Our current projects on the field
ActionAid Hellas is currently implementing the following projects under the "EU Aid Volunteers Initiative":
- "EU Aid Volunteers building resilience through gender and youth leadership in humanitarian action” (December 2019 – December 2021): This 2-year “VOLEAD” deployment project, led by AA Hellas, is implemented in 13 counties, involving 4 sending organizations (AAH, AADK, Alianza, WWGVC) and 15 hosting organizations (AA Myanmar, AA Nepal, AA Kenya, AA Zambia, AA Zimbabwe, Alianza Colombia, Alianza Haiti, Alianza Jordan, Alianza Palestine, Alianza Mauritania, WWGVC Tunisia, WWGVC Cambodia, WWGVC Nepal, WWGVC India, PPSA Cambodia). VOLEAD aims at improving the resilience capacities of vulnerable communities in disaster and crisis affected areas in Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, North, Northwest and Southeast Africa, Central and South America. VOLEAD methodology on resilience building will be based on ActionAid’s HRBA and Humanitarian Signature, focusing on equal participation and leadership of women and youth in decision making related to DRR and LRRD. AAH is responsible for the overall coordination and communication of the project, deployment of 16 volunteers in Cambodia, Zimbabwe and Myanmar, hosting 2 apprentices, organisation of trainings and mentoring missions.
- “EU Aid Volunteers supporting and complementing Humanitarian Aid in Middle East, Africa, Asia and Southern and Central America” (December 2019 – December 2021): This 2-year deployment project, led by WWGVC, aims at supporting and complementing Humanitarian Aid in Middle East, Africa, Asia and Southern and Central America, through the deployment of EU Aid Volunteers. Four sending organisations (WWGVC, Alianza, AAH and Action Against Hunger) and 36 hosting organisations are involved in the project. AAH is responsible for deploying 8 volunteers in AA Myanmar and AA Kenya.
- “EU Aid Volunteers supporting gender mainstreaming in humanitarian action” (December 2019 – December 2021):This 2-year deployment project, led by Alianza Spain, aims at enhancing gender mainstreaming and women's rights in humanitarian contexts through the deployment of EU Aid Volunteers. The specific objectives of the project are to: a) Improve gender approach in protection actions for communities affected by humanitarian crises, b) Enhancing women's participation in disaster risk reduction and LRRD activities, and c) Reinforcing gender-sensitive Communication, Advocacy and Accountability, through the deployments EU Aid volunteers in consortium countries, online volunteering and capacity building activities. AAH is responsible for deploying 12 volunteers in Kenya, Myanmar, Jordan and Colombia.
- "EU Aid Volunteers increasing protection capacities of local communities and organisations in humanitarian contexts” October 2018 – October 2020: This 2-year deployment project, led by Alianza Spain, aims at improving the EU capacities to provide protection for specific vulnerabilities by the involvement of 57 EU Aid Volunteers in 13 different third countries. It will focus on increasing resilience of local communities, enhancing capacity building of the implementing organizations during humanitarian crisis, reinforcing communication, advocacy, and accountability towards populations. Action Aid Hellas will be involved in selecting, training, and monitoring 5 EU Aid Volunteers in Colombia and Bangladesh, and will assist in capacity building activities.
- "EU Aid Volunteers acting for LRRD” October 2018 – October 2020 : This 2-year deployment project, led by GVC Italy, aims at strengthening the EU capacities to provide needs-based humanitarian aid and enhancing the response and resilience of at least 70 vulnerable and disaster-affected communities through the deployment of 47 EU Aid Volunteers in 19 different third countries. ActionAid Hellas will be involved in selecting, training and monitoring 2 EU Aid Volunteers in Bangladesh and assist in capacity building activities.
- “Empowering Youth Led Volunteering in Local Level Responses” (December 2018 – December 2020): The 2-year "YLVO" capacity building project, led by ActionAid Denmark, aims at strengthening the capacities of participating organizations to submit successful applications for certification under the EUAVI. It has a specific focus on empowering young people's (especially young women's) participation in local level responses. ActionAid Hellas is an implementing partner assigned to coordinate the certification process for all ActionAid partners and share experiences around the initiative.