• Establishing, renovating, enlarging and equipping primary schools and educational facilities especially in poor or slum areas; providing learning material for student and teachers and supporting teachers training
  • Skills training and vocational training for youth (especially for girls and young women), providing support for the establishing of small companies and improve access to information; promotion of small enterprises through management training; support for public and private information and consulting bodies (“training alone is not enough“) and networking systems
  • Rural development by means of agricultural training, innovation support, marketing and natural resource protection: Processing and preserving agricultural products; development of marketing strategies (local or international markets); diversifying, stabilising and improving ecologically sustainable production through adequate resource protection, education and specialised training of young small-scale farmers; access to information and credit facilities.
  • Special programmes: support and training for specially marginalised young people (street children, children of ethnic minorities, war- and mine victims)


Humanitarian crises often destroy the basis for daily life in terms of human dignity. In order to contribute to sustainable development of affected populations it is thus necessary to provide humanitarian aid as well as to focus on the wider dimensions of development and peace.

The Triple Nexus is an integrated approach that addresses both immediate emergency response and longer-term solutions and strengthens opportunities for peace. This approach grew out of the recognition that humanitarian crises can be triggered and exacerbated by poor development and peace and security policies as well as a lack of investment in inclusive development and thus allows for addressing the root causes of multiple crises. Therefore, HOPE‘87 implements projects in the following areas of intervention:

  • Humanitarian aid: to protect life and health, alleviate suffering and ensure respect for individuals in crisis situations
  • Development: to support community and institutional development, resilience and capacity building
  • Peace-building: to address the drivers of conflict