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Food security

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We ensure food security and reduce the vulnerability of populations to crises

COOPI works to ensure access to safe food, in sufficient quantity and quality to guarantee the nutritional quality of food consumed over time, a healthy life and the strengthening of the ability of people to deal with crises.
We adopt an integrated approach that consists of: intensifying agricultural and livestock production in both rural and urban communities; ensuring fair and sustainable access to water (for human and animal consumption and for irrigation); the promotion of correct hygiene-sanitary practices and access to widespread, efficient health services. We focus primarily on the individual and on families by working, where possible, to strengthen the entire production and services system; we promote the protection of biodiversity and support indigenous production. All our programs pay due attention to mitigating and preventing conflicts arising from the management of natural resources.
In areas where conditions have not adversely affected the development of a well-structured, stable agricultural production system, we adopt a ‘chain approach’ which involves providing support during the products’ conservation, transformation and marketing stages, in addition to supporting the production activities themselves. For this reason we promote the transfer of know-how for the benefit of the communities and local institutions alike.

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Food security

IMG_3752

We ensure food security and reduce the vulnerability of populations to crises

COOPI works to ensure access to safe food, in sufficient quantity and quality to guarantee the nutritional quality of food consumed over time, a healthy life and the strengthening of the ability of people to deal with crises.
We adopt an integrated approach that consists of: intensifying agricultural and livestock production in both rural and urban communities; ensuring fair and sustainable access to water (for human and animal consumption and for irrigation); the promotion of correct hygiene-sanitary practices and access to widespread, efficient health services. We focus primarily on the individual and on families by working, where possible, to strengthen the entire production and services system; we promote the protection of biodiversity and support indigenous production. All our programs pay due attention to mitigating and preventing conflicts arising from the management of natural resources.
In areas where conditions have not adversely affected the development of a well-structured, stable agricultural production system, we adopt a ‘chain approach’ which involves providing support during the products’ conservation, transformation and marketing stages, in addition to supporting the production activities themselves. For this reason we promote the transfer of know-how for the benefit of the communities and local institutions alike.

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Nutritional security

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We ensure nutritional security and combat child malnutrition

For COOPI, ensuring nutritional security means reducing the malnutrition rate in a sustainable way, maintaining an integrated approach that focuses on specific individuals, communities and institutions.
We support the communities we work with, providing mother-child health services, incorporating water and hygiene aspects, and bolstering the capacities of the local people to gain physical and economic access to food of adequate quality and in adequate quantities. In particular, our actions focus on the prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition in children under 5, and in pregnant and nursing women. COOPI adopts the so-called “1000 days” approach, ensuring adequate nutrition and medical supplements for pregnant and nursing women, and encouraging breastfeeding of the baby up to the age of six months. In order to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of the action, our interventions are based on a participatory community approach which sees the involvement and strengthening of the main health institutions and structures (at a national and local level) and of the communities with which we cooperate.
COOPI’s actions are based on a detailed analysis of needs, which helps us fight against the structural causes of malnutrition. Moreover, thanks to the partnership with specialized research centres, we promote research-action and support intervention strategies with specific studies capable of influencing the local decision-making policies and behaviours of the communities.

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Nutritional security

DSC00481

We ensure nutritional security and combat child malnutrition

For COOPI, ensuring nutritional security means reducing the malnutrition rate in a sustainable way, maintaining an integrated approach that focuses on specific individuals, communities and institutions.
We support the communities we work with, providing mother-child health services, incorporating water and hygiene aspects, and bolstering the capacities of the local people to gain physical and economic access to food of adequate quality and in adequate quantities. In particular, our actions focus on the prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition in children under 5, and in pregnant and nursing women. COOPI adopts the so-called “1000 days” approach, ensuring adequate nutrition and medical supplements for pregnant and nursing women, and encouraging breastfeeding of the baby up to the age of six months. In order to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of the action, our interventions are based on a participatory community approach which sees the involvement and strengthening of the main health institutions and structures (at a national and local level) and of the communities with which we cooperate.
COOPI’s actions are based on a detailed analysis of needs, which helps us fight against the structural causes of malnutrition. Moreover, thanks to the partnership with specialized research centres, we promote research-action and support intervention strategies with specific studies capable of influencing the local decision-making policies and behaviours of the communities.

