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1Protestant Development Service About us Bread for the World –Protestant Development ServiceAbout usBerlin,Power Point Presentationregarding the work of Bread for the World – Protestant Development ServiceEdited by the Protestant Agency for Diakonia and Developmenton behalf of Bread for the World – Protestant Development ServicePostbox10061 BerlinPhone:Internet:Text Editor: Thorsten LichtblauDesign: Factor DesignLayout: Thomas KnödlBerlin, September 2013
2Justice for the PoorAbout usPhoto: Christof Krackhardt
3Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service Who we areA globally active development and relief agency of the Protestant Churches in GermanyProjects in more than 90 countries all over the worldOur Objectives:help poor and marginalised people to improve their living conditionsassist people in acute needcontribute to create the political and economical prerequisites for overcoming povertysupport development related education and partnership projects of the Protestant churches in GermanyIn Germany and Europe: Raise awareness for the correlation between our way of living and hunger and poverty in the developing countriesNeues Photo suchen!Photo above: Paul HahnPhoto below: OCEAN2012
4Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service Who we are Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service and Diakonia Germany form the Protestant Agency for Diakonia and Development.Shared responsibility: campaign for the people suffering from poverty and injustice – in Germany and all over the worldBerlin Head Office -> proximity to parliament, government, ministries, associations and science institutionsFoundation of the new agency in 2012Background: merger between the Social Service Agency of the Protestant Church in Germany and the Church Development ServiceHead Office of the Protestant Agency for Diakonia and Development, Caroline-Michaelis-Str. 1, Berlin(Photo: Bread for the World)
5Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service Who we are Until 2012Since 2012By founding the Protestant Agency for Diakonia and Development the Protestant churches in Germany accepted the challenges of a globalised world.The new agency located in Berlin merges the competences of the Social Service Agency of the Protestant Church in Germany, including its agencies Bread for the World and Diakonia Emergency Aid, with those of the Church Development Service. In doing so international development cooperation and national diakonia work are more closely interlinked with each other, yet maintain individual areas of responsibility in the divisions Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service and Diakonia Germany – Protestant Federal Association.The merger generates valuable synergies and new impulses. It allows the Protestant regional and free churches as well as the regional and specialist associations of Diakonia to speak with one voice on behalf of the people who suffer from poverty and injustice – in our own country and all over the world.
6Protestant Agency for Diakonia and Development Bread for the World – Protestant Development ServiceWho we areProtestant Agency for Diakonia and DevelopmentNational DutiesInternational DutiesDiakonie Deutschland (Diakonia Germany) is the non-profit social welfare organisation of Germany’s Protestant churches. Its members include the charities of the 21 churches belonging to the Protestant church in Germany, the charities of nine other independent churches integrated into the Diakonie Working Group, and 70 agencies operating in various fields of social work, public health and child welfare. As a charitable organisation, Diakonie Deutschland represents the interests of those it serves at the government level. It also advocates on their behalf within various national and international organisations, and in the European Union.Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World) – Protestant Development Service is the development and relief agency of the Protestant churches:Bread for the World promotes long-term development projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Work focuses on food security, education and health, democracy, human rights and peace as well as the integrity of creation. Through its programme “Churches helping Churches” Bread for the World also helps churches in need around the world to carry out and develop their pastoral and social services.Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (Diakonia Emergency Aid) provides emergency humanitarian aid in acute crises. It supports people who have fallen victim to natural disasters, war and displacement, and who are not able to cope on their own with this emergency. Apart from survival aid it also funds reconstruction activities as well as preventive measures which ease the devastating effects of foreseeable disasters.
7Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service Organigram
8Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service Our Roots Bread for the World: launched in 1959 as a fund-raiser of the Protestant Regional and Free ChurchesBackground: Hardship in many parts of the world as well as gratitude for the relief received in the aftermath of World War IIInitially conceived as a one-off campaign, it quickly became a permanent fixture under the auspices of the EKD Social Service AgencyWhen in 1959/60 the fundraising campaign Bread for the World was carried out for the first time the “Relief Agency of the Churches” was responsible for its implementation. Together with the “Inner Mission” this relief agency later formed the Social Service Agency of the Protestant Churches in Germany. Hence Bread for the World became part of the Social Service Agency of the EKD and thus of the Social Service Agencies of the regional churches too.Highlights in the history of Bread for the World:Action ‘e’: broached the issue of the connection between the use of resources in the North and development possibilities in the South. Between 1978 and 1980 the action issued four magazines with background information and useful suggestions for a simpler and more sustainable life.Hunger owing to abundance: The motto of the 24th action in 1983 asked for the connection between the state-subsidized agriculture in Europe and the hunger in the countries of the South. The motto met with loud criticism, for instance, on part of the German Farmers’ Union.Gender role, HIV/AIDS, fair trade, child labour were further subjects that Bread for the World made public in Germany so as to encourage changed patterns of behaviour at national and global level as well as to achieve changes in politics and society.Photo: Poster of the 4th Fundraising Campaign (Hand of Hunger by graphic designer Rudi Wagner)
9Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service Our Roots Protestant Development Service: founded in 1999Background: Fusion of several church relief agenciesServices Overseas (DÜ): founded in 1960Protestant Central Agency for Development Aid (EZE): founded in 1962Church Development Service (KED): founded in 1968Ecumenical Missionary World Service of the Protestant Mission (EMW-ÖMW)Committee for Development-Related Education and Journalism: founded in 1977In 2003: Integration of the Ecumenical Study Institute (ÖSW): founded in 1972Funding: largely with public and church fundsThe Church Development Service emerged in 1999 as a result of the fusion of several church relief agencies:Services Overseas were founded in 1960 as a working group of the Protestant Churches in Germany. The main objective was the placement of experts in developing countries. The work principles remain proven and tested to this day: experts are only posted upon the specific request of the independent partners, the organisation does not conduct own projects. It put a time limit to the cooperation in overseas assignments and imbedded them in ecumenical structures. Partnership became the key word for Services Overseas and an expression of the active participation in worldwide ecumenical Christianity. By 1999 Services Overseas had posted assigned almost 4,000 experts.The Evangelic Centre for Development Aid (EZE) was founded in 1962, the same year as its Catholic counterpart (KZE). The Churches responded with these foundations to the offer of the German Government of providing them with public funds for the promotion of development schemes. Subsidiarity and programme autonomy were basic principles in the process: the state complemented with its funds the financial means of the churches, which remained, however, autonomous in the selection and design of projects. The EZE remains to this day a contractual partner of the BMZ. The General Assembly of the EZE is closely linked to the EWDE Board of Directors. The BMZ funds are processed by members of the Bread for the World staff.The Church Development Services originated in an appeal by the EKD synod in 1968 in Berlin-Spandau. In this appeal the synod asked the regional churches to donate voluntarily at least two per cent of their tax income to the fight against poverty and hunger. All regional churches responded to this – even though the two per cent were seldom achieved. With the funds that amounted annually to approximately 45 million euros, partner projects in the South were supported to fight poverty as well as to finance development education and lobby work in Germany.The foundation of the Protestant Development Service (EED) and the fusion of the different relief agencies allowed to get rid of existing shortcomings like confusing committee structures, the parallel development of independently working agencies and the inertia in the implementation of decisions made. It was the creation of an agency that combined project, lobby and educational work as well as the assignment of experts.In 2003 the Ecumenical Study Institute (ÖSW) was merged into the EED and complemented the already existing grant programmes.The work of the EED allowed to raise the profile of the churches in development cooperation.Highlights from the history of the Church Development Service:The EED has in many ways pointed out the issue of wasting and destroying food, not least owing to its funding of the film “Taste the Waste”. After intensive lobby work in Berlin and Brussels politics, too, finally addressed the issue. Now it is a household topic.
10Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service Our Values Our work is rootedin the faith that bears witness to the world as God’s creationin the love that meets the Lord especially in our disenfranchised and poorest neighbourin the hope that in anticipation of a just world acts according to God’s willBread for the World – Protestant Development Service considers itself part of the global Christian communityCooperation with churches and church agencies worldwideParticipation in ecumenical networksPhoto: Christof Krackhardt
11Projects and Programmes Facts and Figures Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service supports almost 1,400 projects in more than 90 countries all over the world.In Germany we fund about 500 development related educational projects.In 2012, Bread for the World approved 1,379 projects in 92 African, Asian, Latin American and Eastern European countries.
12Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service Our Work Projects and ProgrammesDevelopment of Funding PolicyProcessing of ApplicationsProject MonitoringPersonnel ServicesExpert AssignmentVolunteer WorkScholarship ProgrammesNational WorkPolitical DialoguePublic RelationsDevelopment Education SupportThe following slides will provide detailed information on the particular areas of work.
13Projects and Programmes Principles Cooperation with local partner organisationsProject partners areChurchesChurch-related organisationsNon-governmental organisationsPromotion according to the principle of helping people to help themselvesAssistance independent from caste, creed, religion or sexBread for the World – Protestant Development Service does not conduct its “own” projects, but promotes local partner organisations, which are provided with funds, monitoring and expansion. Usually projects are granted for three years. A subsequent prolongation is possible.Being a Protestant development and relief agency Bread for the World naturally closely cooperates with church partners. However promotion is granted irrespective of religion or belief.Promotion is based on the principle of “help towards self-help” that is, the target groups shall be capacitated to continue the pursuit of their interests after a while independently and on their own responsibility (including their legal and political rights).Photo above: Thomas LohnesPhoto below: Jörg Böthling
14Projects and Programmes Programme Priorities Food securityEducationHealthWaterHuman Rights and PeaceIntegrity of CreationGender JusticeChildren and Young PeopleFor us “bread” means much more than simply food – in the terms of Martin Luther it stands for every thing people need for living.The following slides will provide you with more information on the programme priorities of Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service.14
15Projects and Programmes Food security Strengthen small-scale agriculturePromote environment-friendly and locally adapted cultivation methodsDemand the right to food and a better trade justiceAdvocate an international regulation for the management of land and natural resourcesFood securityBasically, enough food is produced worldwide – but nevertheless disastrous famines and food shortages occur frequently. Currently over 900 million people are starving.More than 80 per cent of the people starving worldwide live in rural areas. So as to allow the affected small farmers to feed their families and themselves adequately Bread for the World supports small-scale farming and provides help towards self-help. That also includes the allocation of small loans.Environmental-friendly and sustainable cultivation measures, adapted to the particular soil and climate conditions, allow small farmers to achieve long-term high yields. The Bread for the World partners help them to find adequate irrigation methods, to advance their seeds and to market their agro-products successfully.Bread for the World uses its lobby work to advocate worldwide the right to food and better trade justice. This also includes pointing out global relations – like, for instance, the food shortage in the South due to the cultivation of energy crops or fodder for the European market – as well as consolidating fair trade in Germany.Because we have no doubt that there is enough for each and everyone of us – as long as we handle the available resources carefully.Photo: Christoph Püschner (project: Defying the Eternal Drought, Kenya)
16Projects and Programmes Education Promote education and training projects, especially in rural areas and slumsDemand the right to education, in particular for ethnic minorities and other disadvantaged communitiesSupport the partner organisations in their campaigns for educational reformsEducationThere are still almost 800 million people across the globe who can neither read nor write. Two thirds of them are women and girls. They are often denied a school education in the countries of the South. Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service helps them to demand their right to education and promotes projects, in which children and young people receive (further) training.Because we are convinced that education is prerequisite for a sustainable development.Photo: Thomas Lohnes (project: A Home for the Excluded, Columbia)
17Projects and Programmes Health Support health programmes, especially in rural areasProjects to promote and (re)integrate disabled peoplePromote HIV/AIDS awareness training in schools and health facilitiesCampaign for the access to drugs of people infected with HIVHealthMillions of people are still suffering from avoidable diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, typhoid fever or cholera. Main causes for the massive spreading of infectious diseases are the lacking access to safe clean water and sanitary facilities, the lack of knowledge regarding contagion risks, as well as poor health care. Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service supports basic health services worldwide. The poor and needy receive medical care and are informed about the causes of diseases as well as possibilities how to prevent them.One priority in the health work of Bread for the World is to fight HIV und Aids: Bread for the World promotes self-help groups and initiatives for the care of AIDS patients. In order to curb the further spreading of the virus local partners conduct awareness training and offer HIV testing. Likewise promoted are projects working against the stigma, campaigning for dealing openly with HIV and AIDS, and fighting against the discrimination of the infected. Bread for the World advocates at national and international level that at long last everyone infected with HIV gets access to life-prolonging drugs.Because we contend that everyone has the right to protect his/her health.Photo: Uta Wagner (project: Laughter is the Best Medicine, Russia)
