Chapter 1 - Intro
Welcome to the V4CP Stories of Change
The Voice for Change Partnership is working with 51 locally-based civil society organisations (CSOs)
around the world to bridge the gap between the United Nation’s Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) and their implementation within society, especially
amongst low-income and marginalised communities.
It does so by building the capacity of CSOs to influence stakeholders and decision-makers with solid and contextualised evidence in order to get the interests of communities embedded into government and business policies and practices.
After two years of implementation, CSOs are starting to see their contribution to systems change in food and nutrition security, resilience, renewable energy, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sectors.
These are their stories.
Where V4CP works
Burkina Faso “Alone, we go fast. Together, we go further”
In Burkina Faso, CSOs are joining forces in a coalition to improve access to quality renewable energy products and services for Burkinabe households. Read more.
Indonesia Improving food and nutrition security in Indonesia
Reducing stunting in East Lombok: How KONSEPSI, a local CSO, has claimed its space and is assisting the district government in applying a multi-sectoral and evidence-based approach in the implementation of the Country Strategic Policy on Food and Nutrition Security. Read more.
Indonesia Improving access to sustainable sanitation and hygiene for all (SSH4A) in Indonesia
Improving sanitation and hygiene at district level in Indonesia requires evidence as a basis for advocacy, and for champions within government and society to work together to implement a smart strategy that fits the social context. Read more.
Honduras Joining hands to pioneer improved stoves in Honduras
A successful story on how the clean cooking sector in Honduras has been unified through the establishment of the Inter-institutional Platform for the Development of the Improved Stoves Value Chain. Read more.
Kenya Including pastoralists’ voices in formulating climate-related policies in Kenya
CSOs are working with the national and local government in Kenya to ensure that the voices of pastoral communities are included in the review of one of Kenya’s key climate change policies, and the National Climate Change Action Plan. Read more.
Kenya Consumer-led alliances for improved milk quality in Kenya
Through collaborating with key actors along the dairy value chain at county and national level, CSOs are putting food safety on the policy agenda and are strengthening consumer engagement for safe milk. Read more.