We Effect works in more than 20 countries in Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa through offices, which provide support to local CSO, farmer organisations and cooperative federations.
We Effect uses a human rights-based approach assisting people living in poverty to secure their rights and entitlements to adequate living conditions and broad empowerment.
We Effect targets women in partner organisations to secure the same rights and entitlements as men, especially to own and control land and access financial resources.
The core strategy is to strengthen cooperatives of women and men living in poverty through membership-based democracy, long-term economic thinking, social responsibility and transparency.
The target groups for interventions are partner organisations and their existing and potential members. Partner organisations include farmer organisations, housing cooperatives, and savings and credit associations. Strategic partnerships are established with expert organisations involved in human rights, academia and advocacy.
Two main thematic fields are pursued:
1: Sustainable rural development, including support for farmers' own organisations, organisational and business development, advocacy, technical advice, sustainable farming and food production training and adaptation to climate change.
2: Adequate housing, including support for cooperative housing organisations, advocacy and technical advice and education and training.
We Effect differentiates and tailors its interventions. It runs independent pilot projects that are a model, provide evidence or demonstrate best practice. Improved governance and management is provided through Organisational Development. We Effect also engages in humanitarian assistance and disaster prevention in areas where there are droughts, floods and other natural disasters. Support includes practical climate change adaptation interventions that increase resilience.See more