We understand the critical importance to humanitarian action & sustainable development of gender and climate action. That is why we mainstream these in all the work we do.
Our gender taskforce works with their program advisor & associate colleagues to help mainstream gender across our programming – there is a gender and intersectionality lens to every project we design.
We understand that:
• The intricate linkage between man’s well being and his environment cannot be over emphasized
• Failure to take care of this environment and nature will definitely put man’s own long-term survival at risk
• The world has witnessed several natural disasters like floods and droughts exacerbated by climate change. And Africa in the absence of any action will be the most hit by climate change (already, in poor communities with unimproved infrastructures and limited access to health care, we are witnessing crop failures, increasing food prices heightening the problem of food insecurity and nutritional deprivations – largely as a result of droughts and changing global rainfall patterns across the African continent as a whole; What’s more, uncontrolled littering, inappropriate and inadequate waste collection and treatment, as well as the desire to achieve economic objectives of development through exploitation of natural resources and development of infrastructures all happen at the expense of people’s well being and nature – One direct impact of such unplanned developments being destruction of habitats for wildlife exacerbated by poaching for both bush meat and trafficking for wildlife products like elephant ivories, skins, etc., and increasing the potential of human-wildlife conflict.
Thus, the strategy around Deviin’s mainstreaming of environmental care (protection) for social inclusion and sustainable development entails:
• An environmental education initiative that will raise awareness among young people and especially in schools on the concept of sustainable development as it relates to environmental protection.
• A climate action scheme that provides an exceptional opportunity to unlock massive economic and social benefits that can contribute in achieving the SDGs.
• Advocacy on the mainstreaming of environmental protection in the operations of the private sector through their corporate social responsibility policies.
• Advocacy to promote development and adoption of cleaner energy sources so as to reduce the level of green-house-gases and directly reduce climate change.