18Projects and Programmes Water Support projects to improve the drinking water supply, above all in rural areasPromote the development of systems adapted to a more economic and efficient use of waterCommitment to a socially fair and sustainable water policyWaterWorldwide approximately 1.2 billion people have no access to drinking water. Hence they are often forced to use dirty or polluted water. And as a result they frequently fall sick. Together with its partner organisations Bread for the World advocates that people get access to clean water.Because it is our belief that everyone has the right to drink clean water.Photo: Jörg Böthling (Project: Source of Confidence, Laos)
19Projects and Programmes Human Rights and Peace Assistance to people who fell victim to state violence and arbitrary governmentSupport of organisations that document human rights violations and provide legal assistancePromote the inter-religious dialogue and reconciliation of hostile ethnic groupsStrengthen democracy and participation of civil societyHUMAN RIGHTS AND PEACEWar and violence, discrimination and exclusion as well as human rights abuse prevent and destroy development.Hence Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service and its partner organisations are actively campaigning for a culture of peace.Bread for the World advocates the dialogue between different religions and the reconciliation between hostile ethnic groups. Moreover the organisation assists in building democratic structures, in preventing the abuse of power. And it contributes to strengthen civil society.Bread for the World helps people, who have fallen victim to state violence and despotism, as well as organisations documenting human rights violations and providing legal assistance to the affected people. Besides financial assistance human rights organisations need above all international companionship and support, to get as much protection as possible against assaults.One thing is clear: Without respecting human rights and lasting peace we cannot overcome the worldwide poverty.Photo: Christoph Püschner (Project: No Violence!, DR Congo)
20Projects and Programmes Integrity of Creation Support small farmers, landless and indigenous people in their struggle against the destruction of the environment and the overexploitation of naturePromote climate mitigation projectsAdvocate a sustainable way of life and economic activityIntegrity of Creation is a crucial concern for Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service. Because the impact of environmental destructions and the effects of global climate are already threatening the existence of many people in the developing countries. For instance, heat waves and floods are increasingly causing crop failures and famines in the countries of the South.As Christians it is our faith that God has ordained us to cultivate and maintain the Earth.Photo: Anel Sancho Kenjekeeva (Project: A green oasis amidst Wasteland, Mexico)
21Projects and Programmes Gender Justice Support initiatives that promote women and capacitate women in demanding their rightsQuestion traditional role modelsPromote projects that favour women and men equallyIn many parts of the world women have considerably less opportunities than men to live a self-determined life. Fathers, brothers and husbands decide over their heads, if and for how long they will attend school, at which age they marry whom or how many children they will have. Women work more than men while earning considerably less money, and it is rather the exception for them to own proper land. In addition to all that they are often victims of domestic and sexual violence.Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service campaigns in different ways to end discrimination and advocates gender equality. Because gender equality is a key prerequisite in overcoming poverty.Photo: Christof Krackhardt (Project: Little Money – Great Impact, Philippines)
22Projects and Programmes Children and Young People Promote projects that provide protection for and support (former) child labourers, street children and child soldiersEducation and training programmes for children and young peopleSupport food and health programmes that first and foremost favour children and young peopleChildren and young people suffer in particular from poverty prevailing in many places. Almost ten million children under the age of five die every year of avoidable diseases and malnutrition, almost 200 million boys and girls under the age of 14 are forced to work, and over 100 million children and young people are living in the streets without any protection and perspective. In numerous conflicts minors are abused as child soldiers.Bread for the World – Protestant Development Services advocates the interests of children and young people – because every child has the right to a life in human dignity.Photo: Christian Nusch (Project: A slightly different Family, Argentina)
