the creation of a Regional FoRB Hub, Mapping Report, Charters by religious leaders/activists, and advocacy campaigns. This will lead, by December 2024, to increased action to promote and protect FoRB by the public, religious leaders, and civil society activists.
Mongolia
NLM-Strengthening Children with disabilities’ Development
Organisation: Norsk Luthersk Misjonssamband
Sector: Civil Society, Good Health, Peaceful Relations, Quality Education
Partner: Norwegian Lutheran Mission-Mongolia
The project will strengthen a local organization for people with disabilities as an actor for children with disabilities\' rights and improve the accessibility for children with disabilities to equally benefit from health and social services. The project will also advocate for increased action from the government concerning their responsibility for children with disabilities\' rights. 
Nepal
NOR-Ending violence for equality
Organisation: Normisjon
Sector: Civil Society, Peaceful Relations
Partner: United Mission to Nepal
EVE project implementing since January 2020 until December 2024 aims to see that families are free from gender-based violence, communities are free from harmful social and traditional practices, and both men and women have equal access and opportunities and live with dignity. It is working in 3 wards (9, 10 & 11) of Bungal Municipality in Bajhang district of Nepal. Project development is based on participatory gender analysis of the situation in the area. It is directly involved with 42 groups with 983 community people (611 women, 220 men, 88 Girls and 64 boys (including 88 Single women, 18 PWDs and 265 Dalit). It is implemented on grass-roots level through a local partner organization named Dalit Help Society. It is structured using an Outcome Mapping management framework with eight boundary partners (Local partner, Girl and boys, Women, Men, School institution, Ward office, religious leader, Health post and two strategic partners, each with an outcome challenge and progress markers. It focuses to change behaviours, attitude, relationship, social norm and policy towards gender equality and justice. It has been regularly facilitating with communities’ groups on menstruation Taboo and stigma, domestic violence, alcohol abuses and gender-based violence issues etc. Project activities are going on as per the plan and indicators. Some positive changes are seen on behavioural and attitude towards gender equality initiated by communities. Communities and Local governments have made good initiation impact, and their stake is expected in project scale up because intensive works is needed in these issues for the sustainability.
NOR-Disability Inclusive Development through Community Based Rehabilitation
Organisation: Normisjon
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Good Health, Quality Education
Partner: United Mission to Nepal
Achieving Disability Inclusive Development through Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) in Okhaldhunga, Nepal is the first CBR project for people living with disability in this district. People with disability (PWD) and their families are among the most marginalised groups in Nepal, frequently excluded from mainstream development and from participation in society. The goal of this project is simply to reverse this situation by transforming Okhaldhunga into a disability-inclusive society. This will mean PWD and their families will experience full access to and participation in every aspect of the community in which they live and become valuable contributers to society. The project includes every kind of disability, their families and carers.  It prioritises those with more severe disability, those experiencing greater stigma and those marginalised by caste, gender and remote location.  The project’s main focus is on empowering PWD and building the capacity of the existing government and civil society structures, so that when the project ends, the work continues. The project uses the Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) strategy to implement its goals.  The ‘twin-track’ development approach is used.  This integrates disability issues into mainstream development using a rights based approach, while at the same time assisting in the provision of specific services to address the needs of PWD.  The CBR Matrix five components of health, education, social, livelihood and empowerment form the basis of the project design and activities.  All five components are addressed, with priority given to health, livelihoods and empowerment.
NOR/HP-Enhancing capacities on Mental Health Promotion and Management Programme
Organisation: Normisjon
Sector: Civil Society, Good Health
Partner: United Mission to Nepal
Mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in project area will be improved through increased access to mental health prevention and treatment at local health facilities and UMN MDT hospitals in Tansen and Okhaldhunga. Capacity of health workers will be enhanced. Mental health promotion and awareness focussing on stigma reduction and improving health seeking behaviour will be prioritised. Stakeholders will be engaged to serve and support people with poor mental health including the SGBV survivors.
NOR – Climate-change Impacts Mitigation and Adaptation for Environmental Sustainability (CLIMATES)
Organisation: Normisjon
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Sustainability
Partner: United Mission to Nepal
