Environmental Human Rights Care & Gender Organization (Envirocare) and CDF Canada are pleased to announce their partnership to support co-op communities towards capacity building, agriculture and rural development, promote gender, and reduce the impact of climate change.
Envirocare and CDF Canada share a common vision to provide sustainable solutions to co-op communities. We will collectively work on projects that will help accelerate agriculture, support rural development, and promote gender equity.
Loyce Lema, Executive Director of Envirocare, said, “The organization values collaboration with like-minded organizations and has joined a number of local, national and international networks to increase achievements. Envirocare, in collaboration with CDF Canada, will learn and share knowledge and information to achieve the desired objectives and millennium goals to address the development issues and climate change”.
Commenting on the collaboration Mr. Benoit André, Executive Director CDF Canada, said, “This partnership will combine the implementation experience of CDF Canada with the strengths of environmental justice, human rights and gender equity of Envirocare, which will help in building sustainable communities.”
Through this collaboration, Envirocare and CDF Canada will participate in joint projects and research initiatives and share best practices and lessons learned.
Environmental, Human Rights Care & Gender Organization (Envirocare) is a Non- Governmental organization advocating for environmental justice, human rights and gender equality and equity for all nationally and internationally. Envirocare’s main function is to improve community livelihood (urban and rural) through environmental conservation, safety and health protection, wealth creation, legal and human rights empowerment with a gender perspective.
Envirocare uses Holistic Approach with a focus on addressing the linkages between environmental degradation and poverty, gender and human rights. In the development of interventions and initiatives takes into account the different roles of women and men in livelihood dynamics with gender considerations prioritized to ensure the equitable benefit of sharing. Human rights issues, such as how people participate in decision-making that influences their livelihood and their environment, are also a central focus with deliberate efforts that are continually made to ensure women’s participation.
Envirocare website; envirocaretz.net
About the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF):
The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF Canada) is an international non-governmental organization acting on co-operative principles to foster self-reliant, member-owned co-operative movements around the world. CDF Canada collaborates with communities to achieve sustainable economic and social development, financial inclusion, climate change resilience, local leadership capacity, and gender equality.