23Projects and Programmes Step by Step towards Success ApplicationAuditFinal Report3. InstalmentAssessmentAuditSubmit ProjectProgress ReportAuthorisation2. InstalmentIn most cases applications are submitted directly to Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service. Often applicants have already been in contact with the partner organisations or other agencies point Bread for the World out to them. First the applications will be assessed, in particular regarding content criteria and the particular country strategy. In general further queries are necessary. Recommendations from project partners or expert opinions are obtained to allow an assessment of the applicants and their venture.The final decision regarding project funding is made by the Development Service and Humanitarian Aid Committee. Its members are appointed by the Diakonia and Development Conference.Following approval, Bread for the World signs a contract with the project partner, in which mutual rights and duties are established. Partners agree to compliance with specific standards like, for instance, biannual reports regarding the project progress and an annual audit by an independent association.Funds are paid in instalments.Following project termination the partner organisation submits a final report including a self-analysis and -evaluation of the work achieved as well as describing the effect on the beneficiaries.In case the continuation or expansion of a project requires further financial assistance, a renewed application can be submitted by the organisation.Photo: Christoph Püschner (Project: Defying the Eternal Drought, Kenya)Contract1. InstalmentProgress ReportAudit
24Projects and Programmes Consultancy Services Consultancy and training for partner organisationsObjective: Improve quality of workAreas:Organisation developmentEnhance self-help capacitiesDiversification of financial resourcesOutcome and impact orientationFinancial managementConduct:Cooperation with local experts or consultancy servicesImplementation of seminars and trainingsBread for the World – Protestant Development Service supports its partner organisations in the countries of the South with consultancies and seminars. The quality of project work is to be ensured in the process.Organisation development: To work effectively organisations must constantly evolve. We provide consultancy services for the organisation of such transformation processes and assist in releasing as much innovative energy as possible.Guidance for self-help: “Help towards self-help” is a basic principle in our project work. Hence we assist our partners in adjusting their development work accordingly.Diversification of financial resources: Many partner organisations depend too much on funding from one awarding authority. In the medium term this fact may threaten their existence. We help our partners in tapping additional financial resources.Impact orientation: The impact of all Bread for the World projects should be collected, analysed and documented systematically. This benefits both transparency as well as quality assurance. We assist our partners in establishing systematic impact observation.Financial management: Efficient finances are indispensable for successful development work. Thus our partner organisations are trained on a regular basis in financial management.Conduct: Local consultants or rather the locally based “Consultancy and Support Structures” conduct individual sessions concerning the above-mentioned issues. More comprehensive capacity-building processes with several partner organisations, including the implementation of seminars and trainings, are provided by the Consultancy Desk of Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service.Photo: Eric Miller
25Staff Programme Experts Assist partner organisations on demand Share their knowledge and experienceHelp strengthening civil societyDemonstrate solidarityDuration: 3 yearsPrepare in courses and tutorials for their postsUpon request of its partner organisations Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service provides experienced specialists. These share their knowledge and their experiences in places where there is no or not enough proper staff is available. Their active cooperation is the living proof of their solidarity with the people in the respective countries.Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service provides courses and seminars for outbound and returning experts and their families allowing them to prepare for their stay in overseas and their return respectively.Photo: Christof Krackhardt (expert Lisa-Marie Ouedraogo, STIPA, Kenia , see Annual Report 2012, pp )
26Staff Programme Volunteers Support partner organisations on demand Contribute to projectsGain valuable life experienceDuration: 12 monthsPrepare in courses and seminars for their postsCountries: Costa Rica, Cameroon, Cambodia, China and GeorgiaCommitted young adults can also contribute to a Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service project for the duration of twelve months within the scope of a volunteer programme. In doing so, they support the work of partner organisations while gaining valuable life experience.Photo: Bread for the World (Volunteer Janina Prötzsch, Center for Children‘s Happiness, Cambodia, see Annual Report 2012, pp )
