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Christian Aid in the Democratic Republic of Congo


Christian Aid in the DRC has wide experience of projects funded by institutional and other key donors.

The Civil Society Fund for Good Governance (July 2010-December 2014) was established to empower civil society to promote the voice and interests of citizens, and to hold government to account. Christian Aid led a consortium to manage this programme, which was funded by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The programme awarded 108 grants worth $8.7m to fund initiatives across education, health, gender and mining, and provided training in financial and risk management. Read case studies from the programme.

UK Aid Match funding from Christian Aid Week 2012 was used to enable our partners to improve livelihoods in DRC.

Christian Aid Ireland’s four-year Programme Agreement from Irish Aid is funding
 humanitarian work.

The European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO) is supporting several projects:

  • Reducing the vulnerability of communities affected by armed conflicts in North Kivu, South Kivu and Maniema. This project includes improving food security, water, sanitation and health, and protecting displaced and returning people.

  • Promoting participatory governance for development in DRC. The aim of this work is to promote exchanges between people at the grassroots Local Committees for Participatory Governance and their local elected officials through Parliamentarians Provincial Liaison Cells, to ensure integrated and sustainable development.

  • Food security work and market development work in South Kivu.