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      Projects supported by MISEREOR strengthen the self-initiative of the poor.

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      MISEREOR is right there at the side of the weak

      MISEREOR is the German Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development Cooperation. For over 60 years MISEREOR has been committed to fighting poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America. MISEREOR’s support is available to any human being in need – regardless of their religion, ethnicity or gender.

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      Virtual Master Classes

      Building Sense Now initiative has joined forces with MISEREOR to offer the following virtual Master Classes. By this, our aim is to offer access to country-specific building expertise – not only in line with climate-friendly and culturally sensitive practice, but also so that ideas can be implemented directly worldwide.

      Please feel free to register for the events you’re interested in


      Tool to navigate Ethiopia’s Pastoral Development Policy

      In October 2020, a new Pastoral Development Policy and Strategy was approved by the Council of Ministers of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The document is meant as a framework for a new set of similar policies to be produced at the level of Ethiopia's Regional States.
      CELEP has created a space on its website dedicated to helping people navigate the policy in English
       


      Lenten Campaign

      MISEREOR not only supports projects in the countries of the South, it is also committed to serving the poor by acting as their voice and advocate in Germany. MISEREOR's main campaign takes place during the Lenten season. 

      Find out more about our annual Lenten Campaign

      Board of Directors

      The MISEREOR Board of Directors is staffed by our Director General, Mrsg Pirmin Spiegel, our Managing Director for International Cooperation Dr. Martin Bröckelmann-Simon, and our Managing Director for Human Resources, Administration and Finance, Thomas Antkowiak.

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      Whistleblowing System and Ombudsperson

      MISEREOR uses a whistleblowing system to provide a confidential and straightforward way to submit reports. The whistleblowing system serves as an input channel for reports of violations of MISEREOR’s code of conduct, internal regulations of the organisation or applicable laws.

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      Study "Cooperation with German diplomatic missions for the protection and promotion of civil society space"

      Study "Cooperation with German diplomatic missions for the protection and promotion of civil society space"

      Briefing paper
      Since German diplomatic missions can make an important contribution to protecting

      Briefing paper
      Since German diplomatic missions can make an important contribution to protecting space for civil society as well as HRDs, Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World), Konsortium ZFD (Civil Peace Service Consortium) and MISEREOR have commissioned a study on good practices in the cooperation between diplomatic missions and civil society.

      Local struggles for housing rights, in the context of climate change, urbanization and environmental degradation

      Local struggles for housing rights, in the context of climate change, urbanization and environmental degradation

      Publikation

      The publication aims to show how the right to adequate housing and related rights are threatened by

      The publication aims to show how the right to adequate housing and related rights are threatened by climate change, increasing urbanization and environmental degradation, by highlighting ground-level experiences from Africa, Asia and Latin America. It aims to encourage an integrated approach to policy-making and to present examples of community-led tools and solutions from five countries: Cameroon, El Salvador, Nigeria, Peru and the Philippines.

      Pastoral Development Orientation Framework - Focus on Ethiopia

      Pastoral Development Orientation Framework - Focus on Ethiopia

      Publication

      This Orientation Framework for engaging in pastoral development, with a focus on

      Publication

      This Orientation Framework for engaging in pastoral development, with a focus on Ethiopia, is a working document for MISEREOR and national partners. ‘Pastoral development’ is used in analogy with ‘agricultural development’ but referring to pastoral systems.

      Rules of engagement between the UN and private actors

      Rules of engagement between the UN and private actors

      Working paper

      Towards a regulatory and institutional framework


      Short film: MISEREOR funded projects

      This short film presents the benefits of project evaluations and why partners organisations should consider commissioning them locally.

      It introduces examples and various partners’ experiences with such local evaluations.

      Watch the film here


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      • In Africa, Asia, Oceania and Latin America
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