27Staff Programme Scholarships Target groups: young professionals from developing countries (socially disadvantaged and staff members of partner organisations), theologiansVocational grant programme: funding professional and further education in the countries of the SouthAcademic Grant Programme: scholarships for master courses or doctorates in Germany and overseasProtestant Academic Exchange: scholarships for theology studies in Germany and overseasAcademic Programmes of the Regional Churches for students from Africa, Asia and Latin AmericaBread for the World – Protestant Development Service funds both the academic as well as the vocational training of young women and men in Germany and overseas. The main objective of this promotion is not to advance individual careers, but to upgrade the qualifications of partner organisations in overseas. In doing so, projects contributing to peace, justice and integrity of creation receive support.The Development Grant Programme for Vocational Training and Further Training in Germany and Overseas is specifically directed at women and young people from poor rural sections of the population, at disadvantaged ethnic groups, refugees and the internally displaced persons as well as disabled people in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The scholarships are implemented sur place to prevent “knowledge migration” as well as to improve the educational systems in the South.The Development Grant Programme for Academic Studies in Germany and Overseas is directed at young professionals from developing countries. It allows them to deepen their technical knowledge in Germany and in Africa, Asia or Latin America. The main target of the programme is to promote human resources development in overseas partner organisations.The Protestant Academic Exchange Programme already exists since 1952 in Germany. It is aimed at providing German and foreign theologians with fundamental ecumenical experiences. And above all the understanding of the church tradition und theology in the respective host country is a funding priority.The eleven regional academic church programmes in Germany (in short: STUBEN) provide students from Africa, Asia and Latin America with opportunities for development exchange and commitment.Photo: Frank Schultze (Students of the Regional Churches Programme)
28National Work Political Dialogue Objectives: Active involvement in shaping the political framework for a sustainable developmentParticipation in political formation of will and influence on decision-making processesGiving the concerns of our partners a voiceDevelopment of statements and political strategiesProvision of specialist informationDialogue with politicians in the national and international arenaCooperation in networks, alliances and committeesCivil society pressure groups at international meetingsDialogue with PoliticsMany problems of the people in developing countries cannot be solved at local or regional level. Based upon its experiences with its partner organisations Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service points out social injustices to politicians, suggests changes and sees to their implementation. This is frequently done in cooperation with other civil society actors.Photos (clock-wise): 1. Renate Künast, former Federal Minister for Consumer Protection, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (Photo: Bread for the World). 2. Ilse Aigner, current Federal Minister for Consumer Protection, CSU (Photo: Bread for the World). 3. Sigmar Gabriel, chairman of the Social Democratic Party (Photo: Christoph Püschner). 4. Olivier De Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food (Photo: Bread for the World), 5. Nikolaus Schneider, Chair of the Council of the Protestant Church in Germany (Photo: Paul Hahn). 6. Dirk Niebel, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, FDP, and Gerd Sonnleitner, long-time chairman of the German Farmers’ Association (Photo: Bread for the World).28
29National Work Public Relations Production of information material EventsAdvertisementFundraisingCommunication with multipliers in the regional associations, churches and parishesEducational work and ecumenical learningMedia workInternetPublic relations of Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service aim to inform the German public about the causes and background of hunger, poverty and violence in the countries of the South as well as to give account of the project partners’ work. For this purpose information material is produced and events are organised.At the same time it is a matter of raising funds for the work of Bread for the World and to advertise the trademark Bread for the World.Public relations are developed in cooperation with the appointees for Bread for the World in the regional associations and free churches, and relies on a diverse network of committed individuals, groups, parishes and schools.Public relations also include educational work and the provision of learning material – just like media work (cooperation with the press, radio and television) and the Bread for the World web page.Poster: Less is Empty (Design: Agency Gute Botschafter, Haltern)
30Development Education National WorkDevelopment EducationTarget groups: parishes, schools, one world shops, partnership projects, political initiativesGoals:Promote a societal paradigm shiftImpart knowledge on global contexts and mutual dependenciesShow options for future actionInspire willingness to assume responsibilitiesBread for the World – Protestant Development Service supports the educational development and information work of parishes, development initiatives and educational institutions. The promotion objective is to encourage and facilitate people to advocate global justice in their local and social environment.Development is not made by experts. It needs the informed and committed involvement of as many people as possible. Hence the idea of promoting development-related education and journalism is to encourage and allow a broad participation.Photo: Welthaus, Bielefeld
