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Diakonia partner awarded by ACT for its work on climate change

The Diakonia partner organization CASM in Honduras has been selected for the ACT Alliance award for best climate good practice, in particular for their work with resilience and an early warning system to prevent famine. 


CASM (Mennonite Social Action Committee) is an ecumenical organization in Honduras. It helps to strengthen the process of democratization and local and regional development  by promoting citizen participation of civil society.

The successful work with resilience and an early warning system for famine has been supported by Diakonia Honduras and Christian AID.  CASM will bring its experiences to the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will run from 14 to 18 March in the city of Sendai in Japan.

The work of CASM has its startin point in the Christian tradition based on love, peace, justice, non-violence and solidarity.

"As an institution, we believe that every family has the right to social integration, and the use rational use of resources, more opportunities and greater capacity management and negotiation, so that they can get more involved in the social, economic, political, cultural, spiritual sectors and therefore higher welfare, better condition and quality of life," states CASM at its website.