Keeping resilient livelihoods, natural resource conservation and risks mitigation at centre, CLIMATES project focuses on participatory involvement of its beneficiaries and stakeholders. The project creates resilient communities in Bungal municipality and Bogatan Fudsil rural municipality of Bajhang and Doti districts, respectively. The project supports communities mitigate the impacts of climate change by promoting clean energy alternatives such as solar, improved water mill etc. and adapt to the same by supporting diversified livelihoods, climate smart technologies and approaches, local knowledge/innovations and by increasing their capacity to cope with the climate-induced shocks and stresses. The project works closely with local governments to strengthen their capacities and to address communities’ resilience of both the municipalities by supporting the implementation of local DRR policies and strategies.
MA-Badikedar Integrated Community Transformation (BICT)
Organisation: Misjonsalliansen
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Sustainability, Good Health, Quality Education
Partner: United Mission to Nepal
Badikedar Integrated Community Transformation (BICT) aims to trigger transformational processes to foster a dignified well-being among the historically oppressed underprivileged people of Badikedar Gaupalika, Sudurpaschim Province. The project will act as a catalysing agent in promoting an environment of coordination, cooperation and collaboration between duty bearers and right holders, improving food security, education and health, especially reproductive health services. The prime beneficiaries are the poorest people living in poverty i.e. single women, community groups, vulnerable groups, PWDs, children, etc. 
HP-Mainstreaming Mental Health in Nepal through Self Advocacy
Organisation: HimalPartner
Sector: Civil Society, Good Health
Partner: KOSHISH National Mental Health Self-Help Organization
The project advocates for and raises awareness of the human rights of the people with mental health conditions and psychosocial disabilities. It will sensitize government stakeholder at Federal level and in Bagmati and Gandaki province and demand for a holisitc mental health service to be available, accessible, and affordable. It will also work with the Nepal government to implement the National Mental Health Strategy along with strengthening federal, provincial, and local government in addressing the agendas related to mental health and psychosocial wellbeing using right-based approach. The Project in its third Project phase is called \"Mainstreaming Mental Health within and beyond the health narrative. 
HP-Advancing for Community Transformation Project in Rukum East (Pro-ACT)
Organisation: HimalPartner
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Good Health, Peaceful Relations
Partner: United Mission to Nepal
This project aims to bring healthy and dignified life for people of Putha Uttarganga and Bhume in Rukum East district especially women and girls. The project focus is towards improving access to Mental Health services, strengthening local health system, improving the livelihoods of target groups, improving accountability of duty bearers towards target group, and engaging local communities in combating harmful traditional practices. This project will support local health facilities in initiating basic mental health service and raising awareness on mental health issue and stigma associated with it. Project will also focus in improving quality health services delivery focusing on Maternal and Child health from local health facilities and epidemic preparedness in consideration of COVID. Project will work with local farmers, as well as women, people with mental illness, domestic violence survivors and persons with disability to improve their livelihoods. Throughout the project period, accountability will be promoted in every work and capacities of targeted communities will be improved to influence public decisions which impact their lives. Harmful traditional practices which are specifically derogatory to women and girls will be addressed through capacity building as well as engaging with communities, stakeholders for advocacy against it. In short, project will work towards enhancing accessibility of poorest communities specifically women, Dalit and person with disabilities to the public services enabling them to enjoy their entitlements and civic rights.
HP- Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Abandoned Women
Organisation: HimalPartner
Sector: Civil Society, Good Health
Partner: KOSHISH National Mental Health Self-Help Organization
In this project, KOSHSIH aims to create a model of mental health transit care services that the government could replicate in the existing health system. Since 2011 KOSHISH has managed a transit home for abandoned women with mental health conditions and psychosocial disabilities. Specialized quality mental health and psychosocial support services are provided through the transit home including psychosocial counseling, psychiatric support, medication, proper nutrition, involvement in therapeutic and skill development activities, and nursing and caring support in a healing environment. In this project, KOSHISH plans to enhance the short-term residential psychosocial support through skilled human resources and agro-based therapy to promote personal growth, enhance self-image, and/or improve and maintain a functioning level of beneficiaries and help them to lead their life independently after recovery. KOSHISH will work along with health units of the country to replicate the model service in the existing health system. Likewise, KOSHISH also plans to maintain collaborative engagement of Local government, Community, and Family members on an equal footing to sustain the change among the people with Psycho-social disabilities in the community. 
HP Empowering Parenthood in Nepal
Organisation: HimalPartner
Sector: Civil Society, Quality Education
Partner: Early Childhood Education Centre Pvt. Ltd.