31Partnership Project Fund National WorkPartnership Project FundPromotion of smaller development projects of church partnership groupsExamples:Health projectsEducational measuresAcquirement of learning materialsIncome-generating measuresCivil society activitiesAchievement of project goal in two years maximumBread for the World – Protestant Development Service promotes smaller development projects developed in the dialogue between the church partnership groups and their partner groups in the countries of the South and the East. These include, for instance:(Further) TrainingHealth and social projectsAwareness raisingAcquirement of learning materialsSmall infrastructure measuresIncome-generating programmesMicrocredit systemsRural developmentEcological agriculture in combination with fair tradeCivil society activitiesCampaigns, for instance, on the issue of human rightsProjects should be conceived in a way that allow to achieve its objective within two years. The project goal must be in keeping with the goals of Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service.Photo: H. Könemann (Maternity Home in Lago/Burkina Faso)31
32National Work Film Funding Funding of developmental relevant films from Germany, Europe and the developing countriesFilms should provide insights in local, regional and global context or depict ownership and power constellationsFilms should be suited for use in parishes, schools and adult educationResponsible: Protestant Centre for Developmental Films (EZEF)The Protestant Centre for Developmental Films (Evangelisches Zentrum für entwicklungsbezogene Filmarbeit, EZEF) is the film board of Bread for the World– Protestant Development Service and located in Stuttgart.Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service funds films concerning North-South issues and supports film and media projects especially during the production stage. Developmental relevant films shall expand the educational media in parishes, schools and adult education. Films should be suited to provide critical insights in local, regional and global contexts. Or depict ownership and power constellations. Applications for film projects can be submitted by filmmakers from Germany, Europe and the developing countries.Bread for the World – Protestant Development Servicedecides which films are fundedprimarily finances the production of filmsfunds the purchase of films that are rented and distributed by the EZEF or the Protestant media centresprovides author grants for innovative projectssupports research trips for developmental pressing issuesEZEFadvises directors who seek funding for their projectevaluates the applications together with Bread for the World – Protestant Development Serviceis the contact for filmmakersmakes license agreements on behalf of Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service for a non-commercial film distributiondistributes and sells the funded films in the non-commercial sector.32
33Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service Source of Funds in 2012Public fundsChurch fundsOther third-party fundsDonations and collectionsBequests, fines and other revenuesFinancial income3,6 %1,3 %22,2 %49,5 %2,8 %SOURCE OF FUNDS IN 201249,5 % Public funds: mainly from the budget of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)20,6 % Church funds: contributions of the Church Development Service (KED)2,8 % Other third-party funds: i.e. from the European Union (EU) to co-finance ongoing projects22,2 % Donations and collections: remain to be the fundament of Bread for the World3,6 % Bequests, fines, other revenues: legacies and inheritances; fines allocated by German courts in favor of Bread for the World; paybacks from project funding1,3 % Financial income: mainly interest revenues that are generated because the full amount of donations is not immediately transferred to the project partners, but depending on the current project progress.Total receipts of Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service amounted to million euros in 2012.The Seal-of-Approval of the “German Central Institute for Social Issues” (DZI) is a reliable criterion for the credibility of charities. It is annually renewed and confirms the correct planning, implementation, accounting and control of the use of funds and budgetary dealing with the necessary expenditure for administration and public relations.Further Information can be obtained from the Annual Report 2012 of Bread for the World (Art. No ).20,6 %
34Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service Use of Funds in 20122,9 %Project fundingProject supportCampaigns, educational work and advocacyAdvertising and public relationsAdministration3,0 %2,5 %6,1 %85,5 %USE OF FUNDS IN 201285,5 % Project funding (project fund payments, emergency funds, scholarship programmes, human rights work, churches helping churches, FFO retirement home project in Rumania)6,1 % Project support (preparing and selecting suitable projects, assessing project applications, qualification of partner organisations, controlling, reviewing and evaluation of projects)3,0 % Campaigns, educational work and advocacy2,5 % Advertising and public relations2,9 % AdministrationTotal expenditure of Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service in 2012 amounted to million euros.The Seal-of-Approval of the “German Central Institute for Social Issues” (DZI) is a reliable criterion for the credibility of charities. It is annually renewed and confirms the correct planning, implementation, accounting and control of the use of funds as well as the budgetary dealing with the necessary expenditure for administration and public relations.Further Information provides the Annual Report 2012 of Bread for the World (Art. No ).