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Protection

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We guarantee access to and the exercising of rights under conditions of fairness, security and dignity

COOPI implements human rights protection programs aimed at vulnerable groups: children, adolescents, women, the elderly, indigenous populations, people with disabilities, AIDS sufferers, refugees and displaced persons.
We provide psychosocial support services and ensure a multi-sector response that always places the individual at the centre of our interventions. In particular, we ensure psychosocial support to the survivors of gender-based violence and to children associated with armed groups; we support access to food assistance and to the livelihood opportunities for groups suffering discrimination, as well as mitigating their exposure to new threats. In response to the increase in socio-political and environmental crises, we provide protection to vast numbers of displaced persons and refugees in the areas in which we operate, providing safe refuges, psychosocial, hygiene and health services and guaranteeing access to safe food and water.

In order to re-establish community mechanisms for preventing and eliminating wrongdoings, we support the mobilization and involvement of the community for the benefit of the most vulnerable groups. We also promote the empowerment of groups suffering discrimination, providing political, economic and social instruments enabling them to improve their life conditions and be recognized as citizens with equal rights.
Lastly, COOPI supports the protection of the indigenous populations, promoting the acknowledgement of their identity and improving their access to basic services, particularly in the areas of education and health.

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Protection

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We guarantee access to and the exercising of rights under conditions of fairness, security and dignity

COOPI implements human rights protection programs aimed at vulnerable groups: children, adolescents, women, the elderly, indigenous populations, people with disabilities, AIDS sufferers, refugees and displaced persons.
We provide psychosocial support services and ensure a multi-sector response that always places the individual at the centre of our interventions. In particular, we ensure psychosocial support to the survivors of gender-based violence and to children associated with armed groups; we support access to food assistance and to the livelihood opportunities for groups suffering discrimination, as well as mitigating their exposure to new threats. In response to the increase in socio-political and environmental crises, we provide protection to vast numbers of displaced persons and refugees in the areas in which we operate, providing safe refuges, psychosocial, hygiene and health services and guaranteeing access to safe food and water.

In order to re-establish community mechanisms for preventing and eliminating wrongdoings, we support the mobilization and involvement of the community for the benefit of the most vulnerable groups. We also promote the empowerment of groups suffering discrimination, providing political, economic and social instruments enabling them to improve their life conditions and be recognized as citizens with equal rights.
Lastly, COOPI supports the protection of the indigenous populations, promoting the acknowledgement of their identity and improving their access to basic services, particularly in the areas of education and health.

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Water and Sanitation

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We promote access to and the informed and safe use of water and environmental resources

Access to water, of an adequate quality and in sufficient quantities, is for COOPI an essential factor for the development of the communities with which it cooperates, given the recognized strong link between the management of this resource, food security and health. We also promote the efficient use of water resources. In this sense, COOPI recognizes climate change as a factor that can limit both the availability and the access to water, and therefore promotes adaptation strategies which will help to mitigate the risks of water shortage and the associated conflicts.

In particular, we ensure access to water by building wells, installing water capture systems, restoring or building infrastructures and water supply points (along transhumance lines, for example), building efficient irrigation systems and collecting rainwater from the roofs of privately owned and public buildings. With regard to access to water for human consumption, we promote awareness-raising activities in communities with regard to domestic treatment systems and safe storage, the risks deriving from the transmission of water-associated diseases, and we promote mediation in potential conflicts arising over the management of the resource. Moreover, we promote the integrated management of solid waste that involves all the different stages.

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    Water and Sanitation

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    We promote access to and the informed and safe use of water and environmental resources

    Access to water, of an adequate quality and in sufficient quantities, is for COOPI an essential factor for the development of the communities with which it cooperates, given the recognized strong link between the management of this resource, food security and health. We also promote the efficient use of water resources. In this sense, COOPI recognizes climate change as a factor that can limit both the availability and the access to water, and therefore promotes adaptation strategies which will help to mitigate the risks of water shortage and the associated conflicts.

    In particular, we ensure access to water by building wells, installing water capture systems, restoring or building infrastructures and water supply points (along transhumance lines, for example), building efficient irrigation systems and collecting rainwater from the roofs of privately owned and public buildings. With regard to access to water for human consumption, we promote awareness-raising activities in communities with regard to domestic treatment systems and safe storage, the risks deriving from the transmission of water-associated diseases, and we promote mediation in potential conflicts arising over the management of the resource. Moreover, we promote the integrated management of solid waste that involves all the different stages.

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      Health

      Le médecin chef du Centre Nutritionnel Thérapeutique Intensif de Kisandji, géré par l'ONG italienne COOPI avec le soutien de l'UNICEF, dans la province du Bandundu en République démocratique du Congo effectue une consultation médicale auprès de Vasco, un jeune garçon de 2 mois souffrant de malnutrition le 23 septembre 2014. Vaso est arrivé au centre le 13 septembre 2014 présentant des symptômes de malnutrition aigues sévères. Comme beaucoup de jeunes enfants dans la région, sa mère a cessé l’allaitement maternel exclusif trop précocement, dans son cas dés l'âge de 2 semaines.

