Our commitment

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Our commitment

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Putting academic skills into practice
to meet development challenges.

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Supporting
our local partners

We train and support about a hundred local partners (associations or local NGOs) to carry out our projects. We do this with the aim of strengthening local capacities and the sustainability of the projects we implement.

 

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Aiming for
the long term

It is very important for us to see our projects through in the long run. This is why we develop long-term actions, a guarantee of quality and of a strong appropriation of the projects by the local population and the partners.

Subjected to several evaluations, our projects are constantly improved to best meet the needs of the populations.

 

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Sharing
expertise

As the NGO of the Catholic University of Louvain (UCLouvain), we mobilise university efforts and expertise in support of our projects.

We have complementary expertise in health care, access to healthcare, food and economic security, and global citizenship and solidarity education.

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An integrated approach to provide a sustainable
response to the needs of populations.

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Integrated projects

We benefit from useful expertise in various fields. Combining this expertise allows us to provide a sustainable response to problems encountered by local populations.

For example, in our countries of action, we support entrepreneurship and mutual health insurance companies. Someone who is in good health will be able to work, have an income and pay their contribution to the mutual health insurance scheme. This creates a virtuous cycle.

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The Environment

Development and environment are related and interdependent concepts. In order to include them as much as possible in our projects, we have developed an Environmental Integration Tool (EIT) which implies a constant reflection and evaluation of the environmental stakes of each of its projects.

For example, in Madagascar, micro-entrepreneurs have adapted their fishing techniques to preserve fry and thus promote sustainable fishing. Other local actors have invested in tree planting to reduce soil erosion and preserve their environment.

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Gender

In many countries of the South, the issue of women's rights and their place in the household still raises questions. Many of our actions use the improvement of women's social and financial independence as a lever for development.

In the DRC, in particular, women are developing their entrepreneurial spirit thanks to literacy training. By learning how to read, write and count, they manage their savings better and gain independence and self-esteem.

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11 objectifs de développement durable

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Les Nations Unies ont fixé 17 objectifs de développement durable qui nous donnent la marche à suivre pour parvenir à un avenir meilleur et plus durable pour tous. Ils répondent aux défis mondiaux auxquels nous sommes confrontés, notamment ceux liés à la pauvreté, aux inégalités, au climat, à la dégradation de l’environnement, à la prospérité, à la paix et à la justice. Les objectifs sont interconnectés et, pour ne laisser personne de côté, il est important d’atteindre chacun d’entre eux, et chacune de leurs cibles, d’ici à 2030.

Par ses actions, Louvain Coopération participe à la réalisation de 11 de ces objectifs que sont….