3555th Fundraising Campaign Land to Live – Reason for Hope Inauguration of the 55th Fundraising Campaign: 1st Advent Sunday 2012Motto: Land to Live – Reason for HopeDemands:Land must be equally distributedLand must feed peopleLand must be sustainably usedBecause land is a gift of GodLand to Live – Reason for HopeMore than 900 million people in the world are starving. 80 per cent of them live in rural regions, that is, exactly there where food is produced. Their hunger could be avoided! That is why we say:1. Land must be equally distributed.Many small farmer or landless people have not enough fertile land – if at all. If national and international investors take this land away from them and land is unequally distributed, they lose their livelihood. Hence agrarian and land reforms must ensure a more equitable distribution.2. Land must feed the people.Fodder and agro-fuels for the rich industrialised nations are cultivated on ever-expanding areas. As a result, less and less areas for the cultivation of food for the native population are available.3. Land must be sustainable used.Only ecological and socially acceptable cultivation methods help to maintain the basis of life for future generations. That requires that small farmers have access to water and land.4. Land is a gift of God.According to the biblical tradition God gave the land to farming families so as to allow them to live and work in the country. Farmers losing their land to the rich and powerful evoke severe criticism of the prophets: For the sake of God small farmers must not lose their land and subsequently their livelihoods to the greed for profit of others.
3655th Fundraising Campaign Angola Looking ahead Project: Looking ahead, Angola (Inaugural Project of the 55th Fundraising Campaign)Photo: Jörg Böthling
37Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service Co-operation and NetworkACT AllianceWith currently over 100 member organisations and a staff of more than 33,000 the international church network ACT Alliance is worldwide one of the biggest alliances for humanitarian and development aid. ACT is short for “Action by Churches Together” and offers people affected by poverty and injustice both, immediate and long-term assistance. The vision of ACT Alliance is to coordinate worldwide the work of church organisations and structure their work even more effectively with mutual quality standards.APRODEVIn order to influence decision-making processes in institutions of the European Union, Protestant agencies from 13 European countries have joined forces in the APRODEV network, the Association of Protestant Development Organisations in Europe.VENROVENRO (Verband Entwicklungspolitik deutscher Nichtregierungsorganisationen e.V.) is the association of approximately 120 German non-governmental development organisations. The VENRO members are private and church executing agencies of development cooperation, emergency relief and development education, public relations and lobbying activities. Together they advocate more justice in our One World as well as fighting poverty, the implementation of human rights and preservation of the natural resource base. VENRO joins the forces and experiences of its member organisations, lobbies mutual concerns in the public and with government agencies, and cultivates links with other social circles.AGdDThe „Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Entwicklungsdienste“ (Working Group of the Development Services) is an umbrella organisation of the seven state-approved German development services. It supports the re-integration of inbound experts and offers seminars for professional orientation.Arbeitskreis „Lernen und Helfen in Übersee“The Association “Learning and Helping Overseas” (AKLHÜ) is a central body for advising on personal commitment abroad, on exchanges on issues and technical topics between national and international actors in development cooperation, and on networking. AKLHÜ is a public-benefit association with 32 member organisations operating in the fields of personnel development cooperation, international volunteer services and development-related education. Since its formation in 1963 AKLHÜ’s activities have been promoted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).Ziviler FriedensdienstThe Civil Peace Service (CPS) supports projects aimed at non-violent conflict resolutions in various countries worldwide. Its objectives are the prevention of violent conflicts, the reduction of violence, and the long-term securing of peace. A number of development and peace organisations have joined up to form the Civil Peace Service Consortium. Members of the consortium include non-governmental as well as governmental agencies. The programme is being financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).Alliance Development WorksTogether with the Welthungerhilfe, MISEREOR, terre des hommes and medico international Bread for the World has formed the Alliance „Development Works – United for People in Need.” The members of the alliance provide long-term aid in the aftermath of major disasters and in emergencies. The goal is to fight the causes of want, poverty and conflicts. The alliance members closely cooperate with local partner organisations.
38Thank you for your time and interest! www.brot-fuer-die-welt.de Power Point Presentationregarding the work of Bread for the World – Protestant Development ServiceEdited by the Protestant Agency for Diakonia and Developmenton behalf of Bread for the World – Protestant Development ServicePostbox10061 BerlinPhone:Internet:Text Editor: Thorsten LichtblauDesign: Factor DesignLayout: Thomas KnödlBerlin, September 2013