This project is designed to increase the psychosocial wellbeing of the children in Nepal through improved parent-child communication. By introducing and integrating evidence-based effective child rearing practices (ICDP) in Nepal, the project will empower caregivers through collaboration with educational institutions, local government, and civil society bodies. This is the second phase of the project which started in 2014 with the aim to help establish ICDP in Nepal. During that project period all ICDP resources were translated into Nepali and a network of cooperating organizations was established. Schools and churches also implemented ICDP into their existing programs. The continuity of this project is necessary for the long-term sustainability of ICDP.  ICDP Nepal needs to function as a strong entity and develop strategies to increase the number of partners so they can spread this program to all the provinces. Focus on cooperation with local government entities will be key. Upscaling local training capacity is another important focus. Less dependency on international trainers is crucial for long-term sustainability of the program.  The learnings and recommendations from partners have encouraged ECEC to develop a research team that will research child development and child rearing practices. The findings of this research will be published, and the program will become evidence based. Another important feature of this project is the promotion of ICDP in different sectors of society including government entities, NGOs, INGOs and private schools. Through conferences, seminars and meetings there will be new opportunities to implement ICDP in both public and private sectors.
Palestinian Territories
DELF- Conflict Transformation in the Palestinian Areas
Organisation: Den Evangelisk Lutherske Frikirke
Sector: Civil Society, Peaceful Relations, Quality Education
Partner: Palestinian Bible Society
During two project phases of working with the Ministry of Education (MOE), the CTPA team was asked by the MOE to complete training all the councellors. 8 directorates remain to be trained in CTPA III. In addition, there will be specialized workshops parallell to the basic training - like a second level for the governates that have previously been trained by CTPA. In the end year, two councellors from each area will go through a training together to ensure the sustainability of the program.
DELF- Conflict Transformation in the Palestinian Areas
Organisation: Den Evangelisk Lutherske Frikirke
Sector: Civil Society, Peaceful Relations, Quality Education
Partner: Palestinian Bible Society
During two project phases of working with the Ministry of Education (MOE), the CTPA team was asked by the MOE to complete training all the councellors. 8 directorates remain to be trained in CTPA III. In addition, there will be specialized workshops parallell to the basic training - like a second level for the governates that have previously been trained by CTPA. In the end year, two councellors from each area will go through a training together to ensure the sustainability of the program.
Vietnam
MA – Social Inclusion for Persons with disabilities
Organisation: Misjonsalliansen
Sector: Civil Society, Quality Education
Partner: Norwegian Mission Alliance in Vietnam
The project aims to support children with disability with education and people with disability with social inclusion at larger scale, based on the results of an initial phase in Can Tho, Vietnam. Inclusion is important in an open, equitable society as it it allows children/people at risk to realize their rights, get the best start in life and become full and active members in the society. The project addresses attitudes and behaviours of local communities toward equality, social justices, and respect for all, and celebrate diversity and differences.
MA – Climate change resilience in Mekong
Organisation: Misjonsalliansen
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Sustainability
Partner: Norwegian Mission Alliance in Vietnam
The Mekong Delta is one of the areas in the world most affected by climate change. Adverse effects include rising sea level, salt intrusion, drought and extreme weather events. The project addresses the adverse effects of climate change by equipping vulnerable people in the Mekong delta with knowledge and skills to cope with climate change. This is achieved by building capacity and knowledge; providing access to stable income; and promoting equal opportunities.
South America
Ecuador
MA-Community Development Project, Guayaquil
Organisation: Misjonsalliansen
Sector: Civil Society, Economic Empowerment, Good Health, Peaceful Relations
Partner: Mision Alianza de Noruega en Ecuador
The main objective of the program is to have: “Improved living conditions in the communities of extreme poverty in the northwest of Guayaquil and Milagro (province of Guayas) in Ecuador.” It is a project that articulates/coordinates a set of social intervention activities on various development issues, seeking to overcome poverty and guaranteeing basic human rights in communities of extreme social vulnerability.

News

Preventing violent extremism in churches and schools

In this article, Hjalmar Bø and Torhild Breidlid write about the "Young Samaritan" project initiated by the Bible Society. The aim of the project is to empower, equip and give young people the tools they need to live responsible lives. At the same time, the project addresses topics such as gender-based violence, equality, sexual and reproductive health, and radicalisation. In connection with this project, two films "Miriam and Sam" have been produced, which explore the aforementioned themes. Work is now underway to create the third film in the "Miriam and Sam" series. You can read more about the project in Norwegian here.

Digni’s regional network meetings in Africa and Asia

Digni arranged two regional network meetings in November 2023. The last network meetings were held in 2019. Due to the […]