From 15th to 17th of December 2014 the Secretary General of HOPE'87, Mr Robert Ottitsch, participated in the International Conference of NGOs in official relation with UNESCO, held at UNESCO HQ in Paris.
During the 3rd Humanitarian Congress in Vienna - entitled “Humanitarian Aid under Fire” - renowned international experts will share their experience discussing the various aspects of humanitarian aid within the international and European political context, the access to beneficiaries, the role of new technologies for humanitarian aid as well as the question if humanitarian aid prolongs war.
Burkina Faso lacks sufficient opportunities for vocational education and professional training in many of the key economic sectors. HOPE’87, with financial support of the Foundation UNESCO-Education for Children in Need and BVMW has established a technical and vocational training centre in the rural community of Komki-Ipala, where more than a hundred girls and boys have already received various job trainings.
The road rehabilitation project NR6, funded by the U.S. government, constitutes a major innovation in terms of policy and implementation of road infrastructure in Senegal. The project as a whole represents a vision of development planning to create structural investment in an area with great potential for economic development through the creation of new employment opportunities for the local community.
The Médina Chérif Collège d’Enseignement Moyen (CEM), a school for children between 11 and 15 years of age, currently consists only of several shelter-like unwalled buildings, lacking necessary access to clean water, toilets or an administrative school block.
The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that broke out in Guinea in December 2013 has spread to several other West African countries and is being classified as a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
On behalf of HOPE’87, Assistant Secretary General Dr. Maisa Khalil participated at the Second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries that took place from 3-5 November 2014 in Vienna under high-level attendance of various Heads of State, Ministers and senior representatives from governments and international organisations.