CARE launched the Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) for Africa in 2010. The programme is supported by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID), The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and the Austrian Development Cooporation. Its overarching goal is to increase the capacity of vulnerable households in Sub-Saharan Africa to adapt to climate variability and change.
CARE began operations in Ghana in 1994. Since then the Accra office expanded to support programs in Togo and Benin under the umbrella of the CARE Gulf of Guinea country mission. In July 2010, CARE replaced the three-country mission with country offices in Ghana and Benin, the latter of which is also responsible for a small number of activities in Togo.
CARE Ghana’s projects are primarily implemented through partnerships with local and civil society organizations. This enables CARE to further engage with government and the private sector, work effectively in coalitions, and to have the greatest possible impact. CARE Ghana prioritizes the rural and vulnerable poor – women in particular – and organizes its work around health, governance, sustainable livelihoods and education.
We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.
We are beginning to see the results of our efforts in promoting, protecting and supporting optimal infant and young child feeding.
In January 2012, a high-level delegation, including U.S. Representatives Tom Marino (R-PA), Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Hank Johnson (D-GA), traveled to the countries of Liberia and Ghana on CARE’s Learning Tour to examine the effectiveness of U.S. Government investments in foreign assistance programs.
We believe that the greatest obstacle to girls’ education is the low social status in which girls are held.
The right to education is fundamental to the attainment and exercise of all human rights. From global movements such as Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to community-level declarations regarding equitable and free education, real and positive change is opening up educational opportunities previously not available to many of today’s children and youth.
In 2008, CARE launched an ambitious Market Engagement Strategy that aims to empower 10 million women and girls to transition from poverty to prosperity by 2015 by improving their ability to access and benefit from markets and employment. This report represents a first assessment of how we are doing.
“Bringing Financial Services to Africa’s Poor” focuses on microfinance, a tool that’s been proven effective against poverty in the developing world.
The importance of expanding access to financial services for the world’s poorest people is increasingly recognized.
Currently, CARE is implementing over 74 economic development programs in 66 countries. CARE’s position as one of the world’s largest international non-governmental organizations allows its economic development programs to extend this reach to achieve lasting impacts in fighting poverty. Our focus on the underlying causes of poverty and long-term presence in many countries, allow us to mobilize partnerships and resources to address some of the most intractable challenges countries face, bringing in the specialized expertise that is needed.
CARE’s programs in Economic Development work to improve the economic security and income opportunities of the poor. Currently, CARE is implementing 74 economic development projects in 43 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. In addition, CARE maintains ties with independent microfinance institutions (MFI) that have grown out of CARE’s economic development programming.