      We increase the accessibility to and the quality of health services and we look after mother and child health.

      COOPI implements basic health programs that support the local health systems, with the direct involvement of the communities, particularly in areas where conflicts and wars have greatly weakened the social fabric. These activities consist of basic first aid, preventive and therapeutic care and psychosocial support for survivors of gender-based violence. We build and renovate pharmaceutical warehouses and health structures in small towns or isolated areas, encouraging a decentralised and community-based management of services; we enhance existing skills and train people to manage the community’s health needs independently. We also implement programs for preventing and treating endemic diseases, for maternal-child and reproductive health including growth checks and vaccination campaigns, and specific interventions linked to nutrition. In addition we are heavily involved in the fight against pandemics and poverty-related diseases, particularly the fight against HIV/AIDS, and against other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

      The organization also supports the “Safe Hospitals” campaign launched by PAHO/WHO in areas that are particularly vulnerable to natural threats, promoting standards for the construction of healthcare facilities, strengthening risk and crisis management capabilities, and the management of sanitary waste. Lastly, we support epidemiological and nutritional monitoring systems through the use of monitoring systems for local and national healthcare centres and coordination clusters. Other healthcare interventions include support to second-level healthcare structures and programs to involve traditional medicine practitioners.

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      Health

      Le médecin chef du Centre Nutritionnel Thérapeutique Intensif de Kisandji, géré par l'ONG italienne COOPI avec le soutien de l'UNICEF, dans la province du Bandundu en République démocratique du Congo effectue une consultation médicale auprès de Vasco, un jeune garçon de 2 mois souffrant de malnutrition le 23 septembre 2014. Vaso est arrivé au centre le 13 septembre 2014 présentant des symptômes de malnutrition aigues sévères. Comme beaucoup de jeunes enfants dans la région, sa mère a cessé l’allaitement maternel exclusif trop précocement, dans son cas dés l'âge de 2 semaines.

      We increase the accessibility to and the quality of health services and we look after mother and child health.

      COOPI implements basic health programs that support the local health systems, with the direct involvement of the communities, particularly in areas where conflicts and wars have greatly weakened the social fabric. These activities consist of basic first aid, preventive and therapeutic care and psychosocial support for survivors of gender-based violence. We build and renovate pharmaceutical warehouses and health structures in small towns or isolated areas, encouraging a decentralised and community-based management of services; we enhance existing skills and train people to manage the community’s health needs independently. We also implement programs for preventing and treating endemic diseases, for maternal-child and reproductive health including growth checks and vaccination campaigns, and specific interventions linked to nutrition. In addition we are heavily involved in the fight against pandemics and poverty-related diseases, particularly the fight against HIV/AIDS, and against other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

      The organization also supports the “Safe Hospitals” campaign launched by PAHO/WHO in areas that are particularly vulnerable to natural threats, promoting standards for the construction of healthcare facilities, strengthening risk and crisis management capabilities, and the management of sanitary waste. Lastly, we support epidemiological and nutritional monitoring systems through the use of monitoring systems for local and national healthcare centres and coordination clusters. Other healthcare interventions include support to second-level healthcare structures and programs to involve traditional medicine practitioners.

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      Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction

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      We train our communities to prevent and mitigate disaster risks

      COOPI provides support to the communities in which it operates so that they can deal with extreme events such as earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, drought, landslides, hurricanes and volcanic eruptions. COOPI’s programs in the sector are predominantly based on the creation of geographical information systems on the territory’s resources and vulnerabilities, the carrying out of risk analyses, the strengthening of risk and crisis management capabilities at community and institutional level and the transfer of know-how. More specifically, we promote awareness-raising and the involvement of vulnerable communities, institutions and other key players when drawing up development plans that incorporate risk reduction priorities, outlined on the basis of the studies carried out. We reinforce the coordination mechanisms for the timely carrying out of emergency response and early warning operations by improving disaster preparedness capabilities, preparing contingency plans, implementing mitigation works and supporting infrastructures (construction/reconstruction of emergency operation centres, shelters, evacuation routes, etc.).

      Moreover, we promote optimization in the use of natural resources, and the development of processes of adaptation and mitigation of the effects of climate change by means of activities that raise awareness, provide support for managing the territory, protect livelihoods and promote the use of energy-efficient resources.

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      Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction

      Haiti-2010-Giuseppe-Damiano--12

      We train our communities to prevent and mitigate disaster risks

      COOPI provides support to the communities in which it operates so that they can deal with extreme events such as earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, drought, landslides, hurricanes and volcanic eruptions. COOPI’s programs in the sector are predominantly based on the creation of geographical information systems on the territory’s resources and vulnerabilities, the carrying out of risk analyses, the strengthening of risk and crisis management capabilities at community and institutional level and the transfer of know-how. More specifically, we promote awareness-raising and the involvement of vulnerable communities, institutions and other key players when drawing up development plans that incorporate risk reduction priorities, outlined on the basis of the studies carried out. We reinforce the coordination mechanisms for the timely carrying out of emergency response and early warning operations by improving disaster preparedness capabilities, preparing contingency plans, implementing mitigation works and supporting infrastructures (construction/reconstruction of emergency operation centres, shelters, evacuation routes, etc.).

      Moreover, we promote optimization in the use of natural resources, and the development of processes of adaptation and mitigation of the effects of climate change by means of activities that raise awareness, provide support for managing the territory, protect livelihoods and promote the use of energy-efficient resources.

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      Energy

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      We ensure access to and the efficient and sustainable use of energy resources

      Access to energy is an “instrumental right”, a fundamental element if the communities with which we cooperate are to exercise their basic rights. It is because of this that we promote its efficient and sustainable use in the areas of intervention. COOPI has a wide-ranging experience in the production of energy from renewable energy sources (solar, photovoltaic, wind-powered, more efficient biomasses and biofuels) and the improvement in the energy efficiency of water management systems for civil and irrigation purposes. We also promote the installation of energy systems in schools and hospitals and, more generally, in areas not supplied by the national electricity grid.

      We base our programs on an analysis of energy needs and we evaluate solutions which are sustainable from a social, environmental and economic point of view. Moreover, we put in place specific actions to identify the most appropriate technologies for the particular context, as well as the different uses for energy, such as energy efficient stoves for cooking. We also promote access to energy in refugee camps and settlements for displaced persons, thus improving not only their living conditions but also their future prospects.

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          Energy

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          We ensure access to and the efficient and sustainable use of energy resources

          Access to energy is an “instrumental right”, a fundamental element if the communities with which we cooperate are to exercise their basic rights. It is because of this that we promote its efficient and sustainable use in the areas of intervention. COOPI has a wide-ranging experience in the production of energy from renewable energy sources (solar, photovoltaic, wind-powered, more efficient biomasses and biofuels) and the improvement in the energy efficiency of water management systems for civil and irrigation purposes. We also promote the installation of energy systems in schools and hospitals and, more generally, in areas not supplied by the national electricity grid.

          We base our programs on an analysis of energy needs and we evaluate solutions which are sustainable from a social, environmental and economic point of view. Moreover, we put in place specific actions to identify the most appropriate technologies for the particular context, as well as the different uses for energy, such as energy efficient stoves for cooking. We also promote access to energy in refugee camps and settlements for displaced persons, thus improving not only their living conditions but also their future prospects.

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              Global Citizenship Education

              Banner Intensive Program 2016

              We contribute to guarantee a highly qualified post-graduate education on development cooperation and promote the widespread of the value of solidarity trough awareness campaigns.
              On the basis of UN guidelines, COOPI focuses on two main activities: campaigning & advocacy – supporting the communities through the engagement and support of citizens in the adoption of sustainable policies – and global learning, based on the development of global citizenship competencies within secondary schools, as well as professional competencies on post-graduate training.
              At present, COOPI’s work on development education revolves around the Master in Cooperation and Development at the University of Pavia. Founded in partnership with the Cooperation and Development Network – a network of highly qualified academic training centring on development and cooperation – the Master C&D aims at training professionals in the field of international cooperation through a highly qualified academic and professional training. The main characteristic of this program is the strong link between the academia and the fieldwork.

              Launch video of the Master of Pavia:

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              Global Citizenship Education

              Banner Intensive Program 2016

              We contribute to guarantee a highly qualified post-graduate education on development cooperation and promote the widespread of the value of solidarity trough awareness campaigns.
              On the basis of UN guidelines, COOPI focuses on two main activities: campaigning & advocacy – supporting the communities through the engagement and support of citizens in the adoption of sustainable policies – and global learning, based on the development of global citizenship competencies within secondary schools, as well as professional competencies on post-graduate training.
              At present, COOPI’s work on development education revolves around the Master in Cooperation and Development at the University of Pavia. Founded in partnership with the Cooperation and Development Network – a network of highly qualified academic training centring on development and cooperation – the Master C&D aims at training professionals in the field of international cooperation through a highly qualified academic and professional training. The main characteristic of this program is the strong link between the academia and the fieldwork.

              Launch video of the Master of Pavia:

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              • Locandina master C&D 2016/2017 pdf 1.5 